He may winter sports center: Turkey Ski Federation (MHF) President Erol Benefits, said that Turkey could become a major winter sports center.
Turkey Ski Federation (MHF) President Erol Benefits, Turkey will be held spread over 12 years, 48 billion euros could become a winter sports center with an investment and in the world by geographical reasons could join a very small number among the countries that held the Winter Olympics, he said.
According to the statement made by TKF, Yarar, “An Economic Development Model; He shared the goals of the project titled "Ski Sport" and the federation with a press conference.
The benefit is that the project in question basically has two pillars; On the one hand, he emphasized the need to focus on investment while providing the necessary support in cooperation with the clubs to train athletes. Turkey will be held spread over 12 years, 48 billion euros could become a winter sports center with an investment and in the world by geographical reasons Winter Olympics held capable of very few Benefits striking could join the ranks of the country, "48 billion euros, at a very reasonable amount of investment for 12 years ... in Istanbul We are talking about an investment equal to only two airports, such as the new airport. ”
Benefits in the world and in Turkey, the number of athletes skiing, race number, compared to the ski slopes and lifts with favorable terms of economic return number. Touching on the contribution of winter sports, especially skiing, to the economy, Yarar also noted:
“As the pioneer in the development of ski winter tourism, investments in the only sports and ski sector that provide regional development return in 7 years. For example; The most important source of income for Austria is winter tourism and skiing. Austria's population is only 8,4 million, its gross national product (GNP) is 309,9 billion euros, and the total amount of ski sport to the Austrian economy is 44,1 billion euros.
There are more than 3 thousand winter sports in the mountains in Turkey, but only 10 of them can be made. Mountains to ski in Turkey is very convenient. In our country, there are 2 mountains over 166 thousand meters, 3 mountains over 137 thousand meters and 4 mountains over 4 thousand meters. However, we cannot evaluate our potential. Turkey Ski Federation budget of 2,5 million euros, with a low financial strength than in Western European countries.