09 June 2015 14:17
Mehdi EKER, Food, Agriculture and Livestock Minister, inaugurated the solar power plant which was established with the support of the Karacadag Development Agency. The opening ceremony was held in GAP International Agricultural Research and Training Centre in Diyarbakır and Hüseyin AKSOY, Governor of Diyarbakir; Oya ERONAT, Deputy of Justice and Development Party, Masum BURAK, General Manager of Agricultural Studies and Policies (TAGEM); and Hasan MARAL, Deputy Secretary General of Karacadag Development Agency attended the opening ceremony.
At the opening ceremony Mr. EKER said that Southeastern Anatolia Research Institute turned into International Agricultural Research and Training Center. This Institute transfers Turkey’s agricultural know-how not only to Southeastern Anatolia Region but also to international arena. We aimed that Turkey’s agricultural competitiveness to be a significant level in the international scale through not only the amount of production but also with information, technology and R&D. For this purpose, we, as the ministry, increased the allocations to R&D 25 fold.