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Dr. Tamer Saka re-elected as Chairman of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association

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Dr. Tamer Saka who has been leading as a Chairman of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB) Board since July 2019, was re-elected as the chairman at the TÇMB General Assembly meeting held on 17 February 2020.

At the meeting, Dr. Tamer Saka stated, “The total export of clinker and cement in 2019 increased 68 %, realised as 23 million tons. The total export value of the Turkish cement sector year on year became US$877 million, with a 44% increase. We are exporting to more than 100 countries and our most important markets are the USA, Israel, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. In January 2020 cement exports increased by 81% and reached 1.1 million tons and clinker exports grew by 29% to 1.3 million tons. Our forecast is that the Turkish cement sector will grow by approximately 2% in domestic sales and 15% in exports this year.”

“I believe that we will continue to provide contributions to the economy of our country with the collaboration and synergy in our Board of Directors formed upon the General Meeting.”

In the Board of Directors of Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB) where Dr. Tamer Saka acts as the Chairman of the Board, Adil Sani Konukoglu became the Deputy Chairman and Nihat Özdemir, Ali Pastonoglu, Gökhan Bozkurt, and Fatih Yücelik were appointed as Vice Chairmen.

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