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Turkey's developing economy offers lucrative investment opportunities in infrastructure across a wide variety of sectors including transportation, healthcare, and energy. According to the World Bank, Turkey ranks 3rd globally in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, with a total contract value of USD 165 billion from 1990 to 2015. With a successful track record of over 220 PPP implementations across a diversified portfolio of infrastructure assets, Turkey has been able to realize around 80 percent of those projects over the past decade.

Turkey has solid rationales for investment in infrastructure:​

  • The Turkish economy exhibits a robust annual GDP growth rate of 5.5 percent on average.

  • Turkey's 82 million strong population is growing by an additional 1 million every year; this is coupled with a rapid urbanization process that has resulted in more than 20 urban centers with populations over 1 million, and of which 9 of those 20 have populations of over 2 million.

  • Turkey's growing international trade volume and strategic location compel the country to develop its infrastructure.

  • As a bridge between the East and the West, Turkey leads the Middle Corridor at the heart of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

  • Hosting more than 600,000 foreign patients a year, Turkey has significantly improved the quality of its healthcare services and will continue to invest in healthcare infrastructure to catch up with OECD.

  • From transportation to healthcare and to energy, ample opportunities from mega to micro projects are available in the pipeline.

  • Turkey has favorable investment legislation for PPP investments that may be realized through various models, such as build-operate, build-operate-transfer, transfer of operational rights, etc.

  • Turkey's government provides various forms of support and incentives to accelerate the project development.

  • Turkey's investment climate is further strengthened by domestic and international laws that protect investments and provide international arbitration.

  • Turkey's macroeconomic policies, investments, and more importantly, strong public finance management, support PPP investments that require guaranteed purchase.​​​​
<p>​USD 127 billion​​<br></p>

​USD 127 billion​​

​Total value of PPP contracts in Turkey during the 2003-2018 period.​
<p>​175<br></p>

​175

​Total number of PPP projects in Turkey during the 2003-2018 period.
<p>​35%​<br></p>

​35%​

​​Expected growth in Turkey’s total installed power generation capacity from 2018 to 2023 (from 88 GW to 120 GW).
<p>​44,300<br></p>

​44,300

​​Number of new hospital beds in 32 integrated health campuses across Turkey.​​
<p>​5,600 km<br></p>

​5,600 km

​​Total length of new motorway (toll roads) projects in Turkey.
<p>​11,800 km<br></p>

​11,800 km

​​Total length of new high-speed railway projects in Turkey.
<p>​17.5 m<br></p>

​17.5 m

​Diameter of Turkey’s planned triple-deck Grand Istanbul Tunnel crossing under the Bosphorus strait.​
<p>​200 million<br></p>

​200 million

​​Annual passenger capacity once all stages are completed of the newly commissioned Istanbul Airport in Turkey.​

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