A new amusement park is set to be constructed in Bojnice in Trenčín Region in 2011, with Kastor company as the project developer, the TASR newswire reported.
“This entertainment, relaxation and educational complex will enhance the number of tourist visits to Bojnice already in 2013, the date by which we plan to open the premises to the public,” said Ján Badzgoň, Kastor’s managing board chairman.
The project was preceded by complex and lengthy expert discussions, with all the documentation weighing 4 kilos and finally Bojnice became the final choice for the park’s location. However, the crisis and problems surrounding land issues extended the preparation phase of the project by a year and a half.
“We won't attract any foreign visitor to return to Slovakia, if we can’t offer them a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Badzgoň. Currently, families with children visit the town to make a tour of the castle with historical re-enactments and the like, plus enjoy the swimming pool along with the town’s cultural programme.
“We'd like to offer visitors unique experiences, which will make a one or two week stay in Bojnice worthwhile,” he said.
Some 500,000 people visit Bojnice annually, with the new amusement park setting its sights on increasing their numbers to 1.5 million. According to Badzgoň, 600 to 800 new jobs are to be created upon opening the park. Later on, the project is estimated to create 1,400 full-time jobs, out of which 600 are to be summer jobs.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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28. Jun 2010 at 14:00