World Bulletin / News Desk
Speaking at an introductory meeting of the Izmir Technology Base in western Izmir province, Yildirim said the base, directly and indirectly, will generate around 40,000 jobs for the youth and researchers in the long term.
"We aim to increase the number of companies in the Izmir Technology Base to 800 in 10 years," Yildirim said.
He said the premises will be established on a 9.5 million-square-meter area.
"Local and global companies will be able to do their R&D and technology development operations here," Yildirim said, adding that other projects will follow this initiative.
Technology Minister Faruk Ozlu said global investors, leading Turkish companies, small-and-medium enterprises, laboratories, prototype workshops and social reinforcement will take part in the base.
Ozlu said the tech base will be an international attraction center.
"We will make an investment of 1.4 billion liras [$308 million] in 10 years through a public-private partnership for the establishment of the tech base," he said.