Entrepreneur Nenad Bakić to Develop Cultural Tourism Project at Vučedol

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A major cultural complex is being developed near Vukovar.

Entrepreneur and investor Nenad Bakić plans to develop a large cultural tourism project near Vukovar, and the first step is the takeover of property owned in the area by the bankrupt Vučedolska Golubica company.

After the 11th public auction, the Commercial Court in Vukovar has granted Bakić the right to buy property for which he offered 452,465 kuna. Officially, the property includes 23 houses with a total area of ​​13,435 square metres, but in reality these are just devastated bungalows. However, the property is located near the Museum of Vučedol Culture, and Bakić intends to develop cultural tourism there, reports Poslovni.hr on January 11, 2018.

“My intuition tells me that, in the future, cultural tourism could become very well established at this site,” says Bakić. The company’s bankruptcy administrator Blanka Gambiraža, who has been informed about Bakić’s project, says that the investor has good intentions and is planning to implement a great project that “fits well into the idea of ​​reviving this cultural and historical site.” She adds there is a need for a major investment, but the key is “that the property is in the right hands.”

After the auction, the court was informed by all other possible claimants (the state, Vukovar-Srijem County and Vukovar) that they were not interested in using the property. “With the sale of this property, we will end the bankruptcy proceedings with regards to Vučedolska Golubica company, and the former workers will be paid in full,” the bankruptcy administrator says.

In the third public auction which took place in 2016, when the restaurant and local pathways were sold as a separate unit, the state took them over. With the investment of 3.5 million kuna and with the intention of joining them to the Museum of Vučedol Culture, the state has given support to the project of the Vučedol Archaeological Park, which also includes several ministries, the Town of Vukovar and the Museum led by director Mirela Hutinec.

Since the opening in mid-2015, the museum has had more than 160,000 visitors. It has won a series of awards, and this year will see the beginning of the implementation of the project which should, with planned investments of about 117 million kuna, be completed by the end of 2023.

The Vučedol culture flourished between 3000 and 2200 BC in eastern Slavonia, on the right bank of the Danube river, possibly spreading throughout the Pannonian plain and western Balkans and southward. One of the most famous pieces of Vučedol is the ritual vessel made between 2800 and 2500 BC, called Vučedolska Golubica (Vučedol Dove).

Translated from Poslovni.hr.


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