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Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 

Turkish businessmen interested in railway investments

Skopje, 13 June 2014 (MIA) - Turkish companies in the fields of construction, manufacturing of machines and steel constructions, mining, automotive, food and textile industries from the Association of Independent Industrialists and Businessmen (MUSAID) held Friday meetings at the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.

The objective is establishing business communication with Macedonian counterparts, investments and joint distribution at third markets.

"Representatives of 13 renowned companies from Sakarya attend the business forum. We are aware of the enormous potential for bilateral cooperation and that is why we are here. We are assessing investment opportunities in Macedonia, with the goal of finding partners we can work with in the future", said MUSAID chairman Halit Inci.

He said Sakarya is an industrial city with annual exports of US$4 billion, as well as encompassing one-third of Turkey-Macedonia total exchange.

Ilhan Ak, owner of company "Akcelik", which manufactures freight cars, voiced interest for investments in Macedonia's railway transport.

"We see potential for development of railway transport in Macedonia. We have annual turnover of about US$700 million and we are interested in investing in Macedonia. I hope these meetings will yield fruits", said Ak.

Sofce Jovanovska from the Economic Chamber of Macedonia stressed today's visit represents a continuation of the successful cooperation with Turkish companies.

"The numerous visits respond to our need for joint distribution not only in the region, but also the Middle East", added Jovanovska.

Last year's exchange between Macedonia and Turkey amounted to US$380 million, representing a slight increase from the previous year. ik/15:11


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