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Construction of Jaguar plant may begin

It is expected the building permit will become valid in the end of summer.

The site near Nitra where the new strategic park will stand.(Source: SME)

The plots at which the new plant of British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) should stand are ready for the start of construction works. Moreover, the city of Nitra issued a building permit for the Automotive Nitra project in early August, the TASR newswire reported.

After the permit becomes valid, the investor may launch construction. This should happen in the end of this summer.

JLR plans to invest €1.5 billion into the construction of its new plant, with planned capacity of 300,000 vehicles per year. The first cars should leave production lines in 2018. In the first phase the carmaker plans to produce some 150,000 vehicles a year.

The company will also create roughly 3,000 direct and 15,000 indirect jobs, TASR wrote.

The competition for the second phase of the preparing the plots in the industrial park in Nitra for other potential investors is currently underway.

The government also plans to build there a Centre for Education and Service. One half of its premises will be rented by JLR, while the rest will be used by the state, the city of Nitra and the Nitra Self-Governing Region to train and re-qualify people from across the country, said Government’s Proxy for Strategic Parks Viktor Stromček, as reported by TASR.

Also a centre of integrated services should be created in the industrial park, in cooperation with the rescue service.

As JLR will secure exports from the plant both via roads and railroads, the state-run Železnice SR company will build a railway siding which will connect the plant with the existing railroad in Lužianky. The construction works will be carried out by company Strabag, which won the public competition, submitting a bid of €51.81 million excluding VAT, TASR wrote.

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