Skopje, 12th December 2013 (MIA) – Ongoing 2013 is a successful economic year in which GDP growth of around 3% is expected, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, said at today’s opening ceremony of FINEXPO 2013.
– This is a year in which the economy experiences recovery. Growth of 3.4% was observed in the first half of the year. According to the so-far data, growth in the third quarter is expected to be 3%, Stavreski pointed out, saying that the highest possible growth was achieved given the developments in Europe, since, as he stressed, Macedonia experienced the highest growth compared to the countries in the region.
Main driving force of growth was capital investments and foreign direct investments.
He also announced that the Government would continue the capital investments next year, too, projecting EUR 365 million therefore, as well as additional EUR 160 million for roads. He called for all Macedonian companies to take part in the realization of these projects.
Minister of Finance underlined that Macedonian companies would be also supported so as to participate as suppliers to foreign companies working in Macedonia.
– Working group will be established, which is to detect 20-30 Macedonian companies having potential, all to the end of improving, through additional investments and training of the employees, their technological capacity, so as for they to participate as suppliers to the foreign companies. It is then that we will have the real effect from attracting foreign direct investments in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Stavreski said.