ATSO President Budak: The rumors about the high speed train coming to Antalya do not reflect the truth. Antalya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ATSO) President Çetin Osman Budak made a proposal to build an airport in the Finike-Demre-Kaş region in order to facilitate the transportation of tourists coming to the western districts of Antalya.
A joint board meeting was held by ATSO, Kumluca Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KUTSO) and Kumluca Commodity Exchange (KUTBO). The first joint board meeting was held in KUTSO Kumluca central service building. ATSO President Çetin Osman Budak, KUTSO President Murat Hüdavendigar Günay, KUTBO President Fatih Durdaş, board members and council members attended the meeting. Issues such as tourism, agriculture and transportation that concern Antalya in general were also discussed at the meeting where the problems of the Western Antalya region were discussed.
TOURISM AND AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS
KUTSO President Murat Hüdavendigar Günay said that they made a very important start for their business life in Antalya. KUTSO President Günay stated that they provide service to 3 thousand businessmen in Kumluca, Finike, Demre and Kaş, “We are currently working on the development and dissemination of alternative tourism, especially in the West Antalya region. The Lycian roads to tourism in the full sense kazanWe are carrying out various projects in order to In addition, we carry out export-oriented studies in order to increase the income obtained from agriculture, which is another important source of income in the region, and to ensure its stability. We are acting jointly with TOBB to solve the problems of our exporters in transportation, customs clearance and marketing.”
'HIGHWAY IS NOT CONSIDERED FOR ANTALYA'
Stating that they had a late meeting, ATSO President Çetin Osman Budak said that many new investments are needed especially in the western districts of Antalya. Antalya shortage of logistics striking Çetin Osman Budak, although he made many new motorways in Turkey but stressed the need to consider whether a highway Antalya. Çetin Osman Budak, who mentioned about the inadequacy of the road between Demre and Finike, said, “The double road construction has not reached other western districts up to Kemer. However, these districts, which export most of their agricultural production, are competing with time in terms of delivering what they produce to the consumer ”.
'NO FAST TRAIN UNTIL 2035'
Emphasizing that the statements about the high speed train coming to Antalya do not reflect the truth, ATSO President Çetin Osman Budak said, “In 2012, we collected 100 thousand signatures and made the necessary applications, but we did not get any results. Even in our most recent meetings with the relevant authorities, it is stated that there is no high-speed train operation for Antalya until 2035 ”.
'NOEL FATHER'S BRAND VALUE IS 1.6 TRILLION DOLLARS'
Antalya name is now a world brand and every year 15 million tourists entertain the record Çetin Osman Budak, said:
“I think Antalya's tourism potential has not been fully utilized. The brand value of Santa Claus, who lived in our Demre district, is 1.6 trillion dollars. Those who come to visit the Church of St. Nicholas become pilgrims. Different brands should be created next to the name of Antalya. If we evaluate properly, we can create new brands with untouched areas such as Olympos, Myra, Kalkan and Yanartaş and alternative tourism resources such as the Lycian Way. "
'THE AIRPORT TO THE WEST'
Cetin Osman Budak, who brought up the proposal to build a new airport and a cruise port in Demre, in the vicinity of Finike-Demre-Kaş in order to facilitate the transportation of tourists coming to the western districts in particular, pointed out that the airport and the cruise port will contribute greatly to the tourism of the region if it is built. Antalya's contribution to the country in terms of both agricultural production and export, and tourism. kazanATSO President Çetin Osman Budak, who added that he could not get the value added, added to his words that they could produce projects that will produce permanent solutions to the problems of the regional economy by acting in closer cooperation with KUTSO and KUTBO.