Ekonumi Minister Zafer Çağlayan, stating that many projects promised for Mersin have been implemented and that other projects are continuing, “Change and transformation is just beginning in Mersin. "We want to make Mersin one of the most important transfer and logistics centers in the world."
Minister of Economy Zafer Çağlayan, who is in Mersin, held a meeting with wide participation to evaluate his first year in the constituency. Speaking at the meeting held at Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Congress and Exhibition Center, Çağlayan evaluated the services provided to Mersin. Çağlayan explained that the tender for Çukurova International Airport was made on December 15, 2011, the implementation contract was signed on January 26, 2012, and an investment of 36 million Euros would be realized in 357 months. Tarsus of Mersin, one of the most important tourism centers of the Mediterranean,KazanEmphasizing that he will also get a share from tourism with the lı tourism region, Çağlayan said, “With this investment, it will create an incredible potential not only for the people who will work in the hotel, but also for nearly 100 sectors of Mersin, from food to textiles, from transportation to cleaning, from furniture to entertainment. Besides this project, Karboğazı-Gülek was declared as a Tourism Development Zone. The works of this region are also being completed and allocation tenders will be made soon. Thus, winter and event tourism will be put into use, and Mersin will be a multi-faceted attraction center in terms of tourism. We emphasized that Mersin is the most important logistics center of Turkey with its location, transportation network, railway connection and ports, and that this potential will be activated.”
“IT WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT LOGISTIC CENTER”
Ro-Ro Caglayan also highlighted the importance of initiating Ro-Ro project envisaged by Egypt to the Red Sea through the Gulf states, the entire African continent to Europe through Turkey, said they would connect Asia. Çağlayan stated that they have implemented many projects they promised to Mersin and said:
“We made our plans and prepared their budgets and necessary economic, social and legal infrastructure. Change and transformation are just beginning in Mersin. We want to make Mersin one of the most important transfer and logistics centers in the world. Mersin, tourism potential, agricultural potential, with not only Turkey's geographical location and its neighbors, the countries of the Far East and European countries will also consider to be a logistics center. We will do our projects one by one.