Turkey wins contracts in Iraq
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Monday, August 18, 2003
ANKARA Ñ Turkey reports winning the first reconstruction projects in
Officials said Turkish contractors have won awards for projects to
construct hospitals, residential units and upgrade oil pipelines and
factories in Iraq. They estimated the contracts at $90 million.
Turkey's Minister of State for Foreign Trade Kursat Tuzmen said the
contracts were already being executed. Tuzmen said he expected additional
Turkish contracts to be awarded in Iraq.
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Tuzmen said Turkish contractors have won awards in Iraq worth $430
since the end of the U.S.-led war in April. He said this could increase to
as high as $800 million before 2004.
In June, the minister said, Turkey's exports to Iraq increased by 187
percent as compared to same period in 2002. In July, the increase was 197