Agrana interested in investing in Serbia

Agrana interested in investing in Serbia

Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Dragan Glamocic visited on Wednesday Vienna-based bioethanol producer Agrana, which is interested in investing in Serbia.

Glamocic told Tanjug that the visit of a delegation of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management was successful, and added that Serbia can be sure that Austria is its good friend.

Agrana, whose annual trade amounts over three billion euros and which is involved only in investing in agricultural production, is interested in investing in the starch industry and fruit-growing sector in Serbia.

Agrana Management Board Chairman Johann Marihart told Tanjug that his company is interested in an agrarian country such as Serbia.

Serbia had a surplus in the production of corn, we are producers of starch and therefore we are interested in producing and buying corn in Serbia, he said.

At the moment, we have a small plant in Serbia where we process frozen raspberries, but we need more fruit, Marihart said.

He underlined that the talks are under way on potential engagement in production of frozen fruits in Serbia.

Glamocic conferred with his Austrian colleague Nikolaus Berlakovich in Vienna on Tuesday and took part in a meeting titled "Business Bridge Serbia-Austria-Europe" organized by the Serbian Economic Senate in Austria.