QUALITY TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
The Joseph strategic industrial zone possesses very high-quality technical infrastructure sutiable for projects requiring greater capacity of the utilities networks. Above-standard features include the zone's electricity supply and its state-of-the-art system of wastewater drainage from the zone with displacement of sewage, thus raising the capacity of the sewarage system to 4,500 PE (population equivalent).
Power: 70 MW/22 kVGas: High-pressure gas DN 200 incl. gas control station with capacity of 6,000 sqm/hour. Possible capacity increase of the gas control stationto 20,000 sqm/hour as required by the investorPotable water: DN 225 incl. the pumping station and tank with the volume of 200 sqm with average consumption of 21.6 sqm/hourUtility water: 104.2 sqm/hour. Possible capacity increase up to 252 sqm/hourSewage: DN 300 incl. biological wastewater treatment plant with output of 160 sqm/day. In the course of 2012 capacity was increased to 4,500 PE.Rain water sewer: DN 1200, 800, 500Telecommucations connection - fibre
AVAILABLE, CHEAP AND QUALIFIED LABOUR
The City of Most has the highest level of long-term unemployment in the Czech Republic. Therefore, it is not a problem for employers in Most to recruit new employees. According to references from investors currently operating in the Joseph strategic industrial zone, employees from Most are loyal and the employers have no problems related to employee turnover.Due to low employee turnover (up to 2%), investors can save costs associated with training new employees. Also, the fact that average wages in the region are among the lowest in the Czech Republic results in significant cost savings for investors.The region of Most has a rich industrial tradition. The power industry, particularly brown-coal mining, is the most significant sector in the Most region. The chemical and mechanical-engineering industries are also important to the regional economy. The Joseph strategic industrial zone hosts a number of automotive-component manufacturers, including Nemak Czech Republic s.r.o., STARCAM s.r.o., RAI Most s.r.o., AFSI Europe s.r.o.
THE BEST CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
The Joseph strategic industrial zone is situated in one of the eight regions of the Czech Republic worst affected by unemployment (see the map of regions worst affected by unemployment – regions A) and the Most region therefore received concentrated state aid. Investing in the Joseph strategic industrial zone enables enable the investors to receive the best conditions for obtaining investment incentives and subsidies from EU structural funds.
For example, an investor in the manufacturing industry or a centre of business support services may obtain tangible aid for the creation of new jobs or for training and retraining; in both cases Most is among the regions with the highest level of support. Obtaining investment incentives in the Most region requires the lowest minimum investment amount and minimum coverage of investment costs with the investor’s own capital, as well as the lowest minimum mandatory investment in machinery as a percentage of the whole investment amount.The management of the Joseph strategic industrial zone is prepared to provide to investors complete support in seeking out and subsequent provision of subsidies, grants and incentives.
ZONE LOCATION, TRANSPORT LINKS
The Joseph zone has a strategic location close to the German borders and not far from Prague. The zone is situated in close proximity to an international road and a highway.Czech RepublicÚstí Region (836,200 inhabitants)City of Most (67,500 inhabitants) The zone is close to the first-class road I/27 Most – Žatec – PlzeňHighway R7 Prague – Chomutov – Hora sv. Šebestiána /Reitzenhain (Germany) (4 km)International road E 442 Karlovy Vary – Most – Ústí n. L. (8 km)Highway D8 Prague – Dresden (35 km) – Lovosice Railway station 10 kmMost Municipal Airport 10 kmPrague International Airport 73 kmPesvice Airport with international status 9 km from the zone German border 30 KmPrague 80 km
FAVOURABLE LAND PRICE
At only CZK 370 m2, the price of land is quite favourable, given the quality of technical infrastructure and other services.The city also provides a discount to investors in the case that they fulfil condition of payment of up to 100% of the land-plot lease prior to signing a purchase contract – by the time of issuance of the building permit.
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