Turkey issued completion visa for investments worth 104 billion Turkish liras ($18.4B) in January-November 2019, the country’s industry and technology minister said on Thursday.

Mustafa Varank said on Twitter that more than 157,000 jobs were created in the above mentioned period.

Completion visa is issued for companies benefiting from incentives when they inform the ministry that their investments are realized.

“We issued new incentive certificate for investments worth 116 billion Turkish liras ($20.5 billion), with 46% of which in manufacturing sector, and we expect 186,394 additional jobs,” the minister said.

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