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“.
Durmazlar’s low-floor tram for Kocaeli city was presented at Innotrans.
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.
The tram and metro companies are being forced for change with the “local production” terms in almost all of the recent tenders.
Dr Mike Bent
The second Turkish tram builder is the Istanbul municipal operator, Istanbul Ulasim..