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Prishtinë 08.05.2012 – Minister of Economic Development, Besim Beqaj, stayed today in the Municipality of Dragash, and in addition to meeting with the Mayor, Salim Jenuzi, also visited several companies of the municipality.

Minister Beqaj commended and supported Dragash Municipality’s orientation, making small and medium enterprise development, farming and tourism as top priorities.

Beqaj particularly appreciated the municipality’s orientation to provide, with symbolic compensation, a land plot of 36 hectares near the town for production businesses, and first production plants have already started construction. This is and important initial phase towards creating and running a Business Centre.

In his visit in the textile industry “Remateks” which is lead by a successful business from Turkey, exporting its entire production to the western countries, Minister Beqaj spoke of the commitment of his Ministry and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo for the creation of conditions conducive for doing business, providing concrete institutional support to the production economy as key for economic development.

From his part, Director of “Remateks”, Ismail Sen, a company which employs 335 people from the region of Dragash, thanked Minister Beqaj for the support given to the company, and added that they are working in expanding existing facilities and production.

Beqaj also made a visit to the Business Centre, and saw firsthand the newly erected buildings of the company “Hit Flores”, which deals with cultivation and harvesting of forest fruits “Zgatar komerc”. The company has completed the buildings and it is expected to soon start its operations in production of clothing, which enable an initial new employment of 50 people.