Ohrid, 23rd January 2013 (MIA) – Wednesday afternoon, at “St. Apostol Pavle" Ohrid Airport, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, welcomed the Indian billionaire Subrata Roy, who is to stay in Macedonia by Friday. During his stay, Chairman of Indian company “Sahara India Pariwar” will visit Skopje and Ohrid.

As stated in the press release from Stavreski’s Cabinet, goal of Subrata Roy’s visit is commencement of preparations for realization of “Saharian Macedonia” Project. During his stay, he will visit the site for construction of a tourist complex, which will comprise facilities for recreation, golf courses, spa centers, marine hotels, facilities for entertainment, water casino, etc. Subrata Roy, during the visit, will also consider other investment possibilities the country offers in the field of agriculture, tourism and other economic sectors.

Indian businessman will announce future investment plans at a press conference scheduled for tomorrow.

„Saharian Macedonia“ Project is designed by one of the world’s most known British architecture companies „Atkins“ and the architect, Tom Wright, having designed the grandiose and most known hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the world’s only 7-star hotel. In addition, they have designed one of the most luxurious and the largest cruise ship in the world – Oasis of the Seas. They have designed luxurious facilities in Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Seychelles, India, Thailand, Cyprus, Indonesia, and many other countries.

– They plan to have a special floating hotel in Ohrid, with a casino, port, luxury golf course, spa center, villas to be offered to sale. Also, hotel accommodation, conference halls, shopping centers, etc, are also proposed. Several original and exclusive contents are envisaged, which, we can point out, will be available only in this complex, i.e. on the Lake Ohrid and nowhere else in the world, Ministry of Finance stated.

Subrata Roy’s investment will provide for the tourist season in the Ohrid region to last 365 days in the year, it will create thousands of jobs and will stimulate the construction sector and other industries in the country.

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