5/21/2010

USD 5 billion refinery investment by Petkim

 

Yeni Safak - Petkim, the biggest name in Turkey’s petrochemical industry, will invest USD 5 billion in a refinery project in Aliaga, Izmir. The company’s Director General Hayati Ozturk said Turkey must focus on increasing employment, production, exports and added value. Speaking about the refinery project, Ozturk said, “Once it becomes operational, the refinery in Aliaga will help the region and the country. 8-10 thousand people will be directly or indirectly employed here for the construction stage. This investment will be a very important step in terms of both the Turkish petrochemical sector and employment.”

Turkey; Petkim; petrochemical sector; refinery investment; Hayati Ozturk; employment; Izmir; Aliaga

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