INVESTMENT PROMISE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF TATARISTAN
President of the Russian Federation Tatarstan Republic Rüstem Minnihanov visited Turkey’s first and only chemistry specialized OIZ, GEBKİM, for the investment and cooperation projects planned by Tatarstan companies in Turkey. President Minnihanov, speaking during the OIZ trip accompanied by Mustafa Varank, Minister of Industry and Technology of the Republic of Turkey, said, “I have been to many countries in the world, I have visited many industrial zones, but I have not come across well-functioning OIZs like in Turkey. We especially liked the facilities and structure of GEBKİM. We have the intention to invest in Turkey,” he said. Within the scope of the visit, the opening of GEBKİM Kindergarten, whose foundations were laid by Minister Varank, was also held.
President of the Russian Federation Tatarstan Republic Rüstem Minnihanov visited Turkey’s first and only chemical specialized organized industrial zone, Kocaeli-Gebze Chemical Specialized OIZ (GEBKİM) for the investment and cooperation projects planned by Tatarstan companies in Turkey. During the visit, which was attended by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, the opening of GEBKİM Kindergarten, which was laid by Minister Varank 8 months ago, was also held.
“I HAVE NEVER COUNTED WITH OIZs WORKING WELL LIKE IN TURKEY”
Making a speech at the dinner after the GEBKİM tour, President of the Russian Federation Tatarstan Republic Rüstem Minnihanov said, “Every time we come to Turkey, they welcome us as if we were at home. We feel at home here. I have been to many countries of the world, I have visited many industrial areas, but I have to say that; I have not come across well-functioning Organized Industrial Zones like in Turkey. We especially liked the facilities and structure of GEBKİM. You are a good example for everyone with the support you give to entrepreneurs, businessmen and workers here. I see two reasons behind your success. Firstly, the Turkish Nation, the Turkish people, is a hardworking, enterprising and hard-working people. Second, you have a government that supports such an industrious and enterprising people. All necessary support is provided for entrepreneurs and industrialists.
“WE WILL WORK TOGETHER AND TAKING YOUR WORK AS AN EXAMPLE”
Praising Turkey’s investments in Tatarstan, President Minnihanov said, “We visited many organized industrial zones in Turkey and accumulated their working experience. With the help of Turkey, many Turkish companies made their own investments in Tatarstan. Now we also have the intention to invest in Turkey. We met with our Minister, he is a very assertive and hardworking person, we are known as hardworking, but here we see that you are making more effort than us. We accept this goodwill with gratitude. As long as you work, we will take your hard work as an example and work with you.”
“I INVITE YOU TO INVEST IN TURKEY”
GEBKİM Chairman of the Board Vefa İbrahim Araci said, “As the head of GEBKIM OIZ of Tatar origin, it has been a great honor for me to host the Leader of Tatarstan. When we met with the President in Kazan, he gave me some advice. Now I listen to that advice and as a Tatar I invite you to invest in our beautiful Turkey, which welcomes us. As the son of the same nation living in two different countries, we invite you to invest in Turkey, especially in GEBKİM, under the leadership of our President.
CHILDREN OF PRODUCING FAMILIES WILL GROW THE BEST
GEBKİM Kindergarten, which was laid 8 months ago by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, was put into service at the ceremony held with the participation of Minister Varank. GEBKİM Kindergarten, which was opened to raise the children of productive families in the best way, will serve not only working families but also families in the region with a capacity of 120 full-time students and 240 half-day students. In GEBKİM Kindergarten, which consists of six classes and four workshops, Montessori Class where children will explore the world, Art Class where they will experience art, Gymnastics Class where they can perform sports activities in the winter season, Chemistry Class where they will experience chemistry, Culture Class where they will learn about world cultures, Space Class where they will explore the limits of space, 70 different intelligences. There is an Intelligence Games Class where they can play the game, a Foreign Language Class where they will be taught a foreign language in their mother tongue, a Fairy Tale Class where they can listen to fairy tales and develop their imaginations, and most importantly, a Math Class which will make Mathematics no longer an element of fear.