Over 280 sites to be tendered for mining

The Turkish Energy and Natural Sources Ministry has decided to hold tenders to open 284 sites to mining, according to the Official Gazette.

The mentioned 284 mining sites were put out to tender previously, but the tenders were canceled because there was not adequate number of bidders, the decision of the General Directorate of Mining and Petroleum Affairs (MAPEG) said yesterday.

More efforts planned to rehabilitate Kurbağalıdere creek

A new tender has been held to select a company to carry out additional work to rehabilitate Kurbağalıdere, one of the central creeks in Istanbul's Kadıköy district on the Asian side.

Some 250 million Turkish Liras (around $39 million) have been spent over the past eight years to clean the highly polluted creek.

BIRN Database Shows Bosnia Pays Dear for Officials’ Limos

Over 10.6 million KM - equal to 5 million euros - was spent on purchasing 329 official limousines in Bosnia in 2018 whose price averaged 32,000 KM, or about 16,000 euros, a BIRN database reveals. In total, it recorded tenders to procure 1,666 official vehicles, worth about 46 million euros, in 2018.

PPC looking forward to investors from China in lignite unit tender

The new tender for the concession of the Public Power Corporation units at Megalopoli and Meliti opened last Friday, with investors appearing reserved before they see the sale-and-purchase agreement (SPA) terms and the utility itself hoping to see an expansion in investor interest.

Koç unit bids in power plant tender

Turkish LPG distribution company Aygaz said on Sept. 12 its Entek Elektrik Üretim unit, jointly owned with parent Koc Holding, has bid in a tender to operate two hydroelectric power stations.

A previous privatization tender in 2016 for the two power plants, Menzelet and Kılavuzlu, had been canceled, Aygaz said in a statement to the Istanbul stock exchange. 

'Red lines' vs 'sharp lines' in foreign policy

After attending the "Victory Day" reception at the presidency on Aug. 30, I drew the following conclusions:

- Turkey is ready to conduct all kinds of maneuvers to prevent unwanted situations and fait accomplis to its south. Whatever is necessary will be done. The decision has been taken. I saw the sense of relief that this decision has been taken at the highest level.