The TRNC’s ports are to be privatised, Minister for Public Works and Transport, Hasan Tacoy has said.
During a visit to Kyrenia port this week with Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication, Feridun Bilgin, he said that the priority would be on Famagusta port. Tacoy noted that their aim is to develop the North’s maritime sector and secure income for the economy.
Pointing out that they are exerting an intensive effort for developing maritime and its related sectors, Tacoy underlined the importance of promotion, especially in the field of transportation and securing income from it. Within this framework, he noted, they wish to establish a Logistical Support Centre, by using Turkey’s experience on this issue.
Referring to the launching of new coast guard boats, Tacoy said that this is important for the security of the coasts and added that the coast guard has 18 vessels and that Turkey had granted them five trailers.
Tacoy noted that they will spend 500 thousand euro for the maintenance of breakwaters in Kyenia Old Harbour and its surrounding area, adding that they have made preparations for this together with experts from Turkey.