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Poprad opens industrial park

POPRAD (Prešov region) and officials from the RoTTeL development company have formally opened an industrial park which will secure work for some 850 people in plastics, food, and machinery firms.

Poprad Mayor Anton Danko said on October 13 that construction of the park cost some Sk160 million (€4.35million), money that came largely from the funds of the European Union and the state budget as well as Sk40 million from the city, the TASR newswire wrote.

"Some 400 people will start work by the end of the year as the first companies are already completing their manufacturing facilities in order to launch operations in October and November," said RoTTeL director-general Stanislav Corej.

Global Garden Products (GGP) Slovakia, which has rented nearly 24,000 sq m of the space for the manufacture of lawn mowers, will gradually employ 550 workers once it begins operations on October 19.

LPH, maker of plastics for white goods equipment and the automotive industry, will begin production in November and will employ 117 people.

Starting work next year will also be firms specialising in logistics, food processing and varnished products.

According to Corej, enlargement of the park will depend on the concerned landowners and their negotiations with investors, who are very interested in seeing the industrial park expand.

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