01 May 2020, 17:42 PM
May 1, 2020 - When it comes to the expectations of the tourist season in Kotor, there is no reason to be optimistic, Ana Nives Radovic, director of the Kotor Tourism Organization told BokaNews.
"Every Sunday we hold a press conference in communication with hoteliers, caterers, travel agencies and come to the information that we pass on to the competent institutions, regarding what are the expectations, what is the number of cancellations and what are the expectations in the sense that we can at least get something out by the end of the year," explains the director of TO Kotor.
Ana Nives Radovic does not have much optimism, even when it comes to the next season, because fear will remain the dominant factor when it comes to tourist trips, even for those who do not have problems with their spending power. Security will be compromised, and fear will remain until there is information on vaccine availability, and many will opt out in the coming period, Radovic said.
"On the one hand, we have a rather worrying perspective, and on the other, the need to revise many things. First of all, we are in contact with a network of tourism professionals who are particularly dedicated to the current situation and perspectives, using time and developing new strategies related to destinations that are overburdened with tourism, such as Kotor," explains Anan Nives Radovic.
Using the best experiences of excursion tourism, we need to make a different strategy. The actual situation shows that mass tourism is not desirable and not required and that we should work on what will at the same time be appropriate for the tourism economy and not disrupt the life in the city," Radovic says.
Expectations are difficult to speak of when we still do not have information on the opening of ports and the announcement of ships, and the establishment of air traffic in Montenegro and the region. "If traffic is to be partially restored soon, we have certain expectations. Most bookings that had to be made by mid-June were canceled. But numerous arrangements for July and August are still in place, which gives some hope if the epidemiological situation remains stable and allows traffic to be gradually re-established.
"Although tourism revenue is key to us, we try to maximize reliance on what is not direct tourism revenue - project revenue, international funds). This year, as well as the next, we will have intensive cooperation with project partners on four large and several smaller projects," explained the director of TO Kotor.
When it comes to promotional activities, Kotor TO will increasingly rely on the digital world to match the situation. "The technological possibilities that exist for this are in favor of us because every day there are more and more IT networks through which we can communicate," Radovic concluded.
Source: Boka News
15 Dec 2019, 21:05 PM

Bella Boka is introducing its winter timetable for public services from 15th December, with hybrid ferry Graciana running twice daily between the largest towns on the bay - Herceg Novi, Tivat and Kotor.

The first service will leave from Pine in Tivat to Herceg Novi at 9 am, returning from Škver at 10 am.

The first departure from Tivat to Perast and Kotor will be at 11 am, returning from Kotor City Park stop at 12:15 pm. The second departure of the day from Tivat towards Herceg Novi will be at 13:45, and from Herceg Novi to Tivat one hour later. The last departure from Tivat to Perast and Kotor will be at 15:45, returning from Kotor at 17:00, Bella Boka reports.

Tickets from Tivat to Herceg Novi will cost four euros, from Herceg Novi to Perast five euros, and from Kotor to Herceg Novi six euros fifty cents. Tickets from Kotor to Tivat will cost five euros. The winter timetable is also offering something special for the youngest passengers.

For the next three weekends - Saturdays and Sundays until the end of the year - to tie in with Tivat’s New Year programme, ice rink and Bazaar, all accompanied children will travel free from Herceg Novi, Perast and Kotor to Tivat.

Free travel is only offered to children travelling with their parents, whose ticket price will be the same as that for all other passengers. As reported previously, they plan to increase their fleet as of next summer from two to three new eco-boats, which will be equipped with the latest technology. They will also be offering new stops that will be identified after detailed analysis, listening to suggestions from the public.

05 Dec 2019, 10:31 AM
December 5, 2019 - "Cultural Heritage Potentials for Creating Cultural Routes of Montenegro" is the name of the roundtable to be organized on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Solidarity Gallery in the Old Town of Kotor.
The NGO EXPEDITIO is organizing the roundtable within the project "ROADS OF HERITAGE - Cultural Heritage Potentials for Creating Cultural Routes of Montenegro." The Ministry of Culture supported it as part of a public competition for the award of funds for projects and programs of NGOs within the call for proposals "The diversity of expressions of the independent cultural scene."
The HERITAGE ROADS project aims at improving the presentation of immovable cultural heritage and improving the tourist offer in Montenegro through the affirmation of cultural heritage as a potential for creating national cultural routes, as well as for joining regional and European cultural routes.
EXPEDITIO will present the results of the HERITAGE ROADS project, including the recognized potentials of cultural heritage for the creation of cultural routes, as well as publications published within the edition of the Cultural Route of Montenegro. Subsequently, representatives of relevant institutions and organizations from Montenegro and the region will present current practices, initiatives, and activities related to cultural routes at different levels. The round table will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro, who will discuss the current initiatives related to cultural routes in Montenegro. On behalf of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Montenegro, Sladjana Lazarevic will speak on the topic "EuroVelo8 and the Cultural Route - Initiative of the Creative Montenegro - Economic Valorisation and Creative Industries Project." Regional Cooperation Councils (RCCs) on the topic "Activities implemented at the regional level and links to the cultural routes of the Council of Europe" will be discussed by Snježana Derviškadić and Milena Filipović, and Svetlana Vujičić from the Center for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives (CSTI) will present plans for new activities at the local level: Thematic trails for Austro-Hungarian fortresses in the hinterland of Boka Kotorska.
Following presentations, a discussion is planned on the potential of cultural heritage for the creation of national cultural routes in Montenegro, as well as the next steps in this field.
30 Nov 2019, 12:45 PM

November 30, 2019 - State Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Mr Damir Davidović, welcomed Mexican ambassador to Montenegro, Mr Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco to discuss improving the cooperation between the two states.


Mr Garcia Blanco hailed Montenegro’s achievements in tourism and pointed out that Montenegro and Mexico could establish high-quality strategic cooperation and exchange in the domain of tourism.

Ambassador acquainted Mr Davidović with the “Tianguois Turistico” trade fair which is taking place in March of 2020 and he said Montenegro’s presentation was very welcome. Mexican tourists see our country and as very exotic and attractive destination and are very interested in it.


Mr Davidović acquainted ambassador with the activities which are underway in Montenegro, and with current policies and goals in the area of tourism. He said that cooperation with the South American market would have positive effects on Montenegro’s overall development.

“Tianguis Turistico” is the most important event in the tourism sector in Mexico. It gathers entrepreneurs, hoteliers, tourism agents, tour operators and specialized media of tourism economy from over 80 countries in the world. It is seen as a professional, dynamic and highly productive international event that provides interaction of interested parties. It will be held in 2020, in Yucatán.

Text by CDM on November 29, 2019, read more here.

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29 Nov 2019, 23:50 PM
November 29, 2019 - Villa Galeb in Igalo, the former residence of Josip Broz Tito, lifelong president of the SFR Yugoslavia, was opened to tourists five years ago. Interest in this intriguing building is growing year by year. From June to the end of October this year, with about four and a half thousand visitors, ticket sales generated EUR 12.5 thousand in revenue.
Villa Galeb is open for visits all year round, but only for groups of ten or more people. Visitors can see the premises where Tito met with his associates and guests, watched movies, one of the apartments where his close associates were staying, as well as his, and his wife Jovanka's apartment, the most exclusive parts of Tito's Villa. Old furniture has been retained in most of the building. So right next to the entrance, there are still 51 armchairs for members of the Central Committee in the congress hall where the former Federal Executive Council sat.
Visitors come from all over the world, mostly from countries from the former Yugoslavia, Western Europe, and Russia, but also from New Zealand, Canada.
Alen Filipovic, a Villa Galeb guide, said that this summer's visit included the Prime Minister of an African country with his family, as well as German and Austrian ambassadors who could not agree on whether Herta Hess, Tito's second wife, was German or Austrian.
Filipovic points out that visitors are most interested in Tito's cabinet and that they stay there for the longest time. The guide tells tourists the curiosities and anecdotes from Tito's stay in Igalo, such as when he "escaped" his security, which later found him at a family home in Igalo drinking brandy with his host.
Tito has visited this Villa four times, the first time it was built, and the last time on April 15, 1979, when a catastrophic earthquake struck Montenegro. He and his entourage toured the entire Riviera that morning and appealed to the republics of the former Yugoslavia to help Montenegro. He spent the night before leaving in a tent, left Igalo on April 16 and return to Belgrade. His wife, Jovanka, was at the Villa Galeb only once.
Another residence was built for Tito in the municipality of Herceg Novi - the Lovcenka villa in the former Military Hospital in Meljine. However, he never stayed there. When the complex of the Center for Military Medical Institutions in Meljine, where Lovcenka is located, bought a consortium led by the Atlas Group, the Villa was planned to be demolished due to, as explained, "instability and slippage of the terrain." It is still there, and in recent years it has housed the Azmont Studio Center, which is working on a project for the Portonovi tourist complex in Kumbor.
Villa Galeb was built in 1976 after his first visit to Herceg Novi. One of the main reasons for the construction was the mild climate and proximity to the  Dr. Simo Milosevic Institute and extraordinary medical and therapeutic services that greatly influenced Tito's improved health status. The Villa was designed by Milorad Petijevic, an architect from Herceg Novi, and was built in just six months.
In about 5,600 square meters of living space, there are several apartments, a restaurant, a bar, a lounge, a study, a kitchen, the therapeutic area. Villa Galeb has a mineral water pool, mud and pearl tubs, a section for hydro, electro and Chinese therapy, and a trim hall.
In addition to his famous blue apartment and fireplace, Tito spent most of his free time in a movie theater where he used to enjoy relaxing watching cowboy movies in the evenings, and occasionally held concerts for him. The Villa also houses an atomic shelter made in case of war. 
Villa Galeb is designed for an extremely comfortable stay of 30 guests with the possibility of using medical and rehabilitation services. It has hosted, among other things, many world statesmen, as well as public figures.
Tito's Villa hosted Safia Gaddafi, Helmut Schmidt, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka's prime minister, Huari Bumedien, president of Algeria, and in 1978 a young Prince Charles was on a one-day visit.
This remarkable building has been operating within the Institute since the late 1980s. Ten years ago, the Villa was rented by a Russian travel agency Travel Center from Moscow. The first year guests were high-class tourists from Russia. Among others, the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, Bulgarian businessman Petar Mazukov and many others spent the summer here. Leonov also met with Tito, and still thinks he was a great statesman.
Text by Slavica Kosić
27 Nov 2019, 12:45 PM
November 27, 2019 - Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro has been awarded the "Best Marina Hotel" in the world, according to the editorial team of the prestigious Russian Prime Traveler magazine.
"It is an honor to receive this award on behalf of the staff and management of the Regent Hotel here at the historic Dom Smirnov building in downtown Moscow. It comes as a crown and endorsement of the high-quality service we nurture at the Regent Hotel, combining traditional Montenegrin hospitality with international postulates of superior hospitality, exceptional nautical design, and sophisticated architecture," said Elena Ljiljanic, Senior PR & Marketing Manager at Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro.
The award ceremony is being held for the fourth time this year as a result of a joint initiative between Prime Traveler magazine and the Prime Concept concierge agency. Prime Traveler Magazine is a monthly luxury magazine featuring articles about the world's best hotels and considered a trendsetter in luxury tourism and discovering new destinations for its readers.
The magazine's circulation is 45,000 and is distributed to private clubs, embassies, VIP lounges at airports, banks, and the best hotels, restaurants, and sports clubs in Moscow.
Prime Concept Concierge Agency is an exclusive 24/7 club that offers luxury travel organization services to Russia's business, cultural, and political elite. The jury is composed of editors of Prime Traveler magazine, members of the Prime Concept Club, as well as leading figures of the Russian economy and show business.
24 Nov 2019, 20:33 PM
November 24, 2019 - Montenegro has generated €1 billion and €16 million in tourism revenue in the first eleven months of this year, the director of the National Tourism Organisation Željka Radak Kukavicic told Nova M. According to her, this indicates that the upcoming winter tourist season will be hugely successful.
The year slowly coming to an end was more than successful when it came to tourism. According to the latest data, over two million tourists visited Montenegro in nine months and over 13.4 million overnight stays were recorded. A positive trend was also observed when it comes to finances.
"By November, according to the Central Bank, tourism revenues reached one billion and 16 million euros, while tourist tax revenues exceeded the figure of 9 million, which is a million and a half more than last year."
It also indicates that the upcoming winter tourist season will be hugely successful, says Radak Kukavicic. The season at the ski resorts will start soon, and this year's offer will be more substantial and more vibrant. If weather permits, the season will run until April 1 or 15.
"From the very beginning, there will be a ski resort in Kolasin, Zabljak, Berane, Rozaje, and the Vučje Ski Center. On December 14, we will officially open ski resorts in Kolasin, followed by other ski resorts, which will open the winter tourist season with a rich program."
How much has our country progressed as a tourist destination?
"Progress is evident; we have been recording it for decades in the tourism sector. We are witnessing that these are double-digit growth rates and that Montenegro is at the top of the list by the World Tourism Organization and the European Commission for Tourism when it is about its growth."
Adriatic Properties intends to build a new hotel in Zabljak, where Durmitor used to be. How significant are these foreign investments for promoting our country as an elite tourist destination?
"Something we will be proud of in Montenegro, especially when it comes to northern Montenegro.
The opening of the Durmitor Hotel in Zabljak by a brand that already manages hotels on the Coast will surely be one more quality in Montenegro and a message for other investors who have their brands in the coastal region to open hotels of that and similar categories in the north of Montenegro."
Radak Kukavičić pointed out that our country is well on its way to becoming a year-round tourist destination with an offer during all 365 days.
The National Tourism Organization, in cooperation with the local as well as the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and the Tourism Economy, promotes our country in regional and European emission markets and emphasizes those markets with which we have functional aviation connectivity.
Source: Nova M
23 Nov 2019, 21:19 PM
November 23, 2019 - Today's Risan is one of the small settlements along the Bay of Kotor, best known for the Hospital for Orthopedics and Neurology, but also a top-rated tourist destination, especially in the context of tourism of particular interests - cultural and active tourism. 
Once the administrative center of Boka Bay, Risan was significant in ancient times, thus representing one of the most important archaeological sites of Montenegro. Besides the well-known mosaics from Roman times, a long and rich history of this small town could be recognized almost on every step. Unfortunately, Montenegro is not investing a lot of effort and knowledge to use its cultural heritage as a driver of development, and this town is one of the outstanding examples of the way this country is treating its treasure needed to be saved for the generations to come.
"In the past, everything used to be better, more beautiful, and more honorable than today; we keep on supporting that belief with various examples stemming from our own self-deceiving experience," writes Dr. Branko Sbutega from the Boka Navy Belgrade. This organization recently published the transcription of the book "Bay of Kotor," written by the priest Niko Luković in 1951.
Don Niko Luković was not only the priest of Prčanj but also a dedicated researcher who gave a lot for the culture of Boka Bay. "The Bay of Kotor" is his best-known book, and the text on Risan, which follows, is just a small part of his presentation of the vibrant and rich history of this calm Bay, always interesting for its position between East and West.

Risan, "The Bay of Kotor", Don Niko Luković

Risan was an Illyrian settlement and once the most prominent urban center in the Bay of Kotor, which used to be known as the Bay of Risan until the arrival of the Venetians. It has the oldest (Illyrian) mint in our country. The town was known by the Greeks as early as 300 BC. It was a Greek colony, as well.
In 228 BC, the Illyrian queen Teuta hid from the Romans in Risan, where, according to legend, she committed suicide by jumping into the sea, unable to defy them. Pliny the Younger refers to Risan as Rhizinium, "the fortified city of the Roman citizens. "In the Roman era, it had around 10,000 inhabitants. According to lore, part of it went diocese, which existed until the 16th century. When the Ottomans conquered Herceg Novi in 1538, Risan surrendered too and remained under their rule until 1687 (except for the brief interception in 1648), when it fell under the Venetian rule and remained so until 1797. "We are kind to good people"- that is what the people here are said to have responded to the Venetian doge once when he reprimanded them for their disobedience. Risan was the center of anti-Austrian resistance during the Krivosije insurgencies. In the Nevesinje Uprising of 1875, Risan was the shelter for the families from Herzegovina and the connection between the sea and the insurgents.
In 1875, during the liberation wars, the Ottoman authorities agreed with the Austrian government on obtaining permission to transport food to the besieged Turks in Nikšić via a route passing through Risan.  Austria demanded that the residents of Risan help, there was not a soul in Risan willing to lend a horse or actively participate in the transport of that food, which went putrid in Risan, untouched by anyone.
The people of Risan have always highlighted how rebellious they are when it comes to social justice. When a significant national movement against Count Khuen-Hedervary took sway in Croatia in 1903, in which several of our men were killed, the Municipality of Risan was the first in the Provence of Dalmatia to fly a black flag. Risan has had its municipality since the beginning of the 18th century. 
The residents of Risan were involved in the national liberation movement during World War II, many of whom fell in the battle. In October and November 1944, fierce battles were fought between the national liberation army brigades and the Germans; our fighters bested the stronger enemies and hampered their retreat. Risan was severely damaged on occasion (...)
The great benefactors Vaso Cukovic and Dimitrije Ljubatovic were also from Risan.
Vuk Karadzic praised the locals on the purity of their language, wearing of the folk dress, and their observation of traditional customs. Risan used to have renowned gunsmiths and folk dress markers.
In the past, the people of Risan mostly worked in the trade. Vast amounts of cattle, dried meat, wool, hide, and wood was exported from Montenegro via Risan. Risan used to be the main marketplace for Herzegovinians, just like Kotor used to be for Montenegrins.
Risan is an important archaeological site with Greek and Roman artifacts. First identified by the French in the early 19th century, the famous Roman mosaics from the early second century were rediscovered by Dušan Vuksan in 1935.
risan mosaicsRoman Mosaic of God Hypnos, Copyright: waytomonte
The five sections of some Roman palace are decorated with figural and ornamental mosaic depictions. The section showing the reclining god Hypnos is particularly beautiful. These mosaics can match the most exquisite mosaics of the period. The Montenegrin almanac Grlica wrote in 1838: "The village of Carine has preserved its name since the time of her (Queen Teuta's) residence; her castle and court were there; the walls are barely discernible, whereas the mosaic floor similar to those found in Pompei is still visible. "Last year (1950) as the Ministry of Education's Body, the Cultural Heritage Protection Bureau of (...) Montenegro initiated excavation works at the aforementioned site Carine (...). Giant blocks of processed and wonderfully ornate white Greek marble have seen the light of day, as well as marble and granite columns. They seem to have been part of some monumental Roman votive temple. There was a Roman forum too. Another mosaic has been found during these excavations. In all likelihood, it is the very mosaic mentioned by the Grlica almanac. Once systematic research has begun, and a museum of Ancient Greek and Roman antiquities has opened in Risan, the town will become a significant attraction for scholars and travelers.
There is a cave with a lake with drinking water in Risan. The spring of the Spila Stream is located inside the cave.
The late 18th-century Orthodox Church of Sts Peter and Paul has kept its interior in solid condition. The star on its front is particularly pretty. The Church contains a shroud od artistic value made by Russian nuns and received as a gift from the Russian court. This Church also contains a gospel brought from Moscow in 1754. The original Church was founded in 1601 it was restored in 1796. Another historical landmark is St Michael's Church from 1767.
There are two endowments of Vaso Cukovic in Risan: the modern hospital, the largest in the People's Republic of Montenegro, built according to the plan of the architect Milan Zlokovic, and the Educational Centre. The mellifluous bells of the parish church are a gift from him, too.
The endowment of the aforementioned Dimitrije Ljubatovic is on Rtac.
Lately, Risan has emerged as a popular tourist destination, as well. 
A significant attraction of Risan is the mountain range that surrounds it, creating an exceptionally romantic landscape that can only be seen in the Norwegian fjords.
Father Niko Lukovic, "The Bay of Kotor, "translated by Andrea Stojilkov
22 Nov 2019, 18:37 PM

November 22, 2019 - Nevidio eco-village is the first holder of sustainability certification and the EU’s Ecolabel in northern Montenegro. This ecological certification is confirmation of the application of ecological standards relating to the environmental protection policy, rational use of water, preservation of air quality, energy efficiency, a proper deposit of waste and reduction of packaging waste.


Nevidio eco-village, located in Pošćenje village, on the south slope of Durmitor, offers visitors accommodation in original bungalows in the middle of the picturesque panorama of the Durmitor region.

“Raising ecological awareness of the staff and guests is the goal every eco-hotel aims to achieve by harmonizing the quality and comfort of the offer, with special emphasis on the environment protection. Nevidio is an excellent example of such accommodation, where guests can enjoy Pošćensko lake, Nevidio canyon, Durmitor NP and adventures to remember. Sustainability certification contributes to a better quality of services and strengthening position on the market”.


As representatives of UNDP say, Montenegro has received a total of 26 international sustainability certifications in tourism.

“Sustainability certification is the green stamp confirming that the facility creates sustainable tourism products while saving energy and water. Greater number of certified accommodation units is important for positioning Montenegro as an ecological destination on the Western European market and Northern European market”, said the UNDP representatives.

Text by CDM on November 22, 2019, read more here.

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15 Nov 2019, 20:41 PM

November 15, 2019 - Representatives of the Ski Centers of Montenegro announce they are completely ready for the incoming winter season and that they “are going to push the tourism offer to the limit and beyond”.


They promise visitors will have a spectacular experience in Kolašin 1600 ski center.

“Ski centers of Montenegro have been working hard on the preparations for the winter season. Hard work will pay off, resulting in numerous events in the Kolašin 1600 ski center that we manage. As far as other ski centers are concerned, Kolašin 1450, Javorovača and Savin Kuk in Žabljak will be active during season, as well as Vučje in Nikšić, Turjak in Rožaje and Lokve in Berane. Tourists who decide to visit Kolašin 1600 will have at their disposal 8,5 km of ski slopes, state-of-the-art six-seat cable car with heaters installed, wi-fi signal, ski rental, ski schools, free parking, coffee bar services and services of Troglav restaurant, as well as rich entertaining program preparation of which is underway”,  said the representatives of ski centers of Montenegro.

The general development concept of ski centers is based on the promotion of the existing active ski centers and construction of new ski centers in Bjelasica, Komovi, Durmitor and Hajla.

Every ski center will have additional amenities for the improvement of offer: entertainment parks with snow tubing, rotondo, moving tracks, bob on the rails, cycling paths, zip line. Works on the extension of ski slopes in Kolašin 1600 are underway.

In accordance with the Government’s policy, around €140 million will be invested in the first phase which refers to Kolašin 1600. The two-kilometer long access road has been constructed, as well as parking for daily skiers, base station facility, the state-of-the-art cable car with 4,5 km of ski slopes.


“We have concluded agreements on the construction of additional 6 km of ski slopes, worth €1,2 million, an agreement on the construction of new six-seat cable car K7, worth €9 million, an agreement on the construction of additional 10 km of ski slopes with K7 cable car linking Kolašin 1600 and Kolašin 1450. In Kolašin 1450, parking for 1600 vehicles will be built, and next year, we will have 45 km of ski slopes in KOlašin 1450”, said the representatives of the company.

Ski center Žarski is expected to become operational in 2021. The first phase is worth €27 million.

“Ski center Cmiljača costs €23 million. Around €17,5 million have been earmarked for the construction of new cable car with 3 km of ski slopes. A tender procedure for the construction of the base station is underway”.

Hajla and Štedim ski centers will be put into function by the end of 2021.

“Savin kuk in Durmitor has two cable cars and three ski lifts serving 5 km of ski slopes. Reconstruction of the existing ski center envisages €27 million worth investment and it will encompass the construction of the new cable car, 4,5 km of ski slopes, accumulation lake, and construction of the new access road and parking.

Text by CDM on November 15, 2019, read more here.

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13 Nov 2019, 09:14 AM

November 13, 2019 - In the forthcoming period, Kolasin will be a town of broadband investment, as investors’ interest surges.


Apart from the announcements about the construction of a textile factory, a great number of hotels will be built in Kolasin. One of them will be located in the Bjelasica mountain, so that skiers can reach ski resorts right from their hotel rooms.

A great amount of investment in hydro potential has been planned and some important steps have already been taken.

“Our goal is to make life in Kolasin better by implementing different development projections we have planned. Implemented investments and creation of new jobs will confirm development”, said Mr Milosav Bato Bulatović, the mayor.

The first step was completing the equipment of the Business zone in Baković.

“This used to be an industrial zone in the last century. We’ve started preparations for opening the Business zone. Now, we need to establish transport communication within the zone and complete the infrastructure. We are ready to undertake all the incentive measures and to be real partners within our investment possibilities”, says Mr Bulatović.

A textile company from Turkey is interested in the construction of textile factory in Kolasin.


Negotiations on the project included the provision of the workforce, between 250 and 300 female candidates from Kolasin and neighboring municipalities.

“Candidates would go through a two-month training and then they would establish an employment relationship. I’m talking about textile production for famous world brands. Employees will have very convenient working conditions and good salaries. We are about to begin preparations for this project”, said Mr Bulatović.

As he pointed out, investment in tourism is of utmost importance for the local administration.

“West Point Sheraton company, owner of Sheraton hotel, has already started construction of a hotel in Jezerine. It will be a prestigious hotel, offering amenities for both winter and summer season. This is a very important investment as it starts construction of hotel capacities in Bjelasica”, points out Mr Bulatović.

Breza will also see important investment – construction of tourism complex linking the offer of the south and the north of Montenegro.

Chief architect approved of the project in Rijeka Mušovića where a hotel and 10 tourist villas will be constructed.

Construction of a hotel in Milutina Lakićevića street has also been approved. This hotel will have over 20 rooms.

“Investors from Russia, Turkey, Albania and Western Europe expressed interest in investing in Kolašin. Investors from Montenegro are also very interested. Haus majstor company, owned by Mr Zoran Popović, opened a four-star hotel in  Gornji Pažanj. Mr Vlado Bojić, an investor from Kolašin living and working in Belgrade, bought from Russian investors three half-finished facilities in Breza and has already started finishing works”, reminded Mr Bulatović.

Since Kolašin is rich in hydro potential, investment schemes in hydro energy are very important. BB solar company from Podgorica is building a mini-hydro power plant, “Bistrica”. A mini hydropower plant will be built in Paljevinska Rijeka, as well as a small hydropower plant in Trebaljevo.

Text by CDM on November 13, 2019, read more here.

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