Translation of an article by BNR.bg
Author: Zhivka Tancheva
“An urban railway is important for the development of the business in Plovdiv and the region. The so-called S-bahn should ease traffic and complement the region’s overall transport scheme. In the project will be involved Plovdiv, Asenovgrad, Chirpan and Purvomay.” That said the director of Trakia Economic Zone Plamen Panchev who opened a forum for complete solutions and business practices.
He accentuates that the infrastructure is a major attraction for investing companies from abroad.
“A completed city rail could be built by one or two investors but for this purpose funds from the operational programs are needed as well”, argues Eng. Panchev.
Plovdiv is the industrial center of Bulgaria, said the participants in the meeting and expressed the expectation that in the next two years in the region will be opening a car factory.
“This is a dream for investments but behind it stand decisions and negotiations”, explained Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Stefan Stoyanov. According to him this is one of the heights of machine production and the next step in the development of the country. “At least one automobile producer will step in Plovdiv”, concluded producers of parts for big automobile companies.
Krasen Krastev is the manager of company producing car parts: “We are ready for this step, that is generally important to attract more and more investors with high added value production.”
“Finding personnel for business In Plovdiv is not difficult. We work with higher education institutions and here are studying over 40 000 students some of them start working in the last year of study”, says Plamen Panchev.
Desislava Nikolova is a Human Resources Manager at a company that produces car headlights and in around one month 40 people will be working for them, in about one or two year there will be 400.
“We are looking for staff in engineering, mechatronics and the IT sector. Gradually here wages will grow but we are still at levels different from the capital,” they added from the business.