Master plan of City on Water in one month

BELGRADE - Coordinator of the City on Water project Aleksandar Karlovcan stated at a panel organised by Tanjug News Agency late on Sunday that the project master plan will be presented to the public in a month.

The City on Water is the biggest project in the history which will launch construction industry, Karlovcan said at the panel entitled 'Projects that Could Turn Belgrade into a Modern European Metropolis' and added that the public will have a chance to see the master plan and project documents in a month.

He noted that investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have recognised the hope and energy and believe that Belgrade can truly become a large-scale metropolis.

This is a unique chance for us to show that we are capable of opening the country to the world, Karlovcan said.

Director of Executive Office of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia Maja Piscevic announced that AmCham would organise a regional conference in the second half of September under the title 'New South-East Europe' (New SEE) with the aim of presenting the region to investors, and Belgrade should be the centre of the platform.

Piscevic noted that investments should be made in knowledge, innovation and creativity so as to prevent further brain drain. She noted that Serbia ranks 131th out of 134 countries on the Competitiveness Index List drawn up by the World Economic Forum.

According to Piscevic, Serbia should pay more attention to investors already operating in the country because they are Serbia's best economic ambassadors.

Mixer House Director Ivan Lalic believes that the government has not recognised the importance of creative economy and that culture in Serbia is considered as an item of expenditure...

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