Banja Luka Construction Sector – 2017
According to the basic data obtained, there are 163 sole proprietors in the Banja Luka area engaged in active activities including the construction sector. However, there is a specific occupation here that is classified in the trades and can belong to the construction sector.
The construction sector includes cereals:
Construction of building structures Organization of export projects for buildings
41.10 Organization of export projects for buildings
Construction of residential and non-residential buildings
41.20 Construction of residential and non-residential buildings
Construction of civil engineering structures
Construction of roads and railways
42.11 Construction of roads and motorways
42.12 Construction of railways and subways
42.13 Construction of bridges and tunnels
Construction of pipelines, power lines and telecommunications
42.21 Construction of engineering and gas pipelines
42.22 Construction of power and telecommunication lines
Construction of other civil engineering structures
42.91 Construction of hydraulic structures
42.99 Construction of other civil engineering structures,d. n.
Specialized construction activities
Demolition and site preparation work
43.11 Removing Objects
43.12 Site preparation work
43.13 Testing of drilling and drilling ground Electrical installation, plumbing, sewer, gas and other construction installation work
43.21 Electrical installation
43.22 Plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation
43.29 Other building installation work
Final construction work
43.31 Facade and stucco work
43.32 Joinery installation
43.33 Floor and wall covering installation
43.34 Painting and glazing
43.39 Other building completion and finishing
Other specialized construction activities
43.91 Erection of roof structures and roof covering
43.99 Other specialized construction activities, d. n.
According to the data from 07.04.2017. year, the structure looks like this:
Total number of entrepreneurs: 163
The following will list the number of entrepreneurs by type of activity.
16.23 Manufacture of other builders’ carpentry and joinery – 4
22.23 Manufacture of builders’ ware of plastics – 2
25.11 Manufacture of metal structures and parts – 2
43.12 Preliminary works on construction (exclusive execution of prepared works for structures and works that do not require a building permit) – 8
43.21 Electrical installation (only when exporting works and structures that do not require a building permit) – 27
43.22 Installation of water, sewage, gas and heating and air-conditioning installations (exclusively when exporting works and structures that do not require a building permit) – 19
43.29 Other building installation work (exclusively when exporting works and structures that do not require a building permit) – 5
43.31 Facade and stucco work – 5
43.32 Joinery installation – 7
43.33 Floor and wall covering settings – 21
43.34 Painting and glazing – 22
43.39 Other construction works – 16
43.91 Erection of roof structures and roof covering (exclusive performance of works and structures not requiring a building permit) – 4
43.99 Other specialized construction activities nec (exclusive execution of works and structures that do not require a building permit) – 19
46.13 Agents involved in the sale of timber and building materials – 1
46.73 Wholesale of wood, construction materials and sanitary equipment – 1
According to the data, it is obvious that most companies (27% and 17% respectively) are engaged in electrical installation work.
During 2017, various construction works were carried out:
-A new bridge was opened in Česma, built on the river Vrbanji
-Maintenance of shafts and drainage grids in the city area
-Sewer construction and reconstruction
-Construction of water supply network
-Installation of new lighting
-Reconstruction of the downtown parking lot
-The gymnasium of the School of Medicine was restored
-The construction of residential buildings has been in expansion
-Construction of a shopping center in the center of Banja Luka stopped – new space and new location for the shopping center awaited
-Construction of the Delta planet mall commenced
-Road damage repaired
-Landslide remediation Remediation of the Green Bridge, the bridge in Srpske Toplice, the bridge in Prijecani
-Construction of children’s playgrounds
-Construction of new parking lots
-Reconstruction of social homes
-Renovated Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
-A wood-fired heating plant was built Construction of the Black Spring system continued
-Eastern Transit junction work started
-Construction of children’s playgrounds
-Continuation of construction of the Banja Luka – Doboj highway
-Remedial landslide on the Banja Luka – Kotor Varos main road
-Renovated underground passage near Campus
-The reconstruction of the mall began
-New construction and investments in business zone “Ramići – Banja Luka”
-The regional landfill in Ramići has been rehabilitated
-Renovated pasarela on Rade Kondic Street
-Ada tourist complex built
Regarding the regulations, the following things have been done:
Extra discount for cash payment of fees at once In order to stimulate construction, especially of production facilities, the City has granted an additional discount for cash payment of calculated fees for the costs of urban construction land and rent in the process of construction and legalization of facilities for which the fee is not calculated in a fixed amount.
Thus, for individual residential and residential-commercial buildings, collective residential and residential-commercial buildings, ancillary buildings and public garages, the compensation for the costs of landscaping is reduced by 25%, while for the construction and legalization of commercial buildings, the fee for the landscaping of urban construction land is reduced 30%.
When it comes to production facilities, in the process of construction and legalization of the same, the percentage reduction of compensation for the costs of arranging urban construction land for cash payment is as high as 50%.
Legalization of objects
Given that the deadline for the legalization of illegally constructed structures was constantly changing, work was underway to process the requests for legalization received in 2017.
Real Estate Cadastre
The Republic Geodetic and Property Administration of the Republika Srpska has established a unique record of real estate in 126 cadastral municipalities in the territory of Republika Srpska, and the establishment of a new real estate cadastre is underway in another 41. This process should reduce and simplify the recording of property.
Attracting Investors: Free land for new plants with more than 30 workers
The Mayor of Banja Luka, Igor Radojicic, proposed to the City Assembly a new rulebook on the conditions and manner of alienation of real estate in city property, under which investors could in the future obtain land for the construction of new plants for free or below market price.
With the aim of attracting new investments and boosting economic activity in the city, a new ordinance, which will be presented to councilors at a session scheduled for April 5, could be achieved by investors who commit to employ at least 30 new workers over a period of four years.
According to the draft ordinance, the City Assembly would, before the sale, determine which projects are eligible to be declared an investment project of particular importance for local economic development. In addition, city properties in these categories would be sold solely in public competition.
The ordinance was adopted at the continuation of the ninth session of the City Assembly. With the aim of attracting new investments and strengthening of economic activities in the city area, the new Rulebook – this benefit could be achieved by investors who undertake to employ at least 30 new workers over a period of four years.