Turkey prepares to privatise major ports
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.7 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Turkey intends to hold several tenders for the privatisation of the country's major ports this year, Turkish Ministry of Transport, Shipping and Communications said in its report posted on its website on Thursday.
According to the report, the ministry is preparing a new model of privatisation of ports according to which eight will be combined into a single tender package. This package will include the following ports: Derince (Izmit), Kruvaziyer (Izmir), Izmir Yuk (Izmir), Tekirdag (Tekirdag) Gulluk (Mugla), Kabatepe (Canakkale), Gokceada Kuzu (Canakkale) and Pasaport Iskelesi (Izmir).
One of the tender conditions is that four of the eight ports will be changed into yacht marina ports after privatisation.
In addition, a separate tender will be held for the privatisation of the port of Galataport (Istanbul).
It is expected the tenders will be announced as early as next month, the report says.