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Lower Vítkovice - fun for the whole family
1 8 2018

Lower Vítkovice - fun for the whole family

The Lower Vítkovice area is the most visited tourist attraction in the Czech Republic outside Prague. The unique industrial area attracts tourists from around the world and welcomed 1.5 million visitors last year. The blast furnace, the Bolt Tower with a view of the whole of Ostrava, exhibitions and the cultural quarter Hlubina, offer an all-day programme.

 

Ostrava is an online star!
26 7 2018

Ostrava is an online star!

TBEX Europe Ostrava has kicked off. It is the world's largest gathering of bloggers, vloggers, content creators and travel professionals active in the social media. Ostrava is the first city in Central Europe to host this conference.

International cultural centre in Ostrava: a place for art and creativity
24 7 2018

International cultural centre in Ostrava: a place for art and creativity

An extension of former municipal slaughterhouse from the 1930s will become the seat of a creative international cultural centre. The new creative cultural centre with an area of more than 5 thousand m2 will include lecture halls, a dance area, theatre space, a catering facility as well as accommodation for artists.

Construction of the football academy begins
23 7 2018

Construction of the football academy begins

The Bazaly football stadium will be transformed into a modern training complex. It will be used as a football academy designed for talented players from across the region. Young players will benefit from up to five playgrounds and service facilities, including an in-door running track.

Number of card payments in Ostrava public transport is skyrocketing even after two years
20 7 2018

Number of card payments in Ostrava public transport is skyrocketing even after two years

The attractiveness of public transport depends on the accessibility, safety, reliability and quality of the system; an important contribution in this regard is the simple and easy system of payment. Besides standard single-journey or time-valid tickets, all of Ostrava's public transport vehicles accept standard contactless bank cards. This makes it considerably easier for passengers to use the system, and it has boosted the number of users (including visitors to Ostrava).

One of the squares in the City Centre has become more beautiful
19 7 2018

One of the squares in the City Centre has become more beautiful

The renovation of the space between Komerční banka and Prosperita Palace near Elektra tram stop is finished. New granite tiles, special lighting, new trees, street furniture and pillars for artwork are all in their places.

Interesting lectures at Meltingpot Forum in Ostrava
18 7 2018

Interesting lectures at Meltingpot Forum in Ostrava

More than 180 speakers from 25 countries around the world will be part of the third edition of the international Meltingpot discussion forum, which will take place from July 18-21 at the Colours of Ostrava festival in the industrial area of Dolni Vítkovice. There will be the personalities of many fields of human thinking – from politics, culture, science, education, travel, economics to personal development.

The historic slaughterhouse will change the face of the City
18 7 2018

The historic slaughterhouse will change the face of the City

The City of Ostrava will repair the premises of historic slaughterhouse in Ostrava. The neglected premises will be transformed into a modern art gallery after reconstruction. The city invited architectural tenders for its reconstruction and a Polish architectural studio, KWK Promes, owned by the architect Robert Konieczny, is preparing the project documentation. The slaughterhouse extensions will be converted into an international cultural centre.

Faculty of Economics will have a new building
18 7 2018

Faculty of Economics will have a new building

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava is preparing a major change – it has decided to move its Faculty of Economics from the City Centre to the Poruba campus.

Ostrava Development Newsletter!!!: a new issue is here
17 7 2018

Ostrava Development Newsletter!!!: a new issue is here

The July issue of the newsletter informs you about a vacant lot in the city centre nearby the Masaryk square that is looking for an investor, about City district Hrabová plan to built a new municipal centre, a unique logistics project of Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park and many others.

Hošťálkovice is preparing a sports and relaxation zone
17 7 2018

Hošťálkovice is preparing a sports and relaxation zone

Climbing wall, bicycle and skating track, relaxing seating and more. Similar modern projects for leisure activities are currently being prepared by several Ostrava City Districts, and Hošťálkovice is no exception.

News from the Ostrava’s labour market
16 7 2018

News from the Ostrava’s labour market

As of last June, the Labour Office registered a total of 13,748 job seekers in Ostrava, of which 6,969 were women. There are 2.2 job seekers per vacancy. The unemployment rate reached 5.8% in Ostrava, 4.7% in the Moravian-Silesian Region and 2.9% in the Czech Republic.

First collaborative robots in Ostrava
13 7 2018

First collaborative robots in Ostrava

The Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC) plans to build an industrial competence centre. One of the concrete steps leading to the launch of this project was also the establishment of the collaborative robots centre, which has recently been opened at MSIC.

Prestigious award for the RESIDOMO’s parent company
12 7 2018

Prestigious award for the RESIDOMO’s parent company

Round Hill Capital, one of the two RESIDOMO's investors, has become the overall winner of PIE European Property Investor Awards 2018, a prestigious real estate competition of European investors. It is awarded especially for professional property management, expansion of tenant services, innovation and professional real estate business.

Ostrava celebrates 100 years of the Republic
11 7 2018

Ostrava celebrates 100 years of the Republic

This year, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia. This important historical jubilee is connected with 28 October 1918, when an independent Czechoslovak state was proclaimed. For the Czech Republic, this day is a public holiday and an occasion for celebrations and memorial events. A year-long project to honour this anniversary was also proclaimed by the City of Ostrava. It includes exhibitions, concerts, and lectures, events for children and adults, and publications.

Land in the Hrušov zone is in high demand
11 7 2018

Land in the Hrušov zone is in high demand

The members of the Ostrava City Assembly approved the plan to sell the land in Hrušov owned by the City. Last September, the City invited prospective buyers to submit their offers for an investment project in the Hrušov development zone. Four offers were received by April 30. The City Assembly also determined the ranking of the prospective buyers, and the City will negotiate the sale of the land with these prospective buyers in that order.

Ostrava’s Hospitals: Perfect care, state-of-the-art technology
10 7 2018

Ostrava’s Hospitals: Perfect care, state-of-the-art technology

The neurosurgical department of the Ostrava City Hospital started using the new Zeiss Kinevo 900 – a robotic visualization system that replaces the current operating microscope. It is currently the most advanced visualization system on the market used in neurosurgical operations, the first device of its kind in the Czech Republic.

Ostrava is enjoying sports and culture
9 7 2018

Ostrava is enjoying sports and culture

Ostrava and its region offer a huge range of leisure activities. The city hosts numerous major international events throughout the year. Let us introduce you some of them. Colours of Ostrava, famous and very popular music festival, will start next week!

People create “cool space” in the city
3 7 2018

People create “cool space” in the city

Change the streets, complete the squares or parks and other public spaces according to their own ideas - such a possibility has been offered to active citizens or non-profit organizations by a subsidy programme for the revitalization of public space in the city.

Unique logistics centre being built in Mošnov
3 7 2018

Unique logistics centre being built in Mošnov

A new multimodal logistics centre outside the Ostrava Airport can become an important transshipment terminal of the "New Silk Road" Concens Investments is building a giant Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park in the immediate vicinity of Mošnov Airport, investing several billions of korunas.