Bursa Becomes a Logistics Center: BTSO, which also undertakes the leadership of the 'Logistics Village Project', which will integrate ports with high-speed train and highway projects with the aim of making Bursa a center in logistics transportation, has started the preparations for the Logistics Summit. The first important works of the Logistics Platform, which was established under the coordination of Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the request of the Governorship of Bursa; There will be the 'Logistics Summit' to be held and the 'Master Plan' to be prepared afterwards.
Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which carries out macro-level studies with a broad vision in order for Bursa to get a higher share in world trade, has assumed another important responsibility on an issue that has been on the agenda for years. BCCI President İbrahim Burkay; “With the export target of 2023 billion dollars we set for 75, we have to establish the infrastructure that will manage a huge foreign trade volume of 145 billion dollars. BTSO's participation in the Great Anatolian Logistics Organization (BALO) project and its initiatives within the framework of the 2023 Bursa Strategy will determine the future regional and international role of our city in the way of becoming a logistics base ”.
Reminding that it was decided to form a working group to be coordinated by BTSO in the meeting held with the participation of business world organizations in Bursa Governorship for the 'Bursa Logistics Center Project', known as the 'Logistics Village' in the public, Mayor Burkay said, “The Logistics Platform we established with our Governorship He made important decisions in order to accelerate concrete steps related to the project in the meeting held in BTSO recently ”.
Emphasis on 'common will'
Emphasizing that the 'Pre-Feasibility Report', which was previously prepared with the contributions of BEBKA and BUSİAD, will pave the way for decision makers at specific points and put forward a common will owned by the whole Bursa, Burkay said, from regional ports and railroad connections to possible new industrial zones. He announced that they will initiate a wide range of Master Plan studies.
Underlining that one of the industry councils formed under the BTSO roof is the Logistics Council, İbrahim Burkay said, “Together with BEBKA, which takes an active role in the platform where our Council is also active, we have started the preparations for the Logistics Summit, which we will organize with the contributions of SİAD and OIZs. During the establishment of the Logistics Center, it is of great importance that all institutions in Bursa act with common wisdom and will in order to achieve the result. As Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we will resolutely continue the work required to achieve this goal, which we undertake, with the right steps as soon as possible. In addition to our business organizations, our administrators and political representatives in public and local administrations will demonstrate the necessary will on behalf of Bursa ”.
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Burkay, Turkey's Bursa from the beginning of production centers which give direction to future sea - Road and Rail in creating the foundation of a suitable combination of integrated transport logistics center to be used; He stated that, taking into account the growth in target sectors, it should shape its future fiction accordingly.
Stating that they are working to eliminate the physical infrastructure deficiencies with the change and transformation initiated in both industry and trade, BTSO Chairman İbrahim Burkay said, “In the 10 countries with the highest foreign trade in the world, the weight is on maritime transport. Unfortunately, in Bursa, which is an important sea city where the industry has developed so much, we use very little maritime transport. Unfortunately, he noticed the Bursa sea a few years ago. With the important investments of our Metropolitan Municipality, we have made serious strides in passenger transportation. The determinant of civilization and development is transportation alternatives and quality. In this sense, we must establish our Logistics Center, which will work in integration with the ports, as soon as possible in order to make our region more commercially attractive.