Podgorica – Montenegro, if it directs towards the development of infrastructure, hotel capacities, and airports, and with the intensive air traffic, ahs great possibilities for the development of tourism – noted the general director of the First Golf bank from the United Arab Emirates, Abdulhamid Mohd Saeed.
– You have what it takes for tourism, mountains, beaches, places which open possibilities for you. Look at my country – we have nothing except the sun and the sand, and yearly we attract about 6 millions of tourist – said Mohd Saheed in the interview for “Vijesti” after a three day visit to Montenegro and after the conversation with Montenegrin officials.
The representatives of the First Golf bank yesterday held a meeting with the representatives of Atlas group which will be their strategic partner in Montenegro. First Golf bank is one of the leading ones in the United Arab Emirates, with the seat in the capital Abu Dhabi, and joined offices in Dubai and other Emirates. It is organized as a public enterprise in the ownership of several sons of the late sheik Zajed bin Sultan Al Nahjana, and at the moment it is one of the fastest growing companies in that country.
Mohd Saeed said that they are interested in investing in the development of high tourism in Montenegro which has a favorable geographical position, but also for many other areas, starting from banking business up to the construction of electrical power stations.
Montenegro is still not presented much to the investors. We saw a chance here, and if you ask me where our priorities could be, I will tell you that the sky is the limit. We will turn every stone – announces Mohd Saeed.
He said that the “destiny” analysis of possible projects is about to come, but for now they are interested in construction of housing lodgments, both for the local citizenship and for the tourists who would have second home in this beautiful country.
– We have been sightseeing the sea shore, and also the mountain part, where we see the chance for the development of tourism. The uniqueness of this country is that in just an hour from the sea shore you can found yourself on the mountain and ski – says Mohd Saeed.
Mohd Saeed thinks that Montenegro has organized a good promotion n general in front of the foreign investors, which, as he said are seeking the security, confidence in the system and in the end, which is not less important, a payable job.
– Except about the possible investment in the construction of the real estates and housing lodgments and in the financial center, with the representatives from Montenegro we have spoken about the chances in the area of energetic, that is about the construction of hydro electric power stations. We have touched those areas only superficially and now comes the deeper analysis. We have given the contribution to the total Montenegrin economy through the support to infrastructural projects, and also through the bank services and various kinds of financing. We have researched the possibilities of participating in providing health services, because we could build hospitals. We can finance hospitals and use some arranged time, and after the expiration of that time we can give them to the country (BOT arrangement) – said Mohd Saeed.
As something most beautiful that he has seen in Montenegro, he singles out the mountains, the snow which his country doesn’t have, beaches, but also the hospitality of people with whom he met in Montenegro.
The representatives of the Arab company have come to Montenegro after the president of the leading party DPS and the ex Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and the president of the Atlas group Dusko Knezevic in Abu Dhabi have presented them the possibilities of investments.
Mohd Saeed said that he thanks to all the leaders of the country with whom he met during the three day visit, and he mentioned Djukanovic, Prime Minister and other ministers.
THEY ARE INTERESTED IN OILD DRILING IN THE UNDERWATER WORLD
Abdulahamid Mohd Saeed said that the company from the Emirates which are very rich with oil, and who have discoveries for the next 100 years is interested to invest in research in Montenegro.
– The analysis shows that there are reasons for the research of the oil and gas in Montenegrin underwater world. We know that the open competition should be announced and we are thinking about taking participation in it – said Mohd Saed.
Montenegro is on a geographically favorable location, which would be a benefit in case of discovering sufficient amounts of oil and gas for sale. From the Government of Montenegro in the middle of last year they have announced the opening of the open competition in the so-called block 3 of the Montenegrin underwater world nearby Ulcinj, but the new law on oil has still not been prepared. It is estimated that in the Montenegrin underwater world there are sufficient reserves for the commercial exploiting, but the information about the results of the so far researches are still not in the hands of the state, to which they belong, but instead they are in the hands of the Greeks from Helenik Petroleum who last year have lost the right to research oil and gas. The Government has decided that they haven’t performed the first research oil drill in time, while the Greeks claim that unadjusted Montenegrin regulations obstructed them in that.
Several companies so far have said that they are interested for that job which is worth millions, among which are the state’s Montenegro bonus, Russian Lukoil, Slovenian Petrol, Croatian INA. It is expected that the open competition will attract also the Hungarian MOL, as well as the Greek Helenik Jugopetrol from Kotor.