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Brits building recreational centre in Spiš

THE DORCHESTER Group (UK) unveiled plans to build a multi-billion crown sports and recreation centre in Spišská Nová Ves in eastern Slovakia, and signed a letter of intent with municipal officials on April 24.

Expected to cost Sk6.4 billion (€170 million) and eventually create 5,000 jobs, the project initially encountered both support because of the boost it will provide to the underdeveloped area, as well as misgivings regarding its environmental impact.

"This is a project for winter and summer leisure activities intended to cater to 20,000 people a day. It could provide lodging for 10,000," the Dorchester Group's Ian Amdur told reporters at the centre, which is planned for forest lands near the Slovenský raj (Slovak Paradise) national park, SITA wrote.

"We have committed ourselves to renting the investor 500 hectares for ski slopes. It will get a further 50 hectares to construct a sports centre," said local mayor Anna Fedorová.

The company must submit a feasibility study on the project, which will provide a basis for communicating with environmental groups.

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