|Dinkic announces new investment cycle on Mountain Kopaonik|
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Regional Development Mladjan Dinkic announced a new investment cycle on Mt Kopaonik in 2010, recalling the state’s considerable investments in this tourist resort.
During a visit to the winter resort on Mt Kopaonik Dinkic said that all facilities were ready for the opening of the skiing season. Afterwards, he toured the ski tracks and visited the new four-seat chair lift on Gobelja.
Now that visas have been abolished for Serbian citizens, Kopaonik will have to be comeptitive with foreign winter resorts, the Minister said, voicing his hope that the Serbian resort will easily be a match for them once new investments are in place.
At the Kopaonik tourist centre the skiing season opened two weeks ago and representatives of the public company Skijalista Srbije acquainted Dinkic with the company’s achievements in 2009.
The new four-seat chair lift at Gobelja has the capacity of 2,400 skiers an hour, as well as artificial snow generators. The existing ski tracks were expanded during the year and another 10 kilometres of new tracks constructed. Infrastructure investments on Kopaonik in the period 2006–2009 total around RSD 2.2 billion.
Dinkic acquainted the representatives of the tourist sector with plans for further development in investment in Mt Kopaonik.
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