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Turkey firm seeks partnerships in Nigeria aviation sector

29 January 2016, 20:30

Abuja - A Turkish company has expressed interest in partnering government develop into Nigeria’s aviation sector.

TAV Airport Holdings, according to Turkish Commercial Counselor to Nigeria, Dr Ahmet Zafer Gulsen, specializes in building of new airports, maintenance and creation of bankable projects Gulsen disclosed the interest in Abuja where he led a delegation of Turkish investors to a meeting with Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika.

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“Tav Airport Holdings is a foremost company in Turkey that is interested in partnering the government of Nigeria for the development of Nigeria airports and the aviation sector in general,” said Gulsen.

Meanwhile, Sirika, said the administration welcomed partnerships aimed at growing the sector.

“Nigeria (aviation) market is virgin and that the government is ready at all time to welcome partnerships that will develop the market,” said Sirika.

The minister however said such partnerships must be built on proposals that meet the due process guideline and therefore be competitive.
“Hence it is essential for interested investors to showcase what they can offer,” said Sirika.

Meanwhile, he said Government was willing to enter into a partnership with TAV Airport Holdings, which could make it possible for a new terminal that will come with a runway and other facilities of international standard to be built in Abuja to support the existing Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

- CAJ News


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