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OPŠTINA PREŠEVO. Invest in Preševo ! For a better future Fatmir Azizi, Mentor Nuhiu Tel: 017/669-797 and 669-137 Fax: 017/660-320 August 2008.

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1 OPŠTINA PREŠEVO

2 Invest in Preševo ! For a better future Fatmir Azizi, Mentor Nuhiu Tel: 017/ and Fax: 017/ August 2008

3 Co-ordinates Co-ordinates 42° 18 33" Northern latitude 21° 38 57" Eastern longitude

4 Key advantages of Preševo Borderline zone Closeness to the Macedonian border Transport routes-Corridor 10, a railway line up to Corridor 10, connection with Macedonia and Greece M-25.2 highway - connection with Kosovo, Priština airport - 75km away from Preševo 34,904 inhabitants (plus 13,000 imigrant workers that are abroad, which makes the total number of inhabitants to around 48, 000), the most inexpensive labor force Around 450,000 people in the region A lot of arable land Production plants are unused and inactive Tradition in agriculture and cattle-breeding Disapora

5 Advantages of Serbia A democratic country on the way of EU accession (Stabilization and Accession Agreement ) 7,5 million inhabitants, GDP per capita - 5,764, including the growth of 7,5% per month (2007) Average gross salary - 485, industrial production growth % per month (2007) Agreements on free trade with the south-eastern European countries (CEFTA) and Russia 13,5 billion US$ - the overall inflow of FDI in the period from 2001 to 2007 Favorable taxation policy - facilities and financial incentives for investors

6 COMMUNITY CENTER IN PREŠEVO AND TELEVISION PREŠEVO

7 Main reasons for investing... Suitable location – closenss to the border with Macedonia, foreign investors are exempt from paying municipal taxes and dues over a 10-year period Well-connected to major transport routes – Corridor km from the city M-25.2 Highway, Three international airports: Niš, Skoplje and Priština Qualified, inexpensive and young labor force Large areas of arable land that is provided with the irrigation system

8 Preševo – a municipality of the future Efficient municipal administration – the municipal service center Over the past five years, a continued investment in the infrastructure was made The strategy for development of Preševo from 2007 to 2015 was adopted

9 Support to investors Evrope, Serbia – South Serbia- next to the border with Macedonia to the south and with Kosovo to the west Territory – 264 km 2, a fertile valley and Mt. Karadak which is rich in trees Climate – a moderate continenal one, including some characteristics of the Mediterranean climate

10 Taxes and incetives A favorable taxation policy - 10%, capital gains tax – from 8 to18%, income tax -12% In case of large investments (7,5 million and 100 employees), examption from paying capital gains tax over a 10-year period An investor gets from 2,000 to 10,000 for each new work place Capital gains tax is reduced by 80% of the value of the investment in fixed assets Reduced taxes and dues for unemployed persons

11 Education 10 primary and 2 secondary schools Over 8,000 pupils Over 8,000 pupils 187 employed persons - 80% of them have university education Types of secondary schools – a grammar school, a secondary technical school with the following departments: technological, mechanical engineering, traffic, wood processing, programming etc Grammar schoolSKENDERBEU-Preševo Secondary technical school PREŠEVA-Preševo The nearest faculty is in Vranje (45km away) and in Niš (180km away)

12 GRAMMAR SCHOOL SKENDERBEU AND SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL

13 Traffic network E-75 highway - Corridor 10 – the connection with the entire Europe (Macedonia, Greece), 3 km away from the city, the main road E-75 highway - Corridor 10 – the connection with the entire Europe (Macedonia, Greece), 3 km away from the city, the main road The railway line Preševo, Corridor 10, a local road and the main road Airport Niš - 250km away M-25.2 highway, through Macedonia, to Greece and Bulgaria, a connection with Kosovo M-25.2 highway, through Macedonia, to Greece and Bulgaria, a connection with Kosovo

14 Infrastructure Electric power – 110/10 KW sub-station, around 95% of the territory is covered Mobile and fixed telephony – a partial coverage of the entire territory of the municipality, 45% of fixed telephony and 80% of mobile telephony The Internet (partial coverage), ADSL and cable TV (partial coverage) Water supply system - a 35% of coverage (partial) – Sewage - a 90% of coverage

15 Human resources A great potential of young (from 20 to 30 years old) and capable labor force – over 60% of the population Available working potential (unemployment rate - over 70%) – over 5,000 unemployed young people A great many persons with university qualifications Average gross salary – 11,188 dinars

16 Economy Over 500 entrepreneurs, over 95% of private ownership, which is prevailing Major companies: the Budućnost construction company and a tobacco purchase company Major companies: the Budućnost construction company and a tobacco purchase company Banking services – branch offices of four banks( Alpha Bank, Komercijalna Bank, Procredit Bank and OTP Bank) 34,904 inhabitants (as well as 13,000 immigrant workers, which makes the total number of inhabitants around 48, 000) Privatisation of the tobacco manufacturing factory, as well as of the glass processing plant KRISTAL A lot of farming land situated on Corridor 10, which makes the land attractive to investors Production plants unused and inactive (agricultural co-operative, crystal glass manufacturing plant, tobacco manufacturing plant) Private companiesFluidi- manufacturing of fruit juices, Fontana and Doda – manufacturing of dairy products, Nura- a joiners workshop, Saba Belča- the largest construction company Tradition in agriculture and cattle-breeding Free industrial zone

17 Institutional support to investors Service information center A technical team for preparation of projects, which is within the municipal administration The Agency for Development of the Municipalities of Bujanovac and Preševo The Leskovac -based Center for Development of Jablanica and Pčinj Districts The Assembly adopted the strategy for development of the municipality in the period from 2007 to 2015 Giving the land for construction of facilities to investors that dont lease the land, the time-limit for getting the permit is 7 days Exemption from paying a capital gains tax over a ten-year period

18 Quality of life RECREATION - Mountain - village tourism - Organization of competitions in swimming and fishing at the artificial lake near Oraovica UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE - Mt. Karadak

19 ORAOVAC DAM

20 Phone us ! Na ftoni! Tel: 017/ Fax: Fax: Together for the future! Së bashku për një ardhmëri!


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