Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KMTSO) Assembly held its 27th Ordinary Meeting with video conference.
KAHRAMANMARAŞ (İGFA) – The Kahramanmaraş Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KMTSO) Assembly held the first regular meeting of its year. held the meeting. In the meeting chaired by the Speaker of the Parliament, M. Hanefi Öksüz, January activities and economic developments were evaluated.
KMTSO Assembly President M. Hanefi Öksüz said in his speech that Kahramanmaraş has started to return to old times in the economy and that the locomotive sectors are less affected by the pandemic. Noting that the tourism and service sectors are more affected, Öksüz stated that the tourism and service sectors are more affected and said, “You know that the locomotive of Kahramanmaraş is first textile and then steel goods. Our new sectors have also started to emerge. In this respect, we were not affected by the pandemic as much as other cities with tourism and service sectors. But we need to make good use of these periods. In these periods, let’s never hinder our investments that are suitable for rapidly changing technology. Because we have to keep up with technology in industry. Our job is to keep our competitive power here, and we must make use of the latest technology. ”
KMTSO Chairman of the Board Şahin Balcıoğlu gave information about the activities of January. Reminding that Kahramanmaraş had exports of 926 million dollars in 2019, Balcıoğlu reminded that they were in the 19th place, and pointed out that they dropped to the 20th place by exporting 825 million dollars in 2020, “This is a very small decrease, but hopefully we will compensate for this this year. But if there is something good, we increased our exports by 46 percent in December. So I hope we will enter this year faster. In 2020, Iraq ranks first with an increase of 15 million dollars in our exports, followed by Egypt with an increase of 7 million, and Pakistan third with an increase of 5.5 million ”.