Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Alpaslan Bayraktar, with the members of the DEIK Energy Business Council consulted the sectoral issues during the epidemic through the videoconference system.
DEİK President Nail Olpak stated that 146 Business Councils operating under DEİK continued their activities without any interruption digitally. DEIK gathered and conducted periodically evaluate the information, suggestions and problems of businesses, counterparts and its members. Pointing out that there will be much larger bills to stop the works and life completely, Olpak shared with the members that they adopted the principle of not suspending business and daily issues.
Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Minister Mr. Alparslan Bayraktar shared the measures they took during the epidemic and their evaluations regarding the current agenda. Emphasizing that they appreciate the efforts of the staff working in the sector, especially in the field and power plants, and are ready to provide all kinds of support. Mr Bayraktar also stated that they predicted that the effects of the epidemic and the recent oil price shock will extend to 2021. Addressing the decision to postpone utility bills by considering social balances in order not to reflect electricity prices to the society as much as possible, the Deputy Minister said that they had to pay attention to other elements of the system while providing convenience to the small consumer. Mr Bayraktar, who shared that they are considering different alternatives in this regard with the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, emphasized that access to finance will be a critical issue in the new period after the epidemic and answered the questions of the members.