Velky Krtis, May 31 (TASR) – A new investor SAM Automotive from Germany plans to create a total of 805 jobs on the premises of former lorry manufacturer LIAZ in Velky Krtis (Banska Bystrica region), stated Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) at a press conference after an away-from-home session of the Government in the town on Thursday.
“What is immensely good – of those 805 jobs, roughly 600 will be blue-collar, and 205 posts will be more skilled as well as better paid because there’ll also be some laboratories and research with development,” said the premier.
He added that overall it will be highly sophisticated production with high added value. “It’s not a standard manufacturer of some cable harnesses,” said Pellegrini. The manufacturer’s products include vehicle roof racks and chrome trims for vehicle windows. As long as it obtains all building permits, production in Velky Krtis could be launched in September.
The total investment should reach about €33 million, with the investor seeking investment aid from the state. “The support per job would be only €11,000, which is one of the lowest sums within Slovakia’s average and previously approved investment aid,” said the prime minister, adding that there shouldn’t be any problem with approving such assistance.
At its session in Velky Krtis the Government also approved €1 million as a subsidy for the district. The money has been earmarked for 61 projects involving local villages, churches and civic associations. Pellegrini said that the funds will be used especially to repair local roads and pavements, on which €270,000 will be spent. The rest will be used for reconstructing municipal offices and houses of culture and on street lighting and local cable radio. The amounts to be provided range from €3,000 to €60,000.