ACCRA, The Turkish Government has expressed interest in partnering the government of Ghana to operate a proposed national airline, says Turkish Ambassador to Ghana Nesrin Bayazit.

Disclosing this when she paid a courtesy call on Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda here Wednesday, she said Turkish Airlines had the biggest network in Africa flying to more than 50 destinations on the continent.

... and since there is a talk about establishing a national airline for Ghana, we're looking at the possibility of being involved in this process.

Bayazit also said a Turkish company was contracted to construct the Terminal Three of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, and that Turkish firms were interested in supporting the construction of other projects for the country.

She said there were about 150 Turkish companies operating in Ghana, supporting the country's development efforts. We're looking at the possibility of doing more business with the Ministry of Aviation or any other Ministry, she added.

Turkish companies operating in Ghana are also exploring opportunities to contribute towards the government's 'One-District, One-Factory programme, in order to accelerate the industrialization process.

The Minister welcomed Turkey's plans, saying that the government was prepared to collaborate with any airline which had good proposals for potential partnerships. The government has already received proposals from Ethiopian Airlines, Mauritius Airlines and Abu Dhabi Airlines on theproposed new national airline of Ghana, he said.

Source: NAM News Network