The foundation stone of the new dairy plant "Swedmilk Makedonija" was laid today by the Director General of "Swedmilk Makedonija", Roger Oscarson and the Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski.
According to the announcements, as much as 15 million euros will be invested in the first construction stage.
Upon completion of the object, about a hundred workers are planned to be employed. The management of Swedmilk Makedonija also unveiled plans for concluding agreements for milk purchase with as many as 5.000 local milk producers that will provide raw material for a daily processing of 250 tons of milk.
"Our ambition is to become a leading competitor at the dairy products market, and we will pursue that goal in line with the highest EU quality standards", Oscarson said.
"We are investing in Macedonia because we see clear business opportunities and strong potential for development of the milk industry", he added.
MD: This is a good investment, especially for the Macedonian local milk producers. The plant will be put into operation on 1 june, 2007.