The CEPIT – Central European Park for Innovative Technologies – project to build a research & technology park in the Bratislava district of Vajnory has received the green light from the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Regional Development on Thursday, September 16.
The ministry recommended that the park be built based on the outcome of an Environmental Impact Assessment procedure, provided that nearly 50 additional requirements are fulfilled. The final statement of the ministry reads that implementation of the project is recommended on the basis of a complex assessment of the project’s environmental impacts. Requests for clarification that arose during the evaluation as well as other requirements need to be resolved in the subsequent stages of the approval process, it said. The investor, CPT Infra, s.r.o., is obliged to harmonise the implementation of the plan with the construction of corresponding traffic systems, ensure protection of trees during the excavation works, carry out measures to minimise noise and vibration, erect a crossroads, and separate bio-corridors and a protection zone for the Šur nature reserve from the planned residential zone.
According to the investment plan submitted as part of the EIA procedure, construction costs are estimated at €800-900 million. The investor would like to commence work this year, and the final, fourth, stage of the process should be finished in 2026. The CEPIT park is expected to provide more than 7,000 new jobs, the SITA newswire wrote. The facility will specialise in electrical engineering, micro-technology, information technology, electronics and micro- and nano-system-based engineering. The park would cover an area of more than 600,000 square metres.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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16. Sep 2010 at 14:00