The construction of a research & technology park in the Bratislava district of Vajnory, Central European Park for Innovative Technologies (CEPIT), has been given the go-ahead by the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Regional Development.
The ministry made its recommendation based on the Environmental Impact Assessment, subject to satisfaction of 50 conditions in the assessment, and certain issues that were raised still need to be clarified in subsequent stages.
The investor CPT Infra, s.r.o. now has to align its plans with the establishment of related traffic systems. Other conditions include ensuring that trees are protected during excavation work, implementation of anti noise and vibration measures, the construction of a crossroads, while ensuring also separate bio-corridors and a protection band for the Sur nature reserve from the accompanying residential zone.
Building costs are projected to come to EUR 800-900 million, with the investor hoping to launch work this year already. The fourth and final phase of the project should be finalised in 2026, and the 600,000 m2 park should eventually provide work for some 7,000 jobs.
CEPIT will focus on the fields of electrical engineering, micro-technology, information technology, electronics and micro- and nano-system-based engineering.