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The National Museum of Agriculture opens its doors to the public in Ostrava
30 9 2020

The National Museum of Agriculture opens its doors to the public in Ostrava

The first national museum to set up a branch in Ostrava is the National Museum of Agriculture in Lower Vítkovice. The new branch was opened to the public on Thursday 17 September.

THE CITY IS OFFERING FOR SALE AN ATRACTIVE PLOT LOCATED IN URBAN HERITAGE ZONE
26 8 2020

THE CITY IS OFFERING FOR SALE AN ATRACTIVE PLOT LOCATED IN URBAN HERITAGE ZONE

High-quality new developments in currently vacant lots improve city life and enhance the urban environment – Ostrava has released another attractive city centre plot for development.

Work continues on Ostrava's concert hall, which will have a very light envitomental footprint
21 8 2020

Work continues on Ostrava's concert hall, which will have a very light envitomental footprint

Eco-friendly, featuring timeless design and packed with the latest technologies – that’s why the prestigious Architizer magazine recently ranked Ostrava’s planned new concert hall among the top 10 most interesting architectural projects in the world today. New York-based Steven Holl Architects – working in conjunction with Prague studio Architecture Acts – have now completed the project study for the new hall.

Ostrava defends its Aa3/stable credit rating – the highest possible in the country
31 7 2020

Ostrava defends its Aa3/stable credit rating – the highest possible in the country

Moody´s, the international rating agency, confirmed Ostrava’s historically highest Aa3/stable credit rating. Ostrava has once again received the highest possible score, identical to the rating of the Czech Republic. 

Ostrava seeks an investment partner for the Nové Lauby project
20 7 2020

Ostrava seeks an investment partner for the Nové Lauby project

Ostrava seeks an investment partner for the Nové Lauby project – a brand-new residential development in the city centre.

Ostrava has decided to undertake a complete reconstruction of the skyscraper
20 7 2020

Ostrava has decided to undertake a complete reconstruction of the skyscraper

Studio of world-renowned architect Eva Jiřičná to design proposed reconstruction of Ostrava’s “skyscraper” in Ostrčilova St.

NEW EMERGENCY MEASURE IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19
20 7 2020

NEW EMERGENCY MEASURE IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19

A new emergency measure (no. 15/2020) in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic now applies to the entire territory of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The new measure again makes it compulsory to wear mouth and nose coverings in all indoor spaces, in public transport, and in motor vehicles (including taxis and employee buses).

Ostrava city centre will boast the Czech Republic’s tallest building
3 7 2020

Ostrava city centre will boast the Czech Republic’s tallest building

A unique plot of land in the heart of Ostrava next to 28. října St. – a plot known as the “Ostrava Teardrop” because of its shape – is being sold by the City to an Ostrava-based company which plans to build a commercial and office development incorporating a hotel and apartments. 

Ostrava is offering land for sale at an industrial zone and a vacant city centre site
28 5 2020

Ostrava is offering land for sale at an industrial zone and a vacant city centre site

The deadline for submitting offers is 31 July 2020 for both sites.

OSTRAVA IS LAUNCHING ANOTHER PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
5 5 2020

OSTRAVA IS LAUNCHING ANOTHER PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Financial donations of up to 100 000 CZK are available to applicants who run a business in Ostrava (or who have a business with its registered address and the majority of its activities in Ostrava) if their annual income is below 18 million CZK. Applications can be submitted between 1 May and 13 May.

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS IN OSTRAVA
9 4 2020

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS IN OSTRAVA

The Czech government has announced a state of emergency which came into effect on 12 March 2020 and will last until 30 April. Movement of persons is limited throughout the country. The borders of the Czech Republic are closed. Most markets are closed, retail sales are also restricted.

Face mask vending machines in Ostrava
9 4 2020

Face mask vending machines in Ostrava

The first vending machines selling face masks and other protective medical items were installed in Ostrava. On Tuesday the machines were stocked up with face masks, single-use sterile gloves, and disinfectant gels. They are available to the public at 21 locations throughout the city.

Ostrava supports local small entrepreneurs
8 4 2020

Ostrava supports local small entrepreneurs

Postponing rent due date, remission of rent, fast financial aid up to CZK 20 000 or a grant programme up to CZK 100 000. These are the possibilities the City of Ostrava is now preparing for small entrepreneurs who cannot carry out their business activities as the consequence of the government emergency measures related to COVID-19.

Ostrava: work begins to transform the former municipal slaughterhouse into a modern art gallery
7 4 2020

Ostrava: work begins to transform the former municipal slaughterhouse into a modern art gallery

This legally protected cultural heritage site will undergo a complete reconstruction to a design by the Polish studio KWK Promes, headed by architect Robert Konieczny.

New Expat Centre in Ostrava will help foreign residents
21 2 2020

New Expat Centre in Ostrava will help foreign residents

Ostrava will open a brand-new centre providing assistance to foreigners coming to live in the city (or the Moravian-Silesian Region).

Ostrava again achieves an improved rating
16 10 2019

Ostrava again achieves an improved rating

International rating agency Moody's has increased the City of Ostrava's rating for the fourth year in a row. The City now has its higher ever rating: Aa3/stable. Again Ostrava has achieved the highest rating available to it, equal to the Czech Republic's rating.

NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL TO RISE IN THE MOŠNOV ZONE, CONNECTING  OSTRAVA AIRPORT AND INDUSTRIAL ZONE WITH THE PORT OF ANTWERP BY RAIL
19 9 2019

NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL TO RISE IN THE MOŠNOV ZONE, CONNECTING OSTRAVA AIRPORT AND INDUSTRIAL ZONE WITH THE PORT OF ANTWERP BY RAIL

The Moravian-Silesian Region, Statutory City of Ostrava, the Railway Administration Authority (SŽDC), Concens Investments and Antwerp Port Authority will cooperate in developing a new container terminal in the strategic Mošnov industrial zone. On September 18, 2019 they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start this new project, called the Mosnov Multimodal Transport Terminal.

Ostrava already knows the look of its new trams
24 7 2019

Ostrava already knows the look of its new trams

The Ostrava Public Transport Company (DPO) unveiled the design of its new Škoda ForCity Smart trams, which will be deployed in Ostrava next autumn. Ostrava will be the first city in the Czech Republic and Central Europe to have Škoda ForCity Smart trams in operation.

Coking Plant in Dolní Vítkovice has been made accessible
22 7 2019

Coking Plant in Dolní Vítkovice has been made accessible

Dolní Vítkovice is one of the biggest tourist attractions not only in the Moravian-Silesian Region, but also in the whole Czech Republic. Now a new tour has been opened. Visitors can see the local Coking Plant and learn how iron is made.

New Concert Hall -  A world-class design architecture for Ostrava
4 7 2019

New Concert Hall - A world-class design architecture for Ostrava

The City of Ostrava announced one of the most important architectural competitions in its history last August. The winner of the combined two-round international architectural and urbanistic competition for concert hall was selected almost a year after the competition announcement. The winner selected by jury made up of renowned experts is Steven Holl Architects + Architecture Acts studio based in New York.