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Punch to create 2,500 Orava jobs

The Belgian firm Punch International NV plans to invest Sk2.4 billion in a facility for producing television components in an industrial park near the northwest Slovak town of Namestovo, creating 2,500 jobs by 2005, announced Economy Minister Ľubomír Harach.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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