In these days when the pandemic crisis continues, we, as Uran Holding, continue on our way with confident steps and always growing, with the positive effect of the decisions we have made and the strategy we have determined. Believing that crisis periods create the best investment opportunities, we decided to concentrate the growth strategy of Uran Holding in 9 main sectors in order to move forward with solid and cautious steps. These 9 sectors consist of construction, engineering, real estate, tourism, energy, production and agriculture, foreign trade/marketing, service and foundation. Below, I will talk about the works that have been done in the past year and that will be done in the coming years.
The works of our construction group will continue within the scope of domestic and international contracting projects, in-group investment projects, build-sell housing projects in Ankara and Istanbul.The works of our construction group will continue within the scope of domestic and international contracting projects, in-group investment projects, build-sell housing projects in Ankara and Istanbul.
Within the scope of domestic contracting projects, only qualified building tenders such as General Directorate of Highways tenders, hospitals, prisons, justice palaces and universities are followed.Within the scope of domestic contracting projects, only qualified building tenders such as General Directorate of Highways tenders, hospitals, prisons, justice palaces and universities are followed.
Within the scope of overseas contracting projects, road and superstructure tenders are followed in Algeria and Oman. With its changing new administration, Libya has again entered our area of interest and will soon be one of the two regional directorates to be established together with Russia and surrounding countries. Both single and joint commitment projects will be followed in all four regions.
Meanwhile, other group companies will continue to invest in hotels, shopping malls and energy.
Our Ankara housing projects and build-sell projects to be realized in newly developing areas in Istanbul will continue in the coming years.
Our tourism group has invested and operated 2 hotels so far. In addition, 35% additional capacity increase is planned for our hotel in Antalya, which is also under our operation. A 4 or 5 star hotel investment related to thermal tourism, one of the alternative tourism channels, is among our plans.
Our residence investment, which is under construction in Istanbul Tarabya, will continue with the name and operation agreement we will make with a world-renowned group. In the meantime, we are continuing our land and building research in order to invest in hotels of different capacities in various regions of Istanbul.
Our companies in the production group currently operate only for our own companies, as per the strategy. However, it is planned to re-establish facilities in Algeria and Libya.
Our marketing and foreign trade group companies will continue to make distributorship agreements with many companies from all over the world, such as Italy, Germany, Canada, Vietnam and China, in the fields of construction equipment and construction materials, and expand their product range. On the other hand, we started our dealership efforts by giving strategic priority to some of our products such as WPC and Mfloor. Some of the alternative business development activities of our marketing and foreign trade group are focused on the food & beverage and medical sector, and some activities are carried out.
Our work on the energy sector, which has been going on for several years, is still continuing and we are focusing on solar energy projects. Within the scope of our investments, a license has been obtained for this purpose and the preparations for the investment process are continuing at full speed. At this point, while land investments are made in Turkey, power plant investments are also planned in Bulgaria.
Our service group companies will continue to provide management services for our completed housing projects.
The Uran Foundation, which operates within the scope of social responsibility, continues its gratuitous scholarship efforts by increasing the number of students every year and has shifted some of its aid to the regions injured due to the earthquake this year. In addition, being aware of the importance of sports for years, we continue to support amateur sports clubs. Knowing the sacred value of art for human life, our support to Turkish artists in our art gallery will always continue.
I would like to thank the employees of Uran Holding, who have been working relentlessly for more than 30 years and the real owner of success, and all our working partners for their trust and support, and wish them good health and success.
Chairman of the Board