World Bulletin / News Desk
Acting Chairman of Turkey's Privatization Administration, Ahmet Aksu, said on Wednesday that they planned to issue a tender notice for the Galataport project by the end of 2012.
Galataport Project includes the construction and 49-year operation of hotels, shopping malls, cinemas and entertainment centers in the quarter of Karakoy-Salipazari.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Aksu said that Galataport would become one of the most important centers of attraction in Turkey and in Europe.
"At this point, the privatization of the General Directorate of Tea Enterprises (CAYKUR) is not on our agenda and we have not taken any decision on the privatization of other organizations like Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAS) and PTT," Aksu indicated.
"There is high interest in the privatization of Turkish highways from various countries in Europe and the Far East. We will receive final bids on the highways on October 31. We plan to complete the tender process for Turkish highways within 2012," Aksu noted.
On Izmir's Cruise Ships Port, Aksu said that the port was in a stage of a tender.
We plan to make Izmir be an important port for cruise ships, Aksu also said.
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