Members of the Çanakkale Chamber of Commerce and Industry paid a visit to the Finland Chamber of Commerce on 12th October 2016. They spent three days in Finland and met with representatives of construction and forest industries. Finnbuild, the International building and building services fair was also included in their programme.
Çanakkale is located on the southern shore at the narrowest point in the Dardanelles strait, which is one of the two major water passages connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.
The key business sectors in Çanakkale are agriculture, tourism, construction, mining and forestry. The region is known for its fruits and vegetables, husbandry, production of milk as well as milk and water products. Furniture and processing of wood products and construction of houses and public buildings are also among main business sectors in the region.
There are plans to build the 1-Ezine food organized industrial zone with production facilities for milk, cheese and other products, which are well-known in Turkey. The Çanakkale Bosphorus Bridge will connect villages of Sütlüce in Gelibolu and Şekerkaya in Lapseki. It will be built by 2023. Investments in renewable and geothermal energy, production of automotive spare parts and facilities for food productions are welcome in the region.
Çanakkale is one of the most important cultural centres in Turkey with unspoiled nature and historical attractions such as Troy (Truva), Assos (Behramkale) and Gallipoli (Gelibolu). Tourists can enjoy yacht tours, different forms of water sports and dainties of the Turkish cuisine in Çanakkale.
Written by Anne Hatanpää, Finland Chamber of Commerce