Mayor of Bijelo Polje Alexander ŽURIČ met today with the President of the Municipality of Berane Dragoslav ŠČEKIĆ a new concept of development that would lead to stronger ties around common interests and stronger cooperation in these communities.
President Žurić said that cooperation municipality of Bijelo Polje and Berane provide efficient and economical performance of certain tasks, in order to better respond to the needs of citizens.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:19

Improve relations with Italy

Representatives of the Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises Directorate of Economic Development, Agencies Sangro Aventino and Abruzzo Region signed in Podgorica cooperation agreement which will establish the institutional basis for the development of services for small businesses.
The Director of Agency Aleksandar Pavićević said that Montenegro pays special attention to constant improvement of economic relations with Italy, which among other things includes greater involvement of Montenegrin companies on the Italian market and the increasing presence of Italian investors in Montenegro.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 09:36

About us

The Ministry of economy - Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Government of Montenegro, the Sangro Aventino Agency (Italy), an active "Territorial Pact", and Abruzzo Region (Italy) agrees to activate a "pilots" initiative involving the Municipality of Bijelo Polje for organising an information system for enterprises.
The general objective is to organise information about facilities and opportunities inside the territory facilitating settlement and growth of the local enterprise system.
The activity foresees experimentation and carrying out of “Business information service portal ” network, settled under the supervision of Ministry of economy - The Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Government of Montenegro management. The portal will support integrated development of the area, it aims at operating as interface between local authorities and the public or private, national or foreign audiences, for facilitating business settlement opportunities and investments into Montenegro Republic territories.
Business information service portal is consistent with the European Directive “Services“ which aims at guaranteeing enterprises a single access point for all information services. It will be organised on the model of Italian Sangro Aventino One stop shop.
The Ministry of economy - Directorate for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Government of Montenegro intend to support "pilot projects" and local authorities to facilitate the processes of providing business information services and to improve competitiveness of local systems in its national territory;
The initiative is an action of A.S.S.I. project, which is promoting and implementing measures for improving the attractiveness and the economic exploitation of the territories involved. The project is funded by the Department for Cohesion Italian territorial, Department for Development and Economic Cohesion (DPS) Directorate General for Regional Policy Unitary National (DGPRUN).

                                                                

 

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Friday, 04 April 2014 14:06

Industry and services

The geographical position of Bijelo Polje, natural resources, demography and transport links with the environment to the greatest extent influenced the economic development of the municipality. The past twenty years have seen a number of changes in economic development. These changes were the insignia of backwardness and stagnation during the nineties years, when it was shut down most factories had their own facilities in many towns throughout Montenegro. Today, the economic development of the Municipality based on the small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing industry, tourism, agriculture, trade and services.
The following table shows the current state of the manufacturing sector, the number of companies and sectors.

The manufacturing sector

Sectors

Companies

Entrepreneurs

 

62

22

Food industry

17

10

- processing Fruit and vegetables

1

-

- processing Meat

1

-

- processing of milk

3

1

- production of bread and pastry

5

3

- mineral water bottling

1

-

- production of juices

1

-

- production of rennet

-

1

- manufacture of confectionery products

-

-

- manufacture of grain mill products

1

3

- production of pasta

1

1

- production piecrust

-

1

- grinding and packaging coffy

3

-

Wood processing

19

4

- Production of sawn timber

10

-

- Building joinery

4

1

- Production of furniture

4

3

- Production of paper

1

-

- Paper and cardboard

 

-

Metal processing

5

1

- production of metal structures

and forestry skidder

2

-

- manufacture of double glazed windows

1

-

- production of locks

1

-

- key manufacturing

1

1

Production of concrete products

4

3

- processing and cutting stone for the memorial characteristics

-

3

-production of pipes, curbs and concrete blocks

4

-

Printing Industry

3

-

Textile industry

3

2

- Manufacture of apparel

3

2

Manufacture of footwear and leather haberdashery

3

1

Chemical Industry

4

2

- production of plastic containers

4

2

glass processing

4

-

 
 
Service delivery is organized in several sectors as companies and entrepreneurs. Provides an overview of the number of companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of services:
 
Service industry by sectors
 

Types of services

Companies

Entrepreneurs

Services

576

301

Construction  trade

12

6

Trade

325

133

- Wholesale and retail

313

125

- Vehicle repair

12

8

Transportation and storage

22

51

- auto and truck traffic

3

7

- line the road traffic

5

-

- passenger road transport, taxis

12

44

- postal activities

1

-

- rail services

1

-

Accommodation and meals

101

30

Information and communication

6

-

- information activity 

6

-

Financial and business underwriter

16

-

Business with real estate

14

1

Scientific and technical activities

11

24

Administrative and support service

39

-

-activities-mediation and accounting

39

-

Arts entertainment and recreation

12

9

Otherservice activities

18

47

- Hairdressing

2

27

- Beauty Care

1

1

- Repair of electrical appliances

4

1

- Gift Shop

1

-

- Plumbing services

1

3

- Repair of footwear

1

3

- Repair of refrigeration equipment

-

2

- water installation services

-

1

- tire service

1

1

- repair of mobile phones

1

1

- repair of pneumatic equipment

-

1

- repair of electrical

1

-

- pastry

-

1

- packaging services

1

-

- cleaning carpets

-

2

- repair of jewelery

1

-

- upholstery services

1

2

- other services

2

1

 

 

 

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Friday, 04 April 2014 14:01

Companies and entrepreneurs

In Bijelo Polje, operates 1.009 companies and entrepreneurs, of which 669 companies with 3.435 employees and 340 entrepreneurs with 1.237 employees.
Total number of employees in the economy of the municipality is at the end of 2011 was 4.672 or 68,4% of total employment in the municipality.
From the perspective of size, in the municipality operates one large, 9 medium, 136 small and  523 micro enterprises.
Number of Companies Municipalities representing 3.8% of Montenegrin enterprises and 24.9% of the enterprises of the northern region.
Compared to the beginning of the last five-year period, the number of small businesses decreased by 3,5%, micro enterprises increased by 25,9%, and the mean from 5 to 8. From large companies there is only one and that "Mesopromet".
Number of employees by type of enterprise is as follows:
• Large companies ....................324
• Medium companies .................705
• Small companies..................1.204
• Micro companies..................1.202

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Friday, 04 April 2014 13:38

Employment


Employment in the period 2007 - 2008th year, growing at a rate of 7%, and since 2009 due to the economic crisis, began to fall. The result of these developments is to reduce employment at the end of the period by 14% compared to 2007. year.
Also in this period, the share of employment in total employment in the municipality of Montenegro has been continually declining, so the 2011th compared to the previous year participation decreased from 4.48% to 3.95%.
Different employment trends by sector. According to crisis fluctuations, various moving and employment in the sectors of construction, tourism, hospitality, transport and agriculture.
Looking qualification structure, the largest share of employees with secondary and higher education. This situation is quite expected if you take into consideration that the majority of the working population has a level IV qualifications on the one hand and on the other hand, highly qualified staff easier to have employment.
Age structure is not so good, because a much larger share of employment has an older population, indicating problems in employment, and in near future it is expected a significant increase in the number of pensioners. Structure of employees by sex is satisfactory, given that approximately the same number of male and female.

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Friday, 04 April 2014 13:33

The labor market

 

From a more general definition of employment as an indicator of the economic, cultural and social prosperity of the community and the widest range of sources of living of the population, and the unemployment rate as a synonym of poverty, social marginalization, unnecessary and irreversible shedding of human resources, it can be seen crucial issues of employment for each individual, and the particular community.
In fact, the ratio of the employed and unemployed, that is, the rate of employment or unemployment, najintegralnijih expressions and relations, modes and optimize the quality of the relationship, a particular community, to a greater or lesser extent, it socio-economically stable, secure and essentially , more successful. It also talks about the extent of its development, its relation to active labor potential, as the basic community resources and its development prospects.
Under the active population, according international practices observed within the population aged 15 to 65 years. The economically active population comprises all persons of either sex who are in the labor market on the supply side.
So, people are considered to be economically active if they contribute or are available to contribute to the production of goods and services.
Number of economically active population in the municipality of Bijelo Polje, census 2011th totaled 14.733 or 40.5% of the population above 15 years of age.

Published in Work
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:31

Companies

Companies located in Bijelo Polje

Published in Production areas
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:55

Business activity

The geographical position of Bijelo Polje, natural resources, demography and transport links with the environment have to the greatest extent decided the economic development of the municipality.
In the past twenty years we have seen a number of changes in economic development. These changes were the insignia of backwardness and stagnation during the nineties, when most factories were shut down, as well as their own units in many towns all over Montenegro. Today, the economic development of the municipality is based on the small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing industry, tourism, trade and service industries.
The food industry includes: processing of fruits and vegetables, meat processing, milk processing, production of bread and biscuits, bottling of mineral water, juice production, confectionary products, pasta production, grinding and packaging.
Wood processing sector include: the production of timber, joinery, furniture manufacturing, production of paper.
Metal processing covers: production of metal constructions and forestry articulated tractors, manufacture of double glazed windows, hardware manufacturing, production of keys.
Production of concrete products includes:

processing and cutting stone for memorials.
In addition to these there are also: printing industry (pPrinting facility, offset and screen printing), textiles (clothing manufacturing), chemicals, footwear and leather goods, the production of plastic bottles and treatment of glass.
The service sector includes:
- construction services,
 - trade (wholesale and retail, service and repair vehicles)
- Transportation and warehousing (road and freight traffic, line road transport, passenger transport by road, taxi, postal services, railway services)
- accommodation and food (restaurants, motels, hotels, ethno village)
- information and communications (local TV, radio)
- financial and insurance business,
- real estate,
- professional, scientific and technical activities,
- administrative, support activities and services (mediation and accounting),
- Arts, entertainment and recreation,
- other services (hairdressing, cosmetic services, repair of electrical appliances, beauty salon, tinsmith services, shoemakers, plumbing services, repair of mobile phones, electrical repairs, pastry shops, packaging services, carpet cleaning, jewelry repair, upholstery services, and other services).
Tourism is recognized as a strategic area for development of the municipality. The most important potential tourist destinations are Bjelasica, Djalovic cave and Novakovic cave. Spatial Plan "Bjelasica and Komovi" defines the future development of mountain, summer and winter tourism in conjunction with agricultural production and wood processing. Djalovic cave with it's explored 28 miles (16 km researched) held the first place in the former Yugoslavia. It is characterized by cave ornaments of which emphasizes by its size stalagmite 18 meters high, and many others but lower. A significant part of the cave represent the channels filled with water, so called cave lakes, through which you can easily navigate with small rubber boats. Novakovic cave has not been explored as it is supposed to be,  but it is entered and high quality access road of 6km has been piled.
Agriculture has a significant place as one of the priority sectors of the economy of Bijelo Polje. Agricultural land covers 40.392 ha, which is 43,6% of the municipality, or 7.8% of agricultural land in Montenegro. Climatic conditions favor cultivation of cereals (maize, wheat, rye, barley, buckwheat), vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, peppers) and continental fruit (apple, pear, plum, walnut, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry).
Farms are a significant factor in the development of agriculture. Their total number is 6,407, which is 13.1% of agricultural households in Montenegro. Agriculture is organized, in addition to individual farmers, by 31 registered company, 17 entrepreneurs and 3 veterinary institutions to protect the health of livestock.
Natural and geographical characteristics as well as demographic structure, the number of farms and companies from the agricultural sector in the municipality, are a good basis and prospects for the future development of rural areas of the Municipality where available resources are fully utilized.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:50

General data about Bijelo Polje

Municipality of Bijelo Polje belongs to hilly and mountainous area of northern Montenegro, surrounded by high mountains. It is located between mountains Bjelasica, Lisa and Pester plateau. It stretches over 924 km ², covering 6.7% of the territory of Montenegro, which makes it the fourth municipality by area in Montenegro. According to the data of the Statistical Office of Montenegro-Monstat, from 2011th year Bijelo Polje has 46.051 inhabitants. As the largest city in the northern region, Bijelo Polje has seventeen elementary schools, threehigh schools and five faculty units with 184 students enrolled in 2011 / 2012th year, in three faculty units. According to the EmploymentAgency of Montenegro on 31.12.2012. year municipality of Bijelo Polje had 3,995 unemployed people, unemployment in the municipality makes 11.6% of total unemployment in Montenegro, and 31.4% rate of the northern region.

In Bijelo Polje operates 1,009 companies and entrepreneurs, of which 669 companies with 3,435 employees and 340 entrepreneurs with 1,237 employees.
Total number of employees in the economy of the Municipality in late 2011. year was 4,672, or 68.4% of total employment in the municipality. From the standpoint of size, in the municipality operates one large, 9 medium and 136 small businesses and 523 micro-enterprises.
Economic development is based on the small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing industry (food industry, wood processing, metal processing), agriculture (livestock farms, growing crops), tourism (agro-tourism, accommodation and meals and travel agencies) and hotel business (trade, transportation and warehousing, administrative and other services).
Agriculture is a priority branch of economy in the municipality that it can provide more than good positioning compared to the region, even more so, as the development of agriculture Municipality has significant resources, both land and favorable climatic conditions. The presence of various international organizations in the past was of great importance for the municipality because many infrastructure development projects have been implemented. Networking and inter-municipal cooperation in order to implement the IPA cross-border projects, is of great importance.

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