Ohrid, 24th January 2013 (MIA) – Today, in Ohrid, Indian businessman Subrata Roy pointed out that the tourist complex to be constructed along Ohrid Lake shore will be among the ten best in the world.

– Whole Project is above all business-driven. Our commitments are for it not to be an average tourist complex but to rather be among the five to ten best ones in that area from the whole world, Roy said, arriving yesterday in Macedonia.

He stressed that whatever his company does, it does huge, as will be the case, as he said, with this ambitious project, which will be of benefit to both Republic of Macedonia and Sahara Group.

The same as the previous time, he expressed contentment with the climate and the people, being some of the reasons, due to which he decided to make this investment.

His host, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski pointed out that coordination team composed of 13 and so experts from the competent institutions from both Macedonia and the Sahara Group have been already established, so as to regulate all legal, economic and environmental issues, for the purpose of accelerating the implementation of the Project. In addition, all state institutions in the field of environment protection will be engaged, so as for the Project to be environmentally acceptable from the point of view of both environment protection and protection of Ohrid Lake as natural wealth under the protection of UNESKO.

Complex is located along Ohrid Lake shore in Ljubaniste. It will include facilities for recreation, golf courses, spa centers, marine hotels, facilities for entertainment, water casino, etc.

“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 largest cruise ship in the world – Oasis of the Seas. They have designed luxurious facilities in Russia, the United Arab Emirates, the Seychelles, India, Thailand, Cyprus, Indonesia and many other countries.

– They plan for 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, they point out, 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.

Subrata Roy, during the visit, will also consider other investment possibilities the country offers in the field of agriculture, tourism and other economic sectors.

During his stay, Chairman of Indian company “Sahara India Pariwar” will visit Skopje and Ohrid.

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