The local Otak has a $24 million contract to build an integrated meat plant at Sincan, outside Ankara. The client is a joint stock company, ANET Corporation, in which Ankara municipality has a 60 per cent shareholding.

Otak was the low bidder. The award has been made despite objections from Belgium’s Ilpa, which, with its local partner Guris took part in a final bid round for the scheme (MEED 7:1:94). The third bidder was the local Pasiner, with all three quotes very close, according to contracting sources.

The project calls for the construction of the plant on a 75-hectare site in Sincan township. The complex will have a livestock market, a slaughterhouse, a meat packaging line, cold storage facilities, and administrative and social facilities. Production is scheduled to start in 1995.