The government of Karelia and the Turkish holding "Görev" agreed on cooperation

The agreement was signed by the Head of the Republic, Artur Parfenchikov, and the Chairman of the Board of the Görev Holding, Mr. Sen Huseyn Tugay.

The document indicates that the parties will assist Karelian and Turkish companies in implementation of projects, including investment projects in timber and mining complexes, construction, transport, logistics, and medicine.

The holding has a wide range of foreign trade relations, from Latin America to China and Russia. Healthcare, construction and mining, automotive industry, investment in technology and tourism are the fields of the holding activity. Görev has the ability to provide financial support from contract financial institutions of China, Singapore and Russia for the needs of project investment financing of Turkish companies, as well as provides investment consulting services. Under the agreement with the Central Russian Investment Council, a Russian government agency, it provides support for the Turkish companies that want to invest in Russia, transport, and infrastructure. Through its companies in China, Russia, Algeria and Mali, the holding improves the volume of imports and exports between these countries and Turkey. The holding continues construction activities, including infrastructure building, with the companies Karataş Inşaat, Önel Construction, Sarl Karataş and Sarl Truva at home and abroad. The companies of 0ur group can enter various contracts ranging from feasibility studies to design, from detailed solutions to the supply of materials and turnkey applications.

On the eve of the meeting, the Turkish delegation got acquainted with the work of a number of industrial enterprises of Karelia.

Addressing the Turkish partners, Artur Parfenchikov said that in the first half of this year the volume of foreign trade between Karelia and Turkey increased by almost 12 times compared to the same period in 2021.

The head of the region presented the prospects for possible cooperation with the holding. “Industry occupies 40% of the total gross regional product in the structure of the economy of Karelia,” said the Head of the Republic. – The most important industries are timber and mining complexes, electric power, food and chemical industries, metalworking. The republic plays a significant role in a number of sectors of the Russian economy. For example, we grow about 70% of all Russian trout, produce about 20% of iron ore pellets, more than 13% of cellulose and 11% of paper. In general, about a third of all manufactured products are exported.”

According to Artur Parfenchikov, Karelia is ready to offer more than 800 thousand cubic meters of qualitative lumber. The stone processors are interested both in acquiring high-quality raw materials and in supplying the products of the Karelian manufacturers from gabbro-diabase, granites and quartzite to the markets of friendly countries.

At the meeting, it was noted that the republic is ready to offer various types of environmentally friendly products, such as fresh, frozen and dried berries and mushrooms, fruit drinks, juices, jams, sweets and honey, yoghurt fillers. These products can be used as environmentally friendly raw materials in pharmaceutical industry. Karelia also has a potential in the supply of fish products, as well as an interest in the supply of fish feeds from new partners, taking into account the reorientation of the market.

Mr. Sen Huseyn Tugay, in his turn, highly appreciated the prospects for cooperation between the holding and Karelia.

“We consider it our mission to develop relations with the republic. These are trade, pharmaceutical industry, investments in the economy. There is interest in forestry, the mining complex, fishing industry, - said the head of the holding. – In the context of sanctions, new supply chains are especially important. Karelia can fully count on Turkey's support in these spheres”.

At the end of the meeting, Artur Parfenchikov emphasized that favorable conditions and state support measures for investment activities have been created and are being improved in the republic, including preferential provision of land plots, tax preferences, financial and other support measures. The territories of advanced social and economic development have been created, where significant benefits and privileges are provided for the residents. These conditions should become the basis for cooperation.