Prime Minister of Montenegro, Duško Marković, visited on Tuesday Portonovi, one of the largest tourism projects in Montenegro, situated in Boka Kotorska, or Boka Bay which will leave its mark as a world-class resort community with a state-of-the-art Marina. “The perfect home away from home” is how people behind the idea of its creation describe it, adding “it will be a place where people of all ages and generations can fully breathe life”.
The Montenegrin PM expressed great satisfaction with the works and the fact that Montenegro is getting another world brand and a prestigious high – class resort.
It is a project for the construction of which more than 700 workers have been employed while, by the end of the year, a total of 1,000 workers will be hired only for construction works.
“We expect that hundreds of jobs will be created once the construction works are completed and, of course, we expect the most exclusive clientele that will not only make a profit to Montenegro, but also bring new value in terms of knowledge and capabilities for managing Montenegro’s resources and potentials. Congratulations to the investor for the quality and the dynamics of the works. Indeed, everything we have seen is not only a reason for satisfaction but also for pride”, said Prime Minister Duško Marković.
Behind the stellar project of 650 million euro value that is expected to lead Montenegrin tourism many levels up is Azmont Investments, a Montenegro-based company committed to apply its most adequate resources to achieve its mission: to create an efficient and sustainable investment portfolio focusing on accountability, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Montenegro’s government head, Duško Marković (in the centre) while shown around the resort
The corporate parent behind Azmont Investments is Azerbaijan Global Investments (AGI), a consortium of leading Azerbaijani Investment Holding companies.
According to the Chairman of the Azmont Board of Directors, Ahmet Erentok who presented data to the premier, when operating in full capacity, the resort will employ 700 people, mainly from Montenegro.
“We have a very tight schedule. This time next year, in July 2019, people will be walking around here, enjoying coffee and food, and we will be very pleased because we will be providing a wonderful service to our guests”, Erentok noted.
In a way responding to Erentok, the PM praised his, the company’s and workers’ job by saying, “This project is the best example of how a good investment is being realised by a credible and serious investor. This is what Montenegro needs – a good investment, high-quality investment and, of course, a good and responsible investor.”
Furthermore, he reassured investors that the leadership is at their disposal: “The Government will provide all the necessary support to turn this unique resort and this unique location in the Mediterranean into a common good for Montenegro and beyond.”
“I have no words that could describe what we have seen and show respect for the vision of development. This is what we want Montenegro to be in the future,” Prime Minister Duško Marković concluded…. / IBNA
Main Photo: Montenegro’s Prime Minister Duško Marković (centre) walks around Portonovi resort