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Prishtinë, 20 October 2011 – The Government of Kosovo will continue to make capital investments which directly influence the development of enterprises and opening of new employment possibilities, said today the Minister of Economic Development Besim Beqaj.

Beqaj made these comments while attending the inauguration of the production lines of metallic road shields in Vinex factory in Viti, where present were the Deputy Prime Minister Mimoza Kusari – Lila, Head of Chamber of Commerce Safet Gerxhaliu, Mayor of Viti Municipality Nexhmedin Arifi, and USAID and GIZ representatives.

Beqaj said that investments in factories like ‘Vinex’ prove that the Government of Kosovo is working in implementing its commitments to establish a better operational environment for the private sector, especially for the production sector.

“What we’re promoting here today proves the maximal commitment shown by the private investor investing in this company, and shows the dedication of our international partners USAID and GIZ, which are helping us by bringing international experience to Kosovo and by improving the competitiveness of our companies,” said Beqaj.

He said that the Government will continue to advance the legal framework and will adjust fiscal policies, always taking into consideration the interests of the businesses and citizens and in function of the country’s economic development.

On the other hand, the Minister of Trade and Industry Mimoza Kusari – Lila said that the Government of Kosovo has proven with the steps taken recently that the local producers are able to compete with other producers, both in the local market and in the regional markets.

She said that the Government is committed to continue to implement policies that facilitate local production, which will transcend the country’s borders and make “Made in Kosova” a brand that guarantees quality.

Further, the head of the KCC Safet Gerxhaliu ascertained investments in Vinex as a great contribution to the country’s economy and as proof of successful partnerships with USAID and GIZ, while highly evaluating the support of the Government, specifically the ministries covering this field.

USAID and GIZ representatives also assessed that Vinex is a success story of a privatized socially owned enterprise, which managed to overcome the challenges and increase investments and employment. In the end, the Director of this enterprise Isuf Zuka expressed his gratitude for the international partners and local and central institutional representatives, whom helped this producer in his successful endeavors.

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