Committee Sittings outside of the National Assembly Seat
Monday, 13 February 2017
13th Sitting of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy
At the sitting held on 13 February at the Krusevac City Assembly, the members of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy considered the options for the improvement of the investment and business environment and the use of funds intended to stimulate the development of small and medium sized enterprises.
13 February 2017 13th Sitting of the Committee on the Economy, Regional Development, Trade, Tourism and Energy
Dragan Stevanovic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy, said that some of the Government’s biggest challenges in the last years were Rasina-based companies such as Prva Petoletka from Trstenik, Prva Petoletka Armature from Aleksandrovac, Trayal and FAM from Krusevac which are now either successfully privatized or being reorganized and restructured. Stevanovic added that the Government and the Ministry of Economy had made economic development in Serbia a priority, evidenced by the beginning of the so-called decade of business in Serbia this year. Speaking of development potentials, Stevanovic said that the Ministry of Economy had in the last three years, through infrastructural projects, secured 50 million RSD for the development of business entities in Krusevac, and 40 million RSD for Brus, Trstenik and Cicevac. Speaking of stimulation packages and subsidies, funds for the creation of a minimum of 10 new jobs and 100,000 EUR of investment into local self-government units designated as devastated economic areas are planned this year. Stevanovic said that, in cooperation with the Development Fund, through developmental projects, the entrepreneurs will have at their disposal up to 3 billion RSD, 20% non-refundable, to use for further business development, procurement of software, mechanisation and similar.
Predrag Vukicevic, President of Krusevac Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that by the beginning of 2017, Rasina District had registered the operation 9396 business entities, 1300 more than by the same period last year. Speaking of statistics, Vukicevic said that the Rasina District’s industrial production has recorded a 4.9% growth compared to last year, and an increased both import and export rate, as well as tourism.
Sladjana Backovic, Director of the Development Fund, said that domestic entrepreneurs also have at their disposal long-term investment loans, part of which, she stressed, is non-refundable. She said that this is an additional boost to Serbian economy and further development of small and medium sized enterprises.
Besides the MPs, the sitting was also attended by entrepreneurs form the Rasina District who exchanged opinions through constructive dialogue and were briefed on options how to further their business dealings.
The sitting was chaired by Committee Chairperson Snezana B. Petrovic, and attended by the following Committee members and deputy members: Maja Macuzic, Ivan Manojlovic, Studenka Kovacevic, Tomislav Ljubenovic, Dragomir J. Karic, Zoran Bojanic, Snezana R. Petrovic, Gorica Gajic, Branislav Mihajlovic and Natasa Mihajlovic Vacic, as well as MPs Dragana Barisic and Milena Turk.
The sitting was also attended by representatives of the institutions: Dragan Stevanovic, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy, Sladjana Backovic, Director of the Development Fund, Dejan Vukotic, Director of Export Credit and Insurance Agency, Ivana Janackovic, advisor to the Minister of Economy, Aleksandar Kemives, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Strategic Planning, Development and Analysis Department, Branislav Vesic, Head of the Rasina Administrative District, Dragi Nestorovic, Mayor of Krusevac, Jugoslav Stajkovac, President of the Municipality of Aleksandrovac, Zlatan Krkic, President of the Municipality of Cicevac, Vojkan Pavic, President of the Municipality of Varvarin, Aleksandar Ciric, President of the Municipality of Trstenik, Milutin Jelicic, President of the Municipality of Brus, Predrag Vukicevic, President of Krusevac Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Aleksandar Saronjic, Director of the Regional Development Agency Krusevac, Mirko Miladinovic, president of the assembly of entrepreneurs of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Bosko Pribakovic, president of the Association of Entrepreneurs Krusevac, Aleksandra Aleksic, PKS RPK Krusevac, Dusica Vukcevic Stojiljkovic, PKS RPK Krusevac, Tatjana Miodragovic Trstenik, Vesna Lazarevic GU Krusevac, deputy mayor, Marija Andjelkovic, Municipality of Varvarin, Predrag Markovic, National Employment Service, branch Krusevac, as well as representatives of companies from the Rasina District: Gradjing Aleksandrovac, Grof of Milutovac DOO Trstenik, Brana komerc Krusevac, Ivan Promet Krusevac, FAM Krusevac, PPT Namenska Trstenik, Armature Aleksandrovac, Ekomlek Kaonik, Bramy Aleksandrovac, Vlasinac Igda Krusevac, Dunipak Krusevac, Tehnogradnja Krusevac, Slobodna zona Krusevac, Trayal Korporacija Krusevac, Ortex uro Group Krusevac, Den Fruit d.o.o. Trstenik, Cooper Tire Kruševac and Joter Krusevac.
The Committee held the sitting outside of the National Assembly seat via project “Strengthening the Oversight Role and Transparency of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Phase II”, conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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