Visiting the Gökmen Aerospace Training Center (GUHEM), which was brought to the city by Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry with its vision in 2013, French Ambassador to Ankara Herve Magro said, “GUHEM is a great example of vision. We are ready to provide any necessary support to this center.” said.
GUHEM, which was implemented under the leadership of BTSO, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, in cooperation with Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and TUBITAK, was attended by French Ambassador to Ankara Herve Magro, Science and Academic Cooperation Attaché Dr. Martin Godon hosted Jean-Jacques Victor, Undersecretary of Cultural Activities and Cooperation of the French Embassy in Ankara, Nuri Cem Erbak, Honorary Consul of France in Bursa, and Christian Schnell, Director of the Istanbul French Cultural Center. The delegation was welcomed by BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay, BTSO Board Members Muhsin Koçaslan and Yüksel Taşdemir and GUHEM General Manager Halit Mirahmetoğlu. After the study tour, a consultation meeting was held in which cooperation opportunities were evaluated specifically for GUHEM.
“WE MADE ALL KIND OF INVESTMENT IN GUHEM”
BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay said that they started the Gökmen Project in 2013 in order to establish the necessary infrastructure in Bursa, which has turned into a great competitive field in the world, to train qualified human resources, and to direct young people to key areas including space and aviation technologies. .
Stating that they established the Bursa Aerospace Defense Cluster BASDEC to encourage companies with strong production capabilities in the automotive, machinery and textile sectors to produce in the defense industry, aerospace and aerospace sectors, President Burkay said that they implemented UR-GE Projects with the support of the Ministry of Commerce. With the mission of opening a window to the dreams of space and aviation in their future goals, we brought the Gökmen Aerospace Training Center to our city. We have made all kinds of investments to create a modern physical infrastructure in GUHEM, Turkey's first space-themed education center. Now we aim to operate this place in the most beneficial and efficient way.” said.
“WE WANT TO BENEFIT FROM FRANCE'S EXPERIENCES”
Noting that France has very important experience in the field of space and aviation, President Burkay stated that they want to benefit from the experience of the country at GUHEM. “We can accelerate our cooperation processes by preparing joint action plans.” President Burkay continued his speech as follows: “We expect support from France, especially in education activities. We would like to see companies such as Thales and Airbus at our headquarters. GUHEM currently has more than 160 exhibitions and installations. We aim to increase this number as soon as possible. I would like to express my gratitude to the Honorable Ambassador for his kind visits and close cooperation.” he said.
“BURSA IS A VERY IMPORTANT CITY FOR US”
Herve Magro, Ambassador of France to Ankara, said that there is a strong cooperation between Turkey and France. Stating that Bursa plays a major role in the cooperation between the two countries, Ambassador Magro said, “Bursa is a very important city for us. Especially in the automotive sector, our French companies have many investments here. With the merger of Peugeot and Fiat, the importance of Bursa has increased even more for us.” said.
“THEY WILL MAKE BURSA THE CENTER OF TURKEY”
Stating that they want to carry the strong relations between Bursa and France, which are maintained in the automotive sector, to the fields of space and aviation, Ambassador Magro said, “Gökmen Aerospace Aviation Training Center is a very impressive project. It has a versatile structure. A great example of vision. GUHEM will make Bursa the center of Turkey in the fields of space and aviation. We are ready to provide any necessary support here.” used the phrases.
'INVITATION TO GUHEM' MESSAGE TO FRENCH astronaut
Ambassador Magro, who sent a photograph taken during his visit to GUHEM to French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who was on duty at the International Space Station, invited the astronaut to GUHEM.
On the other hand, the deputies who came to Bursa for the AK Party Local Administrations Presidency Consultation Meeting and the Mayors of Balıkesir, Denizli, Kahramanmaraş, Kocaeli, Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality also examined GUHEM together with BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay and Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş.