Turkish cos disqualified from Haifa port privatization
Last night, the Director General of the Ministry of Finance, Ram Belinkov, who is also the acting head of the Public Enterprises Authority, informed Eli Tilles, who represents the consortium in which the Turkish companies were bidding in the tender. of bids for the privatization of the port of Haifa, that the bid of the consortium had been disqualified.
The tender commission has decided, with the support of the ministerial commission on the matter, to terminate the participation of the consortium in the tender for reasons of national security. Last October, “Globes” revealed that due to security concerns, the Turkish consortium was informed of the intention to disqualify it and was invited to a hearing after the consortium’s legal counsel, Adv. Amnon Epstein, sent the Government Companies Authority a letter ahead of a court petition.
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“From the notification of the Public Enterprises Authority, it appears that two companies holding minority shares in the consortium, which are huge international conglomerates, have, in a completely Kafkaesque manner, after eighteen months of investment in participation in the sales process, turned into a security threat,” Epstein wrote.
Published by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on February 14, 2022.
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