1. NAME OF THE PROJECT
Brownfield project – Reconstruction and adaptation of the existing building of the Agricultural Cooperative Gradiška, for the construction of food service and accommodation facilities
Tourism, food service
Wider city center Gradiška, Ulica Savska bb
4. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The town of Gradiška is rich in tourist potentials, one of the most important and still underused potential is the Sava River.
The benefits provided by the Sava River are numerous. One of the most important is certainly sport fishing, for which Gradiška has one of the most attractive and best fishing trails in the Republic of Srpska. For many years, the Republic competition in sport fishing has been organised on this trail. For lovers of fishing in the city, there is also the Amur Sport Fishing Association, which can provide all occasional travelers with detailed information and conditions on sport fishing.
In addition to sport fishing, there are also opportunities for recreational kayaking, where we should definitely mention the Sava Kayak Canoe Club which actively works with the youth of Gradiška and organises the International Kayak Regatta, and the fact that the Sava River is navigable along its entire length opens up opportunities to use the natural potential in the direction of the development of nautical tourism.
The goal of the project is to put into operation the existing facility of the Gradiška Agricultural Cooperative, according to the needs of new investors.
An existing building with land is available.
Building area: 1,064 m2; Year of construction: 1960
Construction type: small brick.
The building is in significant need of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Available communal infrastructure: water, electricity, sewage, lighting, electricity, the building has its own boiler room,
Necessary work permits are issued by the District Commercial Court of Banja Luka. The urban consent for the works and the building permit is issued by the City of Gradiška.
Investment option: lease or sale.
5. MORE DETAILED PROJECT INFORMATION
5.1. WHAT TYPE OF PROJECT IS THIS?
It is a project in an attractive brownfield location in the wider city center, which is privately owned.
A potential investor is being sought for investing in the tourist potentials of the Sava River, the town of Gradiška, and the opening of new jobs for professional workforce from the area of the town of Gradiška.
5.2. PROJECT STATUS
The business facility is 100% privately owned; the process of finding a strategic investment partner is underway.
5.3. REASONS FOR INVESTING IN THE PROJECT
The city of Gradiška has an extremely favorable geostrategic location, placed at the ‘door’ of the European Union.
Gradiška has the largest border crossing in RS – BiH for the trade of goods of animal and plant origin. The turnover of over 1,000,000 passenger vehicles and 100,000 trucks is realised annually.
A modern customs terminal has been built on the location next to the future bridge on the Sava, which will connect the Banja Luka – Gradiška highway with the network of European roads.
The city of Gradiška and the river Sava have potentials that are insufficiently exploited in terms of tourism, this location is extremely important because the construction of the port is planned in the immediate vicinity.
6. PROJECT FINANCING
6.1. INDICATE THE ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE PROJECT IN EURO
In its offer, the potential investor, i.e. the buyer or leaseholder, proposes the lease price, purchase price, investment plan, employment plan, and realises it in agreement with the owner of the location (100% ownership of the Cooperative).
6.2. PLANNED SOURCES OF FINANCING
Full financing of the project is by a potential investor.
6.3. INPUTS BY THE LOCAL PARTNER
Programs and incentives for businessmen by the City Administration of the City of Gradiška, proactive and flexible administration (all necessary permits are issued in record time), qualified workforce, etc.
Customs and tax reliefs, low income tax rate, favorable treatment of foreign investors as well as agreements on the promotion and protection of investments at the RS level.
6.4. INPUT BY THE INVESTORS
Reconstruction and adaptation of the facility, opening of food service and accommodation capacities, employment of professional and qualified staff from the city of Gradiška.
7. IS A PHYSICAL LOCATION DETERMINED FOR THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION?
The facility is located on the banks of the Sava River, from the border crossing BiH – Croatia 1 km away, distance from the highway Banja Luka – Gradiška 3 km, from the highway Belgrade – Zagreb 5 km
8. HAVE THE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITIES ALREADY STARTED?
Yes, the City Administration of the City of Gradiška is carrying out activities in search of a potential investor.
9. PROJECT APPLICANT WITH CONTACT INFORMATION
Project applicant: City Administration of the City of Gradiška
Address: Vidovdanska 1a, 78 400 Gradiška, RS, BiH.
Contact person: Danijela Ljoljić, Head of the Department for Development and International Projects
Phone: +387 51 810 333