Select Committee on Trade and Industry Ninth Report


Programme of Trade and Industry Select Committee visit to Turkey

20-23 November 2000

Monday 20 November - Istanbul

  •   Meeting with Chairman of YASED (Foreign Investors' Association)

  •   Presentation and lunch at Istanbul Stock Exchange

  • Meeting with TÜS_AD (Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association)

  Group one:  Visit to HSBC Bank

  Group two:  Visit to Commercial Union Hayat Sigorta

  •   Dinner with the Turkish British Business Council

Tuesday 21 November

Group One - Ilisu

  • Meetings with DSI and GAP-RDA staff in Diyarbakir

  • Meeting with the District Governor and the Mayor of Hasankeyf: meetings with local residences: visit to the archaeological works site

  • Meeting with Mayor of Batman: meeting with Governor of Batman

  • Meeting with Mayor of Diyarbakir

Group Two - Yalova and Izmit

  • Meeting with Mayor and Governor of Yalova

  • Visit Thames Water Dam project at Izmit; presentation and lunch with Thames Water staff

Wednesday 22 November - Ankara

  • Breakfast briefing with Ambassador

  • Meeting with Minister of Economy

  • Meeting with Minister of Foreign Trade

  • Lunch with Turkish Parliamentarians

  • Meeting with Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

  • Meeting with Professor Arik, Ankara University

  • Dinner hosted by Ambassador

Thursday 23 November - Ankara

  • Group One:  Meeting with Minister of Communications

Group Two:  Meeting with British Council

  • Meeting with Director General, European Preparations

  • Meeting with Professor Alt_nbilek, State Hydraulic Works (DSI)

  • Lunch with Embassy Economic and Commercial Department staff

  • Group One:   Meeting with Privatisation Administration

Group Two:  Meeting with Halkbank

  • Meeting with Professor Tuna, Middle East Technical University

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