starosta města Paskov
Mayor of Paskov
Paskov Changes Its Face
Paskov is located in Moravia in the northeast of the Czech Republic. The first written mention
reveals the existence of Paskov as early as 1267. Until the first half of the 19th century, it was
a feudal seat with an extensive pond system. The industrial revolution of the 19 th century,
as well as changes to agricultural management, gradually turned it into an industrial locality
connected mainly with coal mining. Currently, its post-mining awareness of itself is changing. It
still remains a place with many business activities and job opportunities, but it is also becoming
a discovered place for exploring preserved cultural and natural monuments--a regional social
center. Considering its excellent highway and railway accessibility, there is still an opportunity to
establish companies focused on innovation and ecology.
Mr Mayor, how would you briefly
characterize Paskov? What does the city
offer to potential investors?
It is a place where the historical industrial
agglomeration of Ostrava is connected
with an increasingly popular rural area,
where it is ‘close to work and nature’.
Investors are offered a unique opportunity
to use space previously used for coal
mining and related activities. It has very
good transport accessibility, including by
motorway and railway.
Part of the former Paskov Mine was used
for the PKP CARGO combined transport
terminal, which enables connections to
important European ports.
In the ‘southern industrial zone’, Lenzing
Biocel Paskov produces pulp, which is the
basis for environmentally-friendly textile
Due to our city‘s small size, many companies
have used the potential of the traditional
industrial agglomeration but there is
especially interest in the newly developing
programmes in the region in connection with
the available workforce.
The development potential is far from
exhausted. There are still vacant areas where
it would be possible to implement innovative
and environmentally-friendly projects with
the support of the POHO 2030 programme.
What has the city been up to lately?
What are the currently planned projects?
The task of Town Hall is to ensure
balanced development of the city, to
ensure that permanent residents live well,
that its visitors find the necessary services,
that the heritage in the form of cultural
and natural monuments is preserved for
future generations. Therefore, in recent
years, we have begun to revitalize the
castle grounds, build twenty-five small
apartments, build a sports hall, increase
the capacity of the kindergarten, add
a new fire station and carry out a number
of other construction and repair jobs. The
big challenge is to ensure the expansion
of the sewer network and the capacity of
wastewater treatment plants.
Mr Mayor, thank you for the interview.
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