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.

Published in News
Friday, 04 April 2014 14:27

Tourism

Tourism has been recognized as one of the most important segments of strategic development of Municipality of Bijelo Polje. Development of this sector is presented through number of visitors, which was quite oscillatory.

Number of guests

Year Total Chain index Domestic visitors Chain index Foreign visitors Chain index
2006. 3.501 - 2.783 - 718 -
2007. 3.381 97 2.024 1.357 189 -
2008. 2.284 68 1.278 63 1.006 74
2009. 1.466 42 769 60 697 69
2010. 3.786 108 1.546 201 2.240 321

Source: Statistical Office of Montenegro MONSTAT, 2011 year

Overnights

Year Total Chain index Domestic overnights Chain index Foreign overnights Chain index
2006. 9.945 - 6.418 - 3.527 -
2007. 5.899 59 3.568 56 2.331 66
2008. 4.318 73 2.372 66 1.946 55
2009. 3.621 84 2.071 87 1.550 80
2010. 13.647 376 3.149 49 10.498 677

Source: Statistical Office of Montenegro MONSTAT, 2011 year

Dynamics of changes in the number of visitors indicates that there is no equable trend. Number of visitors has been dropping until 2010 when a growth from 8% has been achieved compared to the base 2006 year. This trend is caused by the increasing number of foreign visitors, which number at the end of the period was 3 times more than at the beginning. On the other hand, the number of domestic visitors during the same period decreased by 45% Number of overnights has also been decreasing until 2010, when thanks to foreign guests increased for 37%. This increase is result of improvement of capacities as well as condition of accommodation in Bijela Rada hotel. Accommodation capacities of the municipality takes only 0,2% from total number of capacities of Montenegro which is 8,4% of capacities of Northern region. These indicators show that building of new capacities is required, as well as introduction of new quality politics in tourism.

Accommodation within facilities:

Name Number of beds Location
„Brskovo“ 74 Downtown
„Durmitor“ 42 Rakonje
„Dominus“ 37 Downtown
„MB „Dvori“ 27 Rakonje
„Novoprevoz“ 15 Downtown
hotel „Rojal“ 17 Downtown
„Meče-Komerc“ 15 Nedakusi
„Furo“ 30 Ravna Rijeka
„Jeremić“ 30 Ravna Rijeka
„Đurišić“ 6 Tomaševo
„Kanje-Komerc“ 7 Dobrakovo
„Planinarski dom“ 24 Bjelasica
„Sports-fishing club Sinjavac“ 20 Estuary of Bistrica in Lim
Total: 344  

 

Although accommodation facilities in Municipality are insufficient, their structure is good, since from the total number of capacities 41,6% are in the city, and 58,4% are in villages. These data shows that tourism development in Bijelo Polje goes in direction of rural and ecological tourism development, which according potentials of municipality represents great opportunity for development. Ethno Villages Tomasevo and Dobrinje have been built in favour of development of rural tourism. In 2011 the biggest city hotel „Bijela Rada“ was renovated, which significantly increased accommodation capacities in municipality which caused increase the number of cultural events that attract visitors from the region and abroad. Special Spatial plan for Bjelasica envisage future directions of mountain, winter and summer tourism development. Mountain Home from 24 beds was built on Bjelasica, and managed by Mountaineering Club "Cmiljace“ has the aim to gether tourists, to provide very pleasent stay which promote mountain tourism. Municipality is been working on construction of hotel for accommodation of cyclists in transit near Kisjele Vode in Nedakusi. In the aim of diversification of tourist offer of Bijelo Polje during last years special attention is dedicated to very attractive tourist product i.e. rafting. Every year in spring time when the water level of river Lim is high, Rafting club organizes rafting which gathers competitors from Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Cultural heritage of Bijelo Polje is rich in very interesting relicts from various cultures of the past. From tourist importance are religious objects which are both cultural and historical monuments: St Peter's Church, St Nichola's Church, St Nichola's Church in Podvrh, St Holy Virgin's Church in Voljavac, St Jovan's Church in Zaton and Zaimovica Mosque. Except those monuments, which are under protection of State, on the territory of municipality exist buildings with monumental qualities that should receive the status of cultural heritage: Archaeological site Samograd, St Thomas Church in Brzava, Monastery of St Trinity in Majstorovina as well as monumental buildings which should be proposed and categorized (the ruins of the Sv Jovan's Church in Crnca, Presentation of the Virgin in Bliskovo, the ruins of the Mosque in Radulici, stone bridge over Bistrica, the building of the former Rushdia - now the Museum, and Kajabegovića House and Rista Ratkovica House). Late of 2011 year Local Tourist Organization started with its work, which takes over activities which contribute to tourism development based on availiable resources (mountain, rural, cultural, convention, hunting, fishing as well as religious tourism). Qualified stuff from Faculty for Tourism and Touristic High School is support to the development of tourism.

Published in Production areas
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

 

 

 

Published in Production areas
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

Published in Production areas
Friday, 04 April 2014 13:47

Unemployment

 

The total number of unemployed persons, at 31.12.2011. in the municipality of Bijelo Polje was 3.995 an increase of 89 persons from the average number of unemployed in the 2011th year. The number of unemployed women was 1.769, or 44.3% of total unemployment.Unemployment in the municipality makes 11.6% of total unemployment in Montenegroa 31.4% unemployment northern region.

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