PAGEV VISITED THE MINISTER OF SCIENCE, INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY
Plastics industry is searching solutions for their problems
Being one of the youngest and most rapidly growing industries in Turkey, the plastics industry is looking for solutions for the problems cramping its development. During their visit to the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Işık, PAGEV addressed the industry's problems regarding import in particular, costs spent for accredited foreign laboratories and inadequate quantity of R&D centers, and asked for support. The Minister, who had been supporting all the efforts performed to revive domestic toys production, got briefing on activities of the PAGEV Toys Committee.
Turkish Plastics Foundation (PAGEV), the umbrella organization of the industry, continues to work on elimination of the problems that hinder development of the industry. During their recent visit to the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Işık, the PAGEV committee addressed the industry's problems regarding import of products and machinery in particular, costs spent for accredited foreign laboratories and inadequate quantity of R&D centers that might contribute to the production of high added-value goods. The committee requested the Minister's support for elimination of these problems, and discussed the ministerial aids and the required responses.
Other participants were the Deputy Secretary Ramazan Yıldırım, the Directorate General of Industry Prof. Dr. İbrahim Kılıçaslan, the Advisor to the Minister Dr. Mehmet Duyar. The Chairman of the Executive Board of PAGEV, the 1st Deputy President Ahmet Meriç, the Secretary-Member of Executive Board Cemil Çakar, the members of the Executive Board Murat Özadam, Kazım Öztürk and Abdullah Karatepe, and the Technical Coordinator Yağmur Cengiz appeared in the meeting on behalf of PAGEV.
The committee shared the recent developments regarding the plastics industry's first R&D center. The ministerial supports regarding this R&D center, which will be built at the yard of the PAGEV Vocational and Technical High School in Küçükçekmece, were also discussed. This R&D center will enable domestic production of the imported products, relieve the burden of costs spent for accredited foreign laboratories, and take the heat off of the industry representatives.
Moreover, PAGEV gave information on the final phase of the works on promoting and reviving domestic toys sector to the Minister who provided full support from the day one. Suggestions on the organized industrial zone which is planned to be established in Düzce were also discussed.