Janusz Piechociński and Krzysztof Kwiatkowski in Lodz SEZ28.03.2014
On 27 March Lodz SEZ hosted a meeting of the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Janusz Piechociński and representatives of special economic zones in Poland with the President of the Supreme Audit Office, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski. One of the reasons for the meeting were three reports prepared by the Supreme Audit Office following audit of SEZ.
The President of the Supreme Audit Office, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, summed up that conclusions were constructive and the operation balance of SEZ was positive. “The zones create workplaces, help local communities; they are seats of modern industry and technologies”- emphasized the President of the Supreme Audit Office.
The Vice Prime Minister reminded that the government had recently assumed draft amendment of law about special economic zones. The assumptions introduce various conveniences in management of companies on area of SEZ. This is an important step that increases competitiveness of Polish economy. Zone entrepreneurs enhance growth of export of Polish goods, which in result shall lead to increase of GDP.
“The advantage we had on joining the European Union, lower property prices, lower salaries, is almost over” – stresses the Vice Prime Minister Piechociński. “Today one can see that the most important factor is the experience we gained, high esteem of Polish engineers, excellent evaluation of possible cooperation with universities”- added the head of the Ministry of Economy.
After the first part of the meeting, the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Janusz Piechociński, the President of the Supreme Audit Office, Krzysztof Kwiatkowski and the President of Lodz SEZ, Tomasz Sadzyński, visited the plant of Haering Polska in Piotrków Trybunalski. This is a company with German capital, which since 2005 has operated in Lodz SEZ. Anton Haering– the owner of the company, familiarized the guests with the company’s activity in Poland and Lodz SEZ, its plans for the future and cooperation with Centrum Kształcenia Ustawicznego Nowoczesnych Technologii in Lodz within the scope of dual education.
There are 14 special economic zones functioning in Poland. Their total area at the end of 2013 was more than 16,2 hectare. It covered the grounds located in 151 cities and 217 communes. The entrepreneurs implementing their economic activity in SEZ invested in 2013 more than 91,3 billion PLN and employed ca. 266,7 thousand people.
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