15 March 2019 - Deputy Prime Minister for Regional Development Rafet Husović said that Montenegro is focusing its efforts and successes primarily in terms of economy, job creation, infrastructure development and tourism on the whole country, with the particular aim at Northern Montenegro.
"Thanks to the efforts of Prime Minister Marković and the leaders of this Government, the Kolašin 1600 Ski Resort was completed, and conditions are created for credible investors to start building prestigious hotels on the Bjelasica Mountain. But it is not only Bjelasica. And Hajla has opened its tourism potential - a tender for the purchase of a modern cable car worth 9 million EUR today is a reality. People are already working in our ski resorts, and they expect new jobs in the production and economy to be created in the coming period," said Husović when asked about important steps in the development of tourism in Northern Montenegro.
He continued that this is an excellent opportunity to look at the critics and asked whether anyone can claim that the previous two years have not been a record-breaking in tourism given the fact that a billion of euros of revenue was exceeded and 59 hotels have been opened.
"I would like to remind you that 14 4-star and 5-star hotels were opened last year alone, and in comparison, in 2006, we had only two 5-star hotels opened," pointed out Deputy Prime Minister Husović.
During this occasion, the reporters of the National Television of Montenegro asked him about the employment in Montenegro and the creation of the new jobs, which is supported by the Government of Montenegro.
"If almost 12,000 new jobs are not a result that confirms that the potential for employment has accompanied a stable, and we can say, a record-breaking rate of economic growth in the previous two years, if this does not confirm that the coordinated approach enhances the work of inspection bodies in a way that contributes to the reduction of the grey economy - then what the success is anyway? The Government, through the Investment and Development Fund, supported business people with more than EUR 200 million last year, and this and other measures saved over 200 small companies from bankruptcy. Thousands of our citizens work there, and we think about them and their families every day. Agribusinesses have broken records that will reach 100 million euros invested in our agriculture, farms and individual farms," concluded Husović.