Investment Sectors

Wood processing sector:

In the wood-processing sector capacities for a greater degree of product, finishing is available. Currently, ten companies have well-organized manufacturing, technically equipped capacities, and work experience, mostly on the lower level of processing (friezes, pallets, wood elements, etc.), with the annual turnover of 15 million KM and with 250 employed workers. The companies source over 20% of wood assortment raw materials from the North-West part covered by “Prijedor” Forestry company and from a wider region.

Ores:

Mineral ores of the proven potential are insufficiently exploited. Confirmed reserves of the ores include 12.7 million tons of crude gypsum, 54.5 million tons of dolomite, 22.0 million tons of lignite, substantial quantities of sand and 14.1 million tons of stone. The ores represent a solid base of raw materials for the production of final products in construction, cement, and other industries.

Textile, electrical engineering, and metal engineering sector:

Sectors with a long-term tradition and a substantial number of available and qualified labor, with the lowest price of labor of 395 KM net, i.e. 622 KM gross. Also available are certain brownfield capacities in Poljavnice Industrial Zone, for sale or joint venture. Novi Grad Municipality has two available locations for opening new production: Svodna (1.900 m2) and Blatna(310 m2). A certain number of companies has manufacturing capacities ready for the joint venture with foreign partners.

Agriculture sector:

In the agriculture sector, there are potentials and opportunities for an activation of farms for calf fattening through cooperative investments, namely 70 facilities for calf fattening (owned by agricultural producers) with the production of 25 fattening animals/facility on average per interval. On the annual level, it is possible to make an average net profit of 60 KM/animal on the basis of fattening of 1,750 animals, i.e. a net profit of over 100,000.00 KM. Likewise, there are opportunities and potentials in the agriculture sector for activation of farms for:

a) Broiler fattening through the cooperative status, activation of 10 facilities (agricultural producers) with 1,000 broilers/farms (5 cycles annually) and the net profit of 1.35 KM/bird, i.e. an annual net profit of 67,000.00 KM.

b) Production of consumption eggs through the cooperative status, activation of 4 facilities (agricultural producers) with the production of 500 eggs/farm and an average net profit of 12.00 KM /bird, i.e. an annual net profit of 25,000.00 KM.

 

 

Tourism

Novi Grad is located in the far northeast of Republic of Srpska, in the border part with Federation BiH and Croatia, and is one of the oldest and most picturesque Krajina towns on Una River.
This was one of the biggest railway and road traffic hubs in former Yugoslavia (the first railway in Bosnia-Herzegovina was built in 1873 – Dobrljin – Banjs Luka railway which now connects Republic of Srpska, Croatia, Federation of BiH and wider. Novi Grad is 135 km away from Zagreb, 90 km from Banja Luka, 320 km from Sarajevo and 396 km from Belgrade.
Rivers Una and Sana represent a significant water potential of the municipality and the region, and also represent the most important surface waters in Novi Grad municipality. Una is a border river between Bosnia and Herzegovina i.e. Republic of Srpska and Republic of Croatia.