December the 10th, 2020 – ENS, a company owned by Zlatko Canjuga, is set to construct a 25 million kuna Ludbreg shopping centre, but not everyone in the town at the ”centre of the world” is too pleased about the move, regardless of the numerous economic benefits the centre will bring.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the new Ludbreg shopping centre worth as much as 25 million kuna will be built right next to the already existing Spar and Ludbreg sanctuary, on city land. The piece of land which covers 7732 square metres came with a price tag higher than two million kuna, and the sale of it was approved by the City Council at a recent session which had only the one item on its agenda, local portal Podravski.hr writes.
Although the owners of this new Ludbreg shopping centre will bring about economic relief during these unprecedented times and are as such announcing the opening of 40 employment positions for locals, the people of Ludbreg are not thrilled with the construction of yet another shopping centre.
“Another one? There are too many of them anyway”, “Why another one”, “Instead of a new factory, we’re getting yet another shopping centre”… comment irritated Ludbreg locals who appear sick of the sight of more construction, despite the potential job opportunities such investments bring.
Zlatko Canjuga’s investment doesn’t seem like a good idea to them and some locals have mentioned that the construction of a library was originally planned on that piece of land which will now be home to ”yet another” Ludbreg shopping centre.
The background of Zlatko Canjuga, the owner of ENS is otherwise a former HDZ Secretary General and ex advisor to former Croatian President Dr. Franjo Tudjman.