PRIME MINISTER ABAZOVIĆ AT THE MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY: BY 2028, WE CAN REACH UP TO 2 BILLION INCOME IN TOURISM
The Prime Minister, Dr. Dritan Abazović, held a lecture at the Mediterranean University today, on the topic “Economy of Montenegro – state, directions of development and perspectives”. On behalf of the University, the rector, prof., welcomed the Prime Minister. Dr. Savo Marković and vice-rector, dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business prof. Dr. Marija Janković. “This is the prime minister’s first visit to our University and at the same time the most attended forum ever at this higher education institution,” said Rector Marković.
The Prime Minister presented the results of the Government’s work and economic parameters, which, as he said, represent records and have a tendency for further growth. “Fiscal discipline, legal certainty, a healthy business environment and efficient state administration – this is the vision of Montenegro on the right track,” said the Prime Minister.
Speaking about tourism, he pointed to the need to develop religious and health tourism and better valorization of the potential and cultural assets such as the icon of Filermos, for which, according to the Prime Minister, a special facility needs to be built in Cetinje. “With effective decisions and stimulating policies, by 2028 we can reach 2 billion in tourism revenue,” he said.
The Prime Minister also spoke about capital projects such as: the continuation of the highway, the construction of the Kotor-Lovćen cable car, the Plav-Dečani road, the Tivat-Jaz boulevard and the cable cars in Mojkovac, Kolašin and Bijelo Polje, which are in various stages of implementation.
During the lecture, he referred to the modernization projects of the Pljevlja Thermal Power Plant, the construction of a cement plant, the unification of the Port of Bar and better valorization of the airport.
“I believe that in a few years, Montenegro will be a country where citizens of the European Union will come to live and work”, the Prime Minister concluded the lecture.
In the continuation of his visit to the University, the Prime Minister answered numerous questions from students and professors. From the status of the Dr. Simo Milošević Institute, the continuation of the highway, unfair competition, inflation and wage growth.
About 150 students, professors and media representatives attended the lecture.