2/22/2008

Turkey to privatize Bandirma and Samsun ports

The New Anatolian - Turkey's privatization authority said it would open a tender to handover operation of two ports for a period of 36 years. Initial bids for Bandirma and Samsun ports will be collected between April 8 and 22, with a provisional deposit of 5 billion USD and 10 thousand YTL for the tender specifications. Bandirma is situated on souther side of Marmara Sea about 63 miles from Istanbul and the port of Samsun is the major port for the central part of Black Sea coast.