Karvinsko is awaiting significant changes that should make the region more attractive and prevent population decline.
One of the projects is the POHO park, which is to grow in the area of the former Gabriela mine and is presented as a gateway to the so-called mountain landscape. Already in autumn, the project received the green light from the Ministry of the Environment, which supervises the drawing of money from the transformation fund. During December, the department should then approve a European subsidy in the order of hundreds of millions of crowns.
The only obstacle is the resolution of property conditions. The Moravian-Silesian Region must take over all the land on which the transformation project is to stand.
The land currently has two owners: the state-owned company Diamo, which smooths over the consequences of mining, and the real estate company Asental Land, which belongs to billionaire Zdenek Bakal.
According to Deputy Governor Jakub Unucka (ODS), the key takeover is roughly 13 hectares from Diam. According to the server, regional representatives should vote on their free transfer on Thursday.
About the transformation of Karvinska
There was also a buyout or partial buyout. The version of the transfer that eventually won was also reviewed by the antimonopoly office. He assessed whether this established public support. The project will also be commercially focused, and there were fears that the transfer could distort economic competition. But that was disproved.
The governorship agreed on the purchase of land from Bakal’s company already in the summer. It is about eight hectares, which will connect the site with a first-class road. The contract will come into effect when Diamo transfers the land to the region.
The total value of the project is 503 million crowns, 428 million should be paid by the European Union, and 75 million by the region from its own budget.
Overall, the Moravian-Silesian region seeks European subsidies for transformation projects for approximately 18.9 billion crowns. According to the conditions, the region must use up almost nine billion crowns by 2027. The first transformation project in the Moravian-Silesian region, the so-called Black Cube, which should be created in Ostrava, has already received a subsidy.