Testing center for cars to be created in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
A testing center for cars will be created in Turkey, the country’s Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology told Trend Dec. 7.
The center will be established in the province of Bursa in the north-west of the country, the ministry said without disclosing the cost of the project.
It was noted that the center will be one of the biggest ones in Europe.
The total area of the center will be 4.358 million square meters and seven laboratories will function there.
“All cars that are produced in Turkey will be tested in the center, and thus the country will avoid additional costs for testing cars abroad,” the ministry said.
On Nov. 2, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the names of companies that will take part in manufacturing of domestic cars in the country.
Anadolu Grubu, BMC, Kiraca Holding, Turkcell and Zorlu Holding are among them.
Erdogan said that starting from 2021, Turkey will start exporting domestic cars to the neighboring countries.
The Turkish president added that it is also planned to create a special commission, which will supervise the production of domestic cars.
Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in car production. Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN are currently assembled in Turkey.
Moreover, Turkey manufactures local brands of buses, such as BMC, Temsa and Otokar.
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