WITH A BACKGROUND OF
- The threat of food insecurity and need for shorter supply chains from the east
- And achieving sustainability goals. . .
- The future of huge demographic changes in MENA
- The Russian invasion of Ukraine
WE SEEK TO DEVELOP
- an opportunistic land site in eastern Slovakia
- and build an agro-industrial logistics park with intermodal food transshipment
- at a disused railway site that has overlapping wide and narrow gauge rail
Agro Industrial Park based on UNIDO
Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks (IAIPs) are a strategic tool for achieving inclusive and sustainable industrial development, focusing on transforming agricultural and livestock products. Key features include strategic locations in high-agriculture growth regions with access to urban centers and essential infrastructure. These parks consist of two components: agro-industrial parks housing firms sharing state-of-the-art facilities, and primary processing and aggregation centers serving as rural or agriculture transformation centers (RTCs). The design aligns with national objectives related to rural economic development, food security, and industrialization, promoting regional balance and sustainable practices in different agro-ecological zones. UNIDO’s approach offers flexible models, delivered in phases, to build capacities and engage stakeholders. Interventions encompass various aspects, including food safety, value chain development, vocational training, women and youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, and investment promotion. IAIPs contribute to UNIDO’s Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) mandate, fostering economic transformation.
Attractive Components of the Development
- Slovak State support,
- Especially in Support of Eastern Region. Eg., Kosice, Volvo, Ebike
- Strong local government and commercial support
A few kilometers from the Ukrainian border in eastern Slovakia.
Existing dual-gauge rail transhipment site.
Suitable for grain storage
Ideal for Bio-refinery
Logistically,geographically salient. xxx
Waste to marketable Energy (biogas, heat)
Grain/food processing, most in west; the EU wants it near production sites
Eager Renewable Energy partners
Photovoltaic opportunity due to land aggregation
Anchor for similar regional projects
Romania provides ample room for expansion
Polandhas similar dual-gauge overlaps and key locations
Fulfills Sustainable Development goals and EU directives
SDG advantages of the development plan
EU Directives towards freight, processing near source, and financial support
As a Stategic Iniative of the Slovak Government, this project can apply land acquisition under eminent domain
3x to 5x return in 4-7 years
To see projections, please contact Dan or Charles for disclosure agreements and discussion.
What do we want
30 million Euro
For more information
Contact the Team
Charles Bergin: experience