Prilep, 20th march 2013 (MIA) – By laying cornerstone for construction of a printing office, first industrial zone Prilep 1 officially started operating today. Prilep Municipality sold all 21 lots in the zone, covering an area of around 5,000 square meters, trhoug an electronic auction. Infrastructure activities are in the process of preparation, and construction of capacities is expected to commence.

By laying the cornerstone, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, said that opening new jobs and construction of facilities by domestic investors were priority of the Government.

– Businessmen requests from the local government and the Government have been met, price of land to be as lower as possible, utility fees to be reduced and administrative barriers to business development to be eliminated, Stavreski said.

According to him, domestic investors are of great importance to the Government. – They are the blood stream of the economy, they create jobs. We respect all those who invest in these difficult times, Stavreski underlines, saying that industrial zones and the free economic zone Aldinci for foreign investments will bring about better times for Prilep.

The first businessman to build a facility in Prilep 1 zone, owner of “Pro Vista” printing office, Zoran Damceski, said the conditions were very favourable for construction activities.

– I have bought the lot at the price of EUR 2 per square meter at the electronic auction and it is much more profitable for me to build here, rather that to adapt an already existing place. The printing office covers an area of 1,800 square meters, employing 20 persons, with a possibility for new employments, Damceski said.

Food industry facilities, graphic industry facilities and facilities in the field of mineral raw materials industry will also be constructed in the zone.

Prilep will also make additional two industrial zones available to the businessmen.

– Economic development of the city is in the focus at the moment. This is the first step to that end. Large interest is shown in the lots in the industrial zones, Prilep mayor, Marjan Risteski, said.


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