The Regulation on the Amendment to the Organized Industrial Zone Implementation Regulation was published in the Official Gazette and entered into force. The amendment of the regulation aims to eliminate the problems encountered in the application. With the regulation, many steps have been taken in areas such as increase in precedent, establishment of electricity generation facility for the participant of the OIZ, establishment of a recycling facility and elimination of the victimization faced by the industrialists.
With the amendment made, the regulation regarding the sale of land in foreign currency in the OIZs was repealed, and the parcel allocation fee was determined as the upper limit in calculating the price to be paid in the land cancellations and returns. As part of the efforts to reduce bureaucracy and simplify the legislation, since land registry and cadastral information are in the public archive, deed submission will no longer be required in requests for the establishment of a special OIZ.
Expressing that the changes were shaped in line with the demands and current needs of the industrialists, Minister Varank stated that they took important steps in favor of the industrialists. Minister Varank continued his words as follows.
“We completed the regulation amendment with my teammates at the end of a rigorous evaluation and analysis process. It is our greatest desire that all the decisions we take return to our industry as added value. With the regulation, we increased the construction area usage capacity in industrial parcels. At least 10 percent of the total size of the region, common areas of use can be set as equivalent in industrial parcels of 1.00. Again, we allowed the OIZ participants to set up wind and solar power generation facilities for their own needs.
WE PREVENTED THE DISORDERS
“We heard the demands from the recycling industry. Recycling and disposal facilities will be established in the technical infrastructure areas of OIZ. In order to prevent the industrialist from being victimized, we left the final decision to the Ministry about the facilities that are not allowed to be established in the OIZ. We also included the participants who have received permission to use building in the application of extension of time, but who have not yet obtained a business license and work license. We made arrangements in the duties and functioning of the OIZ organs. We went to digitize the functioning of the OIZs and to simplify the bureaucracy. ”
HEALTH OF WORKERS SHOULD BE OBSERVED
“Planned industrialization is of great importance in terms of sustainable growth. I wish that our decisions will be beneficial for the industry sector, which is the backbone of the economy. Due to KOVİD-19, our industrialists have great duties in this difficult process. We are trying to lighten their burdens to ensure the continuity of production. Our expectation from our industrialists is that they take care of our workers by maximizing occupational safety in their facilities. We conveyed the rules to be applied to industrial facilities in this period. Protecting the health of our workers as well as the continuity of production and employment is one of the most critical duties of our industrialists. ”
CONSTRUCTION AREA INCREASED
With the amendment made, the capacity of the construction area was increased in the industrial parcel of OIZs. In regions where at least 10 percent of the total area size has a common usage area, it has been allowed to set the precedent as 1.00 in the industrial parcels. In addition, elements such as the basement underground basement and single mezzanine were excluded from the precedent calculation, provided that the total of non-peer basement and mezzanine floors did not exceed 30 percent of the total area of the parcel.
ENERGY GENERATION HAS OPENED
One of the facilities provided to the OIZs was opening the way to generate electricity from solar and wind energy. With the amendment, the participants were allowed to set up wind and solar power generation facilities required for their own needs in the empty parts of the industry and service support parcel in the OIZ. Electricity generation facilities based on solar and wind energy will be evaluated within the scope of the support unit of the participant.
RECYCLING PLANT TO OSB
In addition, in line with the demands from the recycling sector; Recycling and disposal facilities were allowed to be established in OIZs provided that they were in the technical infrastructure area of OIZ and the OIZ enterprising committee or general assembly decision was taken.
With the regulation, changes were made within the scope of reducing bureaucracy and simplifying the legislation. No longer will the deed submission be requested in transmitting requests for the establishment of a special OIZ to the Ministry of Industry and Technology. OIZs were also given the opportunity to donate, provided that the Ministry approved it.
With the amendment made in the Implementing Regulation, the regulation regarding the sale of land in foreign currency in OIZs was repealed. Due to the increase in revaluation rates, the parcel allocation fee was determined as the upper limit in calculating the price to be paid in the land cancellations and returns. Thus, industrialists were not victimized, OSBs were prevented from being damaged. In addition, regulations regarding the implementation of the tender procedures and principles of the creditor were made in the OIZ construction tenders, where the Ministry's loan was provided through external financing within the framework of international agreements.