VISOKO, July 22 (FENA) – Head of the Delegation of the European Union and the EU Special Representative in BiH Johann Sattler visited Vimar Group in Visoko.
Meat industry Vimar has been processing meat for more than 30 years. In 2020, with the support of the European Union, the company Vimar built new production plants and bought new modern machines for processing meat products. This, in the end, enabled them to place their products on the European Union market in the future. In addition, the company Vimar through this investment records a significant increase in production and job creation.
Ambassador Sattler, together with representatives of the Vimar company, first visited the old traditional plants, from which the success stories of the Vimar company started. The visit continued through the new modern facilities of that company.
“Through the EU4AGRI and EU4BUSINESS projects, we support BiH entrepreneurs to emerge from the pandemic strong and ready to do business. Vimar is a great example of a once small company, with the support of the European Union, which has grown into a large company, which should soon start exporting to the European Union market,” said Head of the European Union Delegation and EU Special Representative in BiH Johann Sattler.
Director of Vimar, Ehlimana Ajdin, emphasizes that the decision of the Commission of the Veterinary Office of BiH arrived yesterday, which gave a recommendation to allow Vimar to export poultry meat products to the European Union market.
Vimar is one of the beneficiaries of grants from the EU4BUSINESS and EU4AGRI projects, which the European Union finances for the development of private sector in BiH, the creation of new and retention of existing jobs and recovery from the crisis caused by COVID-19 in BiH.
The EU has allocated a total of 35m euros in grants for both projects, announced the United Nations Development Program in BiH (UNDP).