Industrial park to rise in Spišská Nová Ves

THE CONSTRUCTION of an industrial park in Spišská Nová Ves in eastern Slovakia, the first to be covered by PHARE funds, has been launched after three years of preparations, the private SITA news wire reported.

Spišská Nová Ves mayor Anna Fedorova expects that the park, with a focus on wood processing, will help to reduce the 19 percent unemployment level in the district. The investment might create 700 new jobs.

The EU will cover 70 percent of the construction costs, amounting to Sk130 million (€3.17 million), while the Slovak government will cofinance the project with Sk28 million (€683,000). The local municipal office will contribute Sk10 million (€244,000).

The municipality has not signed a contract with any potential investors for operation on the park premises. Though several letters of intent had been signed, the entrepreneurs were discouraged by lengthy preparations and chose other sites for their business.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia tests en mass and launches vaccination of seniors

Health minister admits resignation if alert system not observed. Slovak diplomat has a new lucrative post.

The vaccination in nursing homes started.

A swab instead of a jab. The renamed testing kicked off

The government spent the week deciding about nationwide testing. Lockdown is starting to show in infection numbers, experts say.

Košice

Curfew will be prolonged. Negative test result will be required for work or trips to nature (FAQ)

Here are some of the answers to questions about the ongoing mass testing.

Nitra

Why Trump's Twitter ban is no censorship

The solution is to force Facebook to regulate their content more — not less.