Intense Regional Support for Enfeebled Sisak-Moslavina County Coming

By 2 January 2022

January the 2nd, 2022 - Earthquake-stricken Sisak-Moslavina County in Central Croatia has been suffering ever since the end of December 2020, when the devastating natural disaster with its epicentre frighteningly close to Petrinja struck. Intense support for the local economy is apparently heading their way, finally.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, the programme of social and economic revitalisation 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 a broad consensus, has just been adopted by the Government and is starting to be implemented immediately.

The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds is obliged to adopt the Annual Implementation Plan of the Programme, which contains fifteen measures and approximatelty fifty activities, all of which are on the horizon until the year 2029.

Another primary and important ''trigger'' for economic development in the sadly overlooked Sisak-Moslavina County took place yesterday, on the 1st of January, 2022, through new regional aid maps for business owners, and in consultation with the European Commission, the highest intensity of regional aid in Croatia and the EU as a whole will apply; 60 percent for large enterprises, 70 percent for medium-sized enterprises and 75 percent for small ones.

According to Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, the main project of the aforementioned Programme will be the completion of the highway between the City of Zagreb and Sisak, due to the integration process of the very heart of this county into the strongest economic centre, Zagreb, which is considered an incentive for young people to stay here, as well as for investment and further economic development.

The leading role in the development of the Programme was played by the departments of regional development and economy, the working group with 55 participants included all the leaders of local self-government units, all of whom were busy thinking up ways to further encourage the development of basic factors of this county's overall level of competitiveness.

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