16th September 2017

SUNREF Turkey Project’s first Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ) visit has started in İstanbul İkitelli OIZ on September 13, 2017, introducing Halkbank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) credit facility. The main objective of the project is to provide financing for green and social investments in Turkish industries. The OIZ visit aimed at promoting and presenting the eligibility criteria of the project, as well as raising awareness of industrial companies on green investments and environmental regulation. The event gathered over 200 participants from OIZ management and industries inside and surrounding of İkitelli OIZ including but not limited to textile, plastic, manufacturing, construction, food sectors etc. Green investment possibilities for different sectors are shared with the participants. Opening speeches of the visit were made by İkitelli OIZ Director Mr. Şaban GÜLBAHAR, AFD Turkey Director Mr. Serge SNRECH and Head of International Banking and Structured Finance Department of Halkbank Mr. Recep GÜLEÇ. The meetingwas organized by the Technical assistance consultant team, in collaboration with of AFD and Halkbank offices. The presentations included the promotion of SUNREF Turkey, benefits of the program and eligible projects for green credit line, and information about the green credit line. The technical assistance team plans approximately 20 OIZ visits to be conducted during next two years to present SUNREF Turkey and advice prospective sponsors on project viability, financial gains and customized support.