Chairman of Hatay Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (HASIAD) Yahya Kemal Nalcabasmaz said Tuesday they expected the production of liquid steel in the region in 2015 to reach 16 million tonnes.
Speaking to the AA, Nalcabasmaz said that the production of liquid steel in the region will bring investments worth billions of USD in the next five years.
Hatay currently produces large amounts of liquid steel. Our province will soon begin manufacturing steel products. Hatay supplies the giant steel pipes that will carry potable water to the Jordanian capital of Amman. Hatay will send thousands of steel pipes to Jordan in trucks in 2010, Nalcabasmaz said.
Touching on the importance of the Hatay Airport, Nalcabasmaz said that the Hatay Airport will serve more than 500,000 passengers by the end of the current year.
With the completion of a new terminal on a land of 46,800 square meters, the Hatay Airport will serve more passengers and earn the title of "International Airport" soon, Nalcabasmaz said.
According to Nalcabasmaz, Hatay has the second biggest fleet of trucks in Turkey and conducts 50 percent of all exports of fresh fruits and vegetables in Turkey.
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