Gigafactory to Boost Regional Economy in Karvinsko

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Plans for a new Gigafactory are underway in the Karvinsko region. The local council of the Moravian-Silesian region approved the initiation of investigations into an area in Dolní Lutyně to construct a strategic business park. This initiative, backed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, aims to reserve a maximum area of 280 hectares for the project.

The government has already approved this area for the arrival of a strategic foreign investor whose name has not yet been disclosed. According to sources, the plan is to build a gigafactory, a factory that produces batteries for electric cars. This project, of fundamental importance with high added value, could significantly help the region cope with economic transformation, including phasing out coal mining and heavy industry.

“We are facing the end of coal mining in OKD, and the situation in the region is complicated by problems in the steel giant Liberty Ostrava, one of the largest employers. Therefore, it is crucial to secure a strategic investment that will give the region a new development impulse,” said Jan Krkoška, the governor of the Moravian-Silesian region.

The Moravian-Silesian region has extensive experience with strategic investors, such as Hyundai, which built its factory in Nošovice in Frýdek-Místek. A major emphasis is being placed on all project preparations to consider the interests of local citizens fully.

The area in question is located between Dolní Lutyně and its local part Věřňovice and also borders Dětmarovice and the town of Bohumín. The site is near the Czech-Polish border. According to the Minister of Industry and Trade, Jozef Síkela, should the project be realized, it would be an investment in the hundreds of billions of crowns, creating thousands of jobs.