January 2, 2022 – The earthquake-stricken Sisak-Moslavina county in central Croatia has been suffering since late December 2020, when the devastating natural disaster with its epicenter terribly close to Petrinja struck. Intense support for the local economy finally seems to be heading towards them.
As Poslovni Dnevnik / Suzana Varosanec writes, the program for the social and economic revitalization of the assisted areas of Sisak-Moslavina county affected by the 2020 earthquake in the amount of 15.3 billion kuna, for which the government received broad consensus, has just been adopted by the government and begins to be implemented immediately.
The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds is obliged to adopt the program’s annual implementation plan, which contains fifteen measures and around fifty activities, all scheduled until 2029.
Another main and important ‘trigger’ for economic development in the sadly overlooked Sisak-Moslavina County took place yesterday, January 1, 2022, thanks to new regional aid cards for business owners , and in consultation with the European Commission, the highest regional aid intensity in Croatia and across the EU will apply; 60 percent for large businesses, 70 percent for medium-sized businesses and 75 percent for small businesses.
According to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, the main project of the aforementioned program will be the completion of the highway between the city of Zagreb and Sisak, due to the process of integrating the very heart of this county into the strongest economic center, Zagreb, which is seen as an incentive for young people to stay here, as well as for investment and further economic development.
The main role in the development of the Program was played by the departments of regional development and economy, the working group of 55 participants included all the leaders of the units of local self-government, all of whom were busy thinking about ways to ‘further encourage the development of the fundamental factors of the overall level of competitiveness of this country.
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