Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) may exceed 1.5 billion euros by the end of this year, the head of the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness (AIK), Damir Novinic, said on Thursday at a round table discussion on Croatia's competitiveness.
I expect results similar to those recorded last year. It is not easy to speculate, but I expect 1.5 billion euros in FDIs this year, Novinic said.
He said that investors often said that they had chosen Croatia for its human resources, labour productivity and quality. We also have a good business and utilities infrastructure, while a time span for obtaining building licences has been shortened, Novinic said.
Sanja Madjarevic-Sujster of the World Bank told the event that Croatia's economy was in the region that was currently the most dynamic in the world in efforts to improve regulations for doing business, and that this was a positive challenge for the Croatian administration.
The round table was organised by the AIK agency and the World Bank office.