Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Investment agency facilitates investments worth €240.3 million in the first half of 2008

The Slovak Trade and Investment Development Agency (SARIO) facilitated a flow of foreign direct investments worth €240.3 million and thus helping the creation of 3,191 new jobs in the first six months of 2008. The investment agency was involved in 22 investment projects during that period, SARIO spokeswoman Jana Murinová told news wire TASR.

The Slovak Trade and Investment Development Agency (SARIO) facilitated a flow of foreign direct investments worth €240.3 million and thus helping the creation of 3,191 new jobs in the first six months of 2008. The investment agency was involved in 22 investment projects during that period, SARIO spokeswoman Jana Murinová told news wire TASR.

The largest volume of investments went to Banská Bystrica and Nitra regions, with five projects each, while Trenčín and Žilina regions received four projects each. The remaining regions attracted one project each.

Most projects were in the spheres of chemicals, rubber and plastics production, and in the car, engineering and electrotechnical industries.

"One novelty is a completed tourism project,” Murinová said told TASR.

SARIO began attracting investments in this area last year while the agency has ten tourism investment projects running, according to Murinová.

Top stories

Being a caregiver was an empty life

The fatal accident of the van carrying Slovak caregivers has opened a discussion on how these women work and live. The job agencies abuse both the drivers and the caregivers, a former caregiver in Austria, Angelika…

Angelika Horňáková

Slovaks produced an electric bike with the help of 3D printer Photo

The electrically-powered bicycle, claimed as the first in the world by its producer, costs the same amount as a new passenger car.

Electric bike by Kinazo Design

The day Prague fell

It is pointless to talk about the wins and losses of Czech political parties - the one who lost is the Czech Republic.

Andrej Babiš celebrates his election victory.

Transport bothers Bratislava Region

The smallest region in Slovakia has several specifics affecting various fields that will have to be addressed by respective regional authorities.

Candidates for the post of Bratislava Region's governor attending the discussion organised by the Sme daily (l-r): Juraj Droba, Milan Ftáčnik, Rudolf Kusý and Pavol Frešo.