Business initiative for German companies in the field of revitalization of the former mining areas and structural change

Business initiative for German companies in the field of revitalization of the former mining areas and structural change

AHK Romania accompanies a delegation of German business men on a visit of several days to former mining areas in the Jiu Valley, during 24th – 28th April, to support those companies to enter the Romanian market and set new contacts.

The visit is organized together with the VDMA Mining, the largest association for machinery and equipment manufacturing in Germany and the Association of Raw Materials and Mining (FAB), on the behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, within the framework of the Market Development Programme.

The six German companies whose representatives come to Romania work in the field of architecture and consulting, mechanical engineering, painting and varnishing services, interior renovation.

During the five days there will be guided tours of the mines at Petrila and Anina (decomissioned), Lupeni (in operation), the decommissioned industrial site at Minda, the Semenic ski area, meetings with representatives of the Hunedoara and Caraș-Severin County Councils, of Reșița town hall and the German Consulate in Timișoara. A conference is skedule on the 25th April to present solutions and technologies for mining and post-mining. There is an opportunity for the German participants to present their companies and products to the Romanian experts, to the representative of the economy, professional associations, public administration and media.

The Market Development Programme aims to facilitate the entry into the export business of the small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing and service sectors and or the self-employed in the commercial sector, by providing specific practice-oriented information, advice and by organising business meetings.

The Jiu Valley, Romania’s former largest coal mining area, is located in Central-West Romania, Hunedoara county, close to the Western border and  is seen as a region in transition. Provided that the transformation process is successfully done, the Valley could turn into a resilient destination in the Romanian economic landscape. In an ambitious attempt, the local authorities set the goal to work together to pass from a mono-industrial, polluting area to a sustainable local and circular economy.