Darko Horvat (Photo: Borna Filic/PIXSELL) Darko Horvat (Photo: Borna Filic/PIXSELL)

Economy Minister Darko Horvat said he was certain that the massive sum of money would go to the cities and municipalities who were dedicated to economic development.

"This project is part of the government's and this ministry's goal to simplify procedures here in Croatia," said the minister, "increase digitalization, and equip the country with enterprise zones where investment opportunities will be simplified."

For his part, Novska Mayor Marin Piletić explained that his city had received some 25 million kuna in direct investment from the Economy Ministry in only the past 18 months.

"A little less than three million kuna over the past month was invested into our business incubator project," he said, resulting "in the opening of 13 new companies for the development of video games and digital applications."

The mayor was especially pleased to have attracted a number of young and talented computer scientists to his city from around Croatia.

Source: HRT