The record in the history of the Republic was broken in gold production
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Dönmez reported that gold production reached 42 tons at the end of 2020, breaking the record of the history of the Republic, despite the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic. Minister Dönmez said, "Thus, we contributed 2.4 billion dollars to our economy." said.
In his speech at the reception of the representatives of the Gold Miners Association, Dönmez said that last year was successfully completed in terms of the energy and mining industry.
You can not start voicing Turkey's gold production in 2001, 1.4 tonnes starts, in 20 years that a total of 382 tonnes of gold produced, this production with the state, he said earning the equivalent tax income below 76 tonnes.
In Turkey, Dönmez said domestic and continued production of the foreign total of 18 gold mine, "20 new gold mine project is counting the days to invest in. Hopefully we will get these projects are also gold production in our 100 tons of the introduction. Our goal from domestic sources before our gold needs to reduce the gold-sourced current account deficit significantly, to increase employment in this field. " he spoke.
Dönmez pointed out that the goal of gold production at the beginning of 2020 to be between 40-45 tons, "Despite the epidemic, our gold production reached 42 tons at the end of the year by breaking the record of the history of the Republic. Thus, we contributed 2.4 billion dollars to our economy." said.
last year, an increase of 123 percent over 2019 to 25.2 billion dollars does not start voicing gold is imported, said that Turkey's gold in substantial savings for investment evaluation.
"mining is conducted in accordance with world standards in Turkey," Donmez, expressed so far in the gold mining that a total of $ 6 billion invested in the sector, 13 thousand 200 people were directly employed, the industry has reported that about 50 of the livelihoods of thousands of people with their families.
Pointing out that 488 thousand dollars was invested in gold mining to provide employment for one person, Dönmez said:
"in providing the most value-added products produced in Turkey comes from gold in the first place. Lately unfounded by some circles, far and lie from the scientific, we recognize that made an ideological opposition to gold mining with false information. Forth together and solving problems here We need to put. Turkey's gold imports are increasing. correspondingly we have a reserve that meet at least half of this demand, but Turkey's energy and mines independence of an hordes organized that incite and terrorize society is concerned and stretch the arm side of him every opportunity, legitimize We are working against an opposition. Sadly field to print our workers, them trying to intimidate, we have witnessed the vandalism as an attack on the work machine. founded on labor ideology, advocating the labor of holiness, topics they do not refrain from assail the labor of our fellow workers when Turkey's interests But everyone is good at that. verily Karadeni for Turkey