The Upper Nitra region, known for its mining tradition, should be completely transformed when the mining ceases.
The government has greenlighted an action plan on Wednesday that counts on pouring about €3 billion into the region within about two hundred investment projects.
Following a cabinet session Deputy PM for investment, Richard Raši, said that the money should be from various funds, mainly EU. The investment projects should include a new transport infrastructure, innovation support, R&D support, support for SMEs and tourism.
"What matters to us is preserving and creating jobs, the requalification of miners and the construction of a new transport infrastructure," said the Trenčín Regional Governor Jaroslav Baška, as quoted by the SITA newswire. Upper Nitra is part of the Trenčín Region. Baška said he is not worried that Upper Nitra will turn into some backward region.
4. Jul 2019 at 13:15 | Compiled by Spectator staff