Local production efforts in rail and some other industries will be watched and coordinated in ministry level.
At least 51% local production ratio is now a must in Turkey for all kinds of rail projects.
The civil offset regulation is applicable on the public purchases with a minimum amount of USD 10mn and refers to the term “Industrial Cooperation Program” (ICP) or in Turkish “Sanayi Isbirligi Programi” instead of the term “offset“.
Transportation Ministry published a circular stating that all metro and tram car tenders must support local production.
19 Mayis University in Samsun succeeded in producing pantograph graphite project.
Aselsan’s first metro traction system, developed in cooperation with Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, was unveiled in Eurasia Rail.