Foto: Vladimír Pryček
vidět, že plány města, jako bytová výstavba, nové fakulty
Ostravské univerzity na Černé louce či dominantní stavby
jako koncertní sál, nejsou jen obrázky, ale mění se v realitu.
Město zároveň připravuje komplexní plochy pro výstavbu,
např. velmi atraktivní lokalitu při ulici Polská na rozhraní
Poruby a Svinova či při ulici Středoškolské v Ostravě-Jihu.
Paní náměstkyně, děkujeme Vám za rozhovor.
The Billion Year: Ostrava
Has the Highest Budget in Its History
Mgr. Zuzana Bajgarová has been deputy mayor since 2018. She has previously served as deputy
mayor of the Ostrava-Poruba district. She focuses on investment, spatial planning, and city
development. She spoke to POSITIV Business & Style magazine about key investments planned for
this year, the economic status of Ostrava and the construction of the new concert hall.
Dear Deputy Mayor, how did Ostrava perform
economically in 2021?
The city of Ostrava has been economically stable for many
years now and, in 2021, it maintained its Aa3/stable rating,
which is the highest possible rating in Czechia’s system.
Tax revenue exceeded expectations, meaning we were
able to continue progression on our city’s strategic plan,
even taking into account increased spending (due to
the COVID crisis).
This year, the city’s budget is 12.3bn CZK, which is
2.4bn larger than the approved budget for last year.
At the same time, it is the largest budget the city has
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ever had. Please, tell us about some key investments
planned for 2022.
A total of 4.4bn CZK of the budget, roughly 36%, is
devoted to investment, which fulfills its pro-investment
composition. The sum includes direct investment as well as
savings for the city’s significant investment projects, such as
the reconstruction of the Ostrava City Hospital, the Nové
Lauby apartment complex and a new concert hall, including
the reconstruction of the Ostrava House of Culture. This
year, the largest portion of investment funds is directed to
the areas of healthcare and social services. In addition to
the aforementioned hospital reconstruction, the Korýtko
retirement home will undergo a renovation process worth