Polish Ambassador: Grodno Oblast appeals to Polish investors

Grodno Oblast is attractive for Polish investors, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Belarus Leszek Szerepka told reporters in Grodno on 8 April.

According to the Ambassador, many big companies of Poland are studying the business environment of the oblast and are ready to invest in new production facilities there. 

At a meeting with the local authorities, Leszek Szerepka noted that the region is home to several companies with Polish capital, but this is only a small part of the Polish business that could come to the region. He suggested arranging a tour for Polish businessmen to Grodno Oblast. 

Leszek Szerepka pointed to tourism development prospects. Grodno belongs to the historical heritage of the two peoples. This alone is enough to make many Poles to come there. Up to 30 buses with Polish tourists come to Vilnius and Lviv every day. Grodno could also be among them,” he said. The Ambassador added that Grodno is developing fast; it is obvious that much is invested in infrastructure, which contributes to the development of tourism. 

The parties also discussed cooperation prospects in education, sport and culture, cross-border projects, a possibility to invite Polish specialists to renovate Grodno castles. 

The trade between Grodno and Poland made up $198.7 million in 2010 (up 14% over 2009). In January-February 2011 the foreign trade totaled $32.7 million, up 6.2% over the same period a year before. The export amounted to $14.4 million, import $18.3 million. Poland accounted for about 10% of Grodno Oblast foreign trade.

According to www.belta.by