“Bulgaria is a member of the EU and for Turkish investors this can be a great advantage. If you manage to make a good impression on Trakia Economic Zone, you have a big chance for our companies to invest in the automotive sector and agriculture”. “The words of Bursa Regional Governor Muniar Karaoglu quoted Turkish newspapers and televisions a day ago. The leading news in the regional media of over 3 millionth megapolis was the three-day visit from 13 to 15 January to a Bulgarian business delegation led by the two governors of the Trakia Economic Zone – Assoc. Prof. Nikola Dobrev and Eng. Plamen Panchev.
The purpose of the visit was to explore the commercial and industrial areas and the investment opportunities in both countries. The news is the number one on the official site of the Bursa valley.
”Bulgaria is our closest neighbor. There are many reasons to develop our neighborhood, “said Governor Karagulu during his meeting with Eng. Dobrev, Eng. Panchev, Mr. Faik Korkmaz, Sienit Holding Manager, chairman of the Kuklen Municipal Council, and the mayor of the Orhanelli municipality, Mr. Erfan Tatlioglu.
Bulgarian businessmen presented the advantages of Trakia Economic Zone (TEZ), one of the largest Bulgarian economic projects.
“The zone unites 6 industrial zones in the region of Plovdiv, the first of which started 18 years ago. Until now over 120 foreign and Bulgarian investors have invested more than 1 billion euros in TEZ”, pointed out eng. Plamen Panchev. And he added: “I know your investors are very enterprising. Our desire are for more Turkish businessmen to invest in the area to follow the example of their compatriots from “Techno Aktach”.
On the question of whether companies interested in the food industry will have the right conditions for investments, Prof. Eng. Nikola Dobrev stressed that in the composition of TEZ there are zones with different economic specifics. “That is what makes the “Trakia Economic Zone” unique- there are areas with agro– sector, high- tech sector, heavy industry, etc. The investor has real choices”. The Bulgarian delegation was cordially welcomed by the Mayor of Bursa, Recepce Alpepe, whose first words were that his mother was from Kuklen.