Private-Sector Rental Housing as Part of State Housing Policy

11 January 2018, Bratislava

On 11 January 2018, Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Association of Industrial Unions initiated the first meeting on subject of Private-sector rental housing as a part of State Housing Policy, held at the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development.

The negotiantions discussed the proposals of representatives of enterpreneurs and business groups to solve a topic of rental housing which is one of the  basic problems in sustainable development of not only automotive industry in Slovakia. The gravity of the topic confirmed wide participation of private-sector and representatives of the state. Representatives of Ministry of Finance and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for investment and informatisation attended the negotiations in addition to representatives of the Ministry of Transport and Construction.

All participants confirmed the lack of a qualified labour with the need of support for labour mobility through the support of rental housing as well. At the same time, the Ministry of Transport and Construction offered the possibility of bilateral negotiations with stakeholders on concrete solutions.

O.M.C. Invest, a member of the Association of Construction Enterpreneurs and the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was represented by Mário Červenka, General Director: "We are launching a pilot project of rental housing in the neighboring Czech Republic. The first 60 apartments will be completed this year in May," said Mário Červenka.

"Also big investors would like to build their own rental housing for employees. However, today´s conditions are discouraging for them," says Pavol Kováčik, President of the Association of Construction Enterpreneurs of Slovakia.