Dobroviz near Prague - Martin Saft, mayor of the town of Dobroviz, today signed a cooperation agreement with developer Panattoni that will build a distribution centre for US company Amazon in the town, Safr told CTK.
The agreement contains the developer´s pledges like building a motorway bypass by the end of 2015, modernisation of municipal sewage treatment plant and a Kc1m annual contribution to the town.
The investment is worth Kc100m and some 1,500 people are to find work in Amazon´s warehouses. The warehouses are to be opened within a year.
Panattoni director Pavel Sovicka confirmed to CTK today that preparatory work will begin this week. "The important thing now is that construction of the hall starts and that we gain the rest of the permits," Sovicka said.
Building permit for the hall covering 91,000 square metres for Panattoni should come into force these days but the developer earlier already applied for its extension to 95,000 square metres. "We expect this permit in the order of two months," Sovicka said.
Safr thinks that no one should file appeals against the permits now. "I hope that the situation in Dobroviz will calm down, relations between the developer and the town have been formally clarified," Safr said.
Hana Vesela of local association Obcane pro Dobroviz told CTK that the association´s reps would meet with the developer on Friday to sign a cooperation agreement.
"We were waiting for the agreement with the town to be signed," she added.
A similar distributing centre was planned also in industrial zone Cernovicka terasa in Brno. Brno city assembly approved an updated zoning plan on May 20 but Amazon said in April that it did not want to have the centre in Brno and was considering other variants in Central and Eastern Europe. It should issue its definitive stance by the beginning of the summer holidays.