Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (Photo: Nikola Cutuk/PIXSELL) Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović (Photo: Nikola Cutuk/PIXSELL)

During her visit to the fertilizer maker, the president commented on the financial turn around of the once-troubled company; saying she hoped the same model would be applied to the Uljanik group of shipyards.

"INA and PPD are now majority owners with a fifty-four percent stake. I hope they, together with the other members of the ownership group, will continue to invest in Petrokemija. But not just with money, but with knowledge and experience, so that they can build upon the company's production capabilities and ensure expansion into new markets. I hope this same model can be used at Uljanik," said the president.

The president also visited other businesses and business incubators in the area. Later, she visited Jasenovac and laid a wreath to the victims of a massacre conducted by Serb rebels in Baćin during the Homeland War.

And with demographics a focus of her mandate, she continues to work towards improving the economic development and fixing the disparity between the country's major population centres and smaller communities.

The president has regularly moved her office outside Zagreb as part of her effort to travel around the country and address issues troubling communities on the local level.

Source: HRT