French company “Sagem”, decided to build a factory in Nis for the production of electrical meters that would employed at least 500 workers – told to the reporters yesterday Mayor of the City of Nis, Mr. Milos Simonovic, who in recent days “hosted” the directors of the company “Sagem”, that have visited the potential sites.
Mr. Simonovic said that “Sagem” plans to produce in this factory in Nis the set-top-boxes for digital television as well. He said that the company will submit “in the next few days” their proposal of the desired location for the factory in Nis.
The city offered to the company the area within EI, but their directors “more liked” location in the industrial zone Donje Međurovo, where South Korean “Yura” and Italian “Dytech” began construction of their plants – he said.
Mr. Milan Randjelovic, director of the Office for Local and Economic Development of the City of Nis, is adding that for now it could be said that “Sagem”, “plans to made Nis a center of the production and distribution of electricity meters and other digital technology in this part of Europe.” From Nis should be organized the export to Bulgaria, Greece, Russia and to the countries of the Former Soviet Union, he said.
The Company “Sagem” and Serbian Government and the City of Nis have signed the Cooperation Protocol in March last year, but since then they have not begun to build a factory or to organise any production. During the occasion of signing the protocol, the Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic said that “Sagem” will invest in the construction and equipping of the factory in the first year one million and in the next five years more than six millions.