25 FACTORIES, 4 PROJECTS 320 MILLION TL INVESTMENT
TR MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank stated that they opened 25 factories with an investment amount of 320 million TL and said, "These factories, which produce in many fields from machinery to textiles, from food to construction elements, provide employment for 650 people." said.
Minister Varank made the collective opening of 25 factories and 4 projects in Çorum Organized Industrial Zone (OSB). Emphasizing that they, as the Ministry, support the investors on the one hand, and undertake important projects on the other, Varank said, “Almost all of these factories were established by obtaining an incentive certificate from our ministry. Thanks to these documents, they benefited from attractive advantages. Considering the added value they have made to Çorum and our country, it is a fact that they deserve this support until the end.” he said.
4 IMPORTANT PROJECTS
Explaining that they brought 4 important projects with a total budget of more than 8 million TL to Çorum with the support of the Central Black Sea Development Agency as well as the incentives, Varank said, “Today, we are also making the official opening of those projects. Thanks to the Çoruminia, Veli Paşa Inn and Çatak Nature Park projects that we have realized with Çorum Municipality, we contribute to the development of tourism. We are establishing employment workshops with the 'Strong Women, Powerful Youth Project', which we also support within the scope of SOGEP. Thus, while raising a qualified workforce for the industry, we also increase female employment.” used the phrases.
650 PEOPLE EMPLOYMENT
Stating that they continue to make new investments in Çorum and Amasya, Varank said, “We have opened 20 factories in Merzifon that will be the dynamo of production and employment. Now we are opening 25 factories with an investment amount of 320 million TL in Çorum. These factories, which produce in many fields from machinery to textiles, from food to construction elements, provide employment for 650 people.” he said.
NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY MOVEMENT
Underlining that we have passed through historical times when all world economies were subjected to difficult tests, Minister Varank said, “We have made breakthroughs to reduce our economic and technological dependence on foreign countries in every field, especially in the defense industry. These difficult processes also showed us how accurate and appropriate the vision of the National Technology Move put forward by our President is.” said.
Stating that the economy grew by 9.1 percent in the last quarter of 2021 and 11 percent throughout the year, Varank said, “With these figures, we took our place in the first place among the G-20 and EU countries. Last year, our exports exceeded 225 billion dollars, breaking the records of the history of the republic. Again, we have achieved great success in employment. There was an increase of approximately 3 million 200 thousand people in employment in 2021 compared to the previous year. With this increase, the unemployment rate decreased to 11.3 percent. he said.
ISLAND OF STABILITY
Emphasizing that Turkey's international position has become much stronger with the leadership shown by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister Varank said, "While all of us are circles of fire, Turkey emerges as an island of stability in its region. Thanks to his political and economic power, he undertakes policy making. Despite the fire burning around it and the economic crisis, Turkey will continue on its way with firm steps. With your support, our country has the leadership and experience to turn all crises into opportunities. Just as we came out of the 2008 crisis stronger, we will come out of here with a clear conscience. As long as you trust us and our economic policies. Keep investing, creating jobs and increasing exports. Take advantage of the support and loans given by our ministry. We will always be by your side. You will see that both you and our country will win.” used the phrases.
Pointing out that Çorum increased its exports to 2 billion 600 million dollars in 2021 with an increase of 300 percent compared to the previous year, Varank thanked the investors.
After the opening ceremony, Minister Varank met with business people in the city at a consultation meeting at the Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TSO) conference hall.
Governor Mustafa Çiftçi, AK Party Çorum Deputies Ahmet Sami Ceylan, Oğuzhan Kaya and Erol Kavuncu, KOSGEB President Hasan Basri Kurt, Hitit University Rector Prof. Dr. Ali Osman Öztürk, Çorum TSO Chairman of the Board Çetin Başaranhıncal also attended.