As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Tesla’s Nest in Lovinac was supposed to be the a luxury Lika resort owned by investor Goran Strok. Construction began almost three years ago and envisions an investment totalling 15 million euros in luxury wooden houses on an artificial lake was planned. Construction halted halfway through. The project is still hampered by financial issues, but also by a problem that was far from actually expected, according to a report by HRT.
The biggest problem of this colossal tourist investment in Lika’s potentially excellent elite tourism sector was the artificial lake that was losing water. Several project changes have sucked up millions, the end is still far away, but the people of Lovinac aren’t losing hope for this luxury Lika resort.
”If everything was done properly, I don’t know if there would be anything better than that anywhere in Europe,” pointed out Vojo from Lovinac.
”We and our children would have a place to work and that would mean a lot to us,” added Ankica, also from Lovinac.
This luxury Lika tourism project envisages seventy larger and smaller villas with two restaurants, all of which would be maximally sustainable and powered by green energy. Seventy employees, mostly local people, would find work there, but everything got stuck in the complex process of closing the new financial structure.
”Unfortunately, we’ve approached the figure of 25 million euros and now those five million pose a problem. I think that HBOR has lost its appetite with us,” said investor Goran Strok. Regarding the potential of this project, but also to help complete it, Strok addressed the Lika-Senj County Prefect.
”Of course, we still stand behind that project and we think it should be realised in this area, we’ll become lobbyists for every positive investor,” Prefect Ernest Petry stated.
If HBOR will not stand by the investor, it doesn’t mean Strok or his luxury Lika tourism project which would revitalise this shamefully overlooked and abandoned but gorgeous part of the country will be shelved.
”I’ve never lost in my life, neither in sports, nor in business, nor during my 40 years spent in England, I’ve been married for 53 years, I’ll push this project through, even if I die doin it,” claimed a doggedly determined Goran Strok.
He did however point out that this is one of the most difficult projects in his career in which he started eighteen hotel houses, but he believes that by the end of the year, if all of the funds are raised, everything should be built as planned.
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