Novi Bečej

Municipality of Novi Bečej

Novi Becej is a town and municipality in Central Banat District of Vojvodina, Serbia. Novi Becej municipality includes the town of Novi Becej and the following villages: Bocar, Kumane and Novo Milosevo. There are several factories operating in Novi Becej, but the leading branch of economic development is tourism.

Novi Bečej mapa

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN NOVI BEČEJ

  • Excellent geostrategic position - Centrally located in Vojvodina
  • Direct access to waterway – River Tisza
  • Rich natural resources – 52,500 ha of agricultural land
  • Skilled & experienced labor pool – Wide range of sectors
  • Quick & efficient administration – Facilitating operational effectiveness

Novi Bečej Logistics

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 105 km
  • CRO - 140 km
  • ROM - 125 km
  • BUL - 440 km
  • B&H - 178 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 50 km
  • E-70 - 100 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 120 km
  • Osijek - 130 km
  • Timisoara - 100 km
  • Budapest - 250 km
Logistics

Infrastructure in Novi Bečej

ROADS

Regional road network: 65 km

- Kikinda-Zrenjanin-Novi Sad

Local road network: 150 km

WATERWAY

River Tisza length: 40 km

- Port in Senta distance - 54 km

Irrigation/drainage network: 935 ha

RAILWAY

Railway network: 40 km

Axial pressure: 20 t

SEWAGE

Sewage system: 40%

Sewage network: 70 km

Energy potential in Novi Bečej

GAS
  • Municipality is gasified: 100%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 220 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 16-40 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 2 bar
BIOMASS
  • Total land: 60,860 ha
  • Agricultural land: 53,788 ha
  • Arable land: 41,989 ha
  • Forest land: 472 ha
  • Most common crops:
    • Maize, sugar beat, sunflower
    • Residuals:
      Wheat (44,520 t), maize (64,000 t), other - soy, sugar beat, sunflower, oilseed (23,000 t)
GEOTHERMAL
2 boreholes (1. Novo Milosevo, 2. Novi Becej)
63-70°C temperatureat 980 m
46°C temperatureat 560 m

Population, education and labor cost in Novi Bečej

Number of inhabitants 23,925

Employed (2019) 4,029

Unemployed (April 2020) 1,367

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Novi Bečej (March, 2020)

NET Salary397
Personal Income Tax10.00%41
Contributions (Emploeyee)19.9%109
GROSS Salary547
Contributions (Employer)16.65%91
TOTAL Cost638

From July 1st, 2014, until December 31st 2019, the employers have the right for refund on the paid personal income tax & socal insurance contributions:

  • 65% refund for employing 1-9 workers
  • 70% refund for employing 10-99 workers
  • 75% refund for employing 100+ workers

Education

High Schools

SchoolProfile#students#graduates
GymnasiumGeneral8924
EconomicsEconomics - Admin10127
TextileApparel Design5613
Electro-TehnicalMechatronics7419
VocationalMetal Processing4515

Faculties

CollegeProgramNo. of students
EU LawPolitical Analyst15
Legal13

Key sectors in Novi Bečej

Agribusiness

Agribusiness

Main advantages:

  • Favorable environment for processing capacities development – abundant natural resources & great number of agricultural producers
  • 90% of total municipal land is agricultural land - 52,500 ha
  • 40, 000 ha of agricultural land is cultivated by local farmers
  • 80% (30,000 ha) of arable land is owned by 10% of farmers
  • Organic production potential – no land/water pollution from industrial waste - no toxic substances
  • Well organized agricultural cooperatives – new technology transfer, market supply chain & sale channel development support

Agricultural pioneer in advancement initiatives - first municipality to implement Agribusiness Incubator model in cooperation with USAID

  • Cereals - 53%
  • Industrial plants - 18%
  • Fruit & Grape - 1%
  • Fodder - 4%

Fruit and vegetable:

- Orchards & vineyards “Pearl Island“ – unique location for growing special grapevine for Krokan Muscat wine

Meat & Dairy

Meat & Dairy

Main advantages:

  • Among the most competitive municipalities for cattle breeding: 5 place in Vojvodina for cattle count
  • Livestock count:
    • Cattle: 11,000 (5,000 cows) – 100% than Serbia’s average
    • Pigs: 14,000
    • Sheep: 13,000
    • Poultry: 270,000 – exhibiting growth tendency 2 times higher compared to Central Serbia – 1% of total Serbian production
  • Meadows & pastures constitute 22% of total land
  • 65 small scale farms - meat & milk processing
Textile

Textile

Main advantages:

  • 50-years long tradition & impressive industry expertise
  • Until now - more than 10 companies with 1,000 of employees
  • Currently available skilled workers : 400
  • Constant talent supply – textile high-school
  • Existing 2 Brownfield locations - each cca. 5,000 m²

Investment opportunities:

- Footwear production

- Leather production

- Bags production

Tourism

Tourism

Main advantages:

  • Fishing - more than 20 species (carp, perch, catfish, pike), Hunting – 30,000 ha of hunting grounds (rabbits, pheasants, deers, pigeons, quails etc)
  • Birdwatching, Sporting activities
  • 2 geothermal boreholes:
    Novo Milosevo – Karaconji castle location: 63-70°C at 560 m
    Novi Becej – DD Jadran location: 46°C at 980 m
  • Thermal springs – Slano Kopovo – 976 ha - natural reserve

Investment opportunities:

- Spa center development

Hydro Potential

Hydro Potential

Main advantages:

  • International waterway length 60 km - river Tisza (connecting Hungary, Romania, Ukraine in the upstream, and in the downstream flows into Danube)
  • Meanders – with great irrigation potential
  • Dam/bridge over Tisza near Novi Becej – potential for small hydropower plant development on slow-moving waters with power capacity of 6-10 MW (feasibility study prepared)
  • Preliminary design for port development near the dam/bridge
  • Preliminary design for marina and camp completion – located on the regional road Novi Sad - Kikinda in the center of Novi Becej - in the coastal area called "Gradiste" (currently done berths for forty vessels, electrical installations, concrete path, administration building, connections to city water)

Investment opportunities:

- Small hydropower plant development

- Port development

Metal Processing

Metal Processing

Main advantages:

  • Long-standing tradition
  • Previously 4 factories operating with over 500 qualified workers
  • Metal processing high-school profile - guaranteed continuous supply of skilled workers
  • Existing Brownfield locations suitable for the metal processing industry

Investment opportunities:

- 2 Brownfield locations with 20,000 m²

Top 10 Employers in Novi Bečej

CompanySectorCountry#Employees
POLET-NEXEConstructionCroatia300
ITALTEXTextileItaly300
PRO-MESMetal ProcessingSerbia150
POLET KERAMIKA - NEXEConstructionCroatia150
MK GROUPAgribusinessSerbia60
VOOGEL&NOOTMetalworkHungary50
ZITOPRERADA DMFood productionSerbia50
GP NOVI BECEJConstructionSerbia50
ZZ VREBALOVAgribusinessSerbia30
ZZ VREBALOVAgribusinessSerbia30

Greenfield locations in Novi Bečej

Location 1

Industrial zone - East

Land size: 33 ha

Available: 11.21 ha

Ownership: municipal

Infrastructure: Electricity, Water, Gas

For sale & lease

Industrial zone - East
Industrial zone – South

Location 2

Industrial zone – South

Novo Milosevo

Land size: 51 ha

Available: 19.7 ha

Ownership: municipal

*Infrastructure under construction: water, gas, electricity – due to 2015

For sale & lease

Location 3

Industrial zone – Exit

Novi Becej

Land size: 198 ha

Available: 117 ha

Ownership: municipality

*no Infrastructure

*close to railway

For sale & lease

Industrial zone – Exit

Brownfield Locations in Novi Bečej

Location 1

Shoe factory

Land size: 3 ha

Facilities: 2,525 m²

Infrastructure: elecricity, water, sewage

Ownership: private

For lease

Shoe Factory
Castle Karaconji

Location 2

Castle Karaconji

Land size: 35,000 m²

Facilities: 3,000 m²

Infrastructure: Elecricity, Water, Gas

Ownership: municipality

For lease

Location 3

Boteks

Land size: 3,761 m²

Facilities: 526 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, sewage

Ownership: municipality

For sale & lease

Boteks
Dairy Mlekoprodukt "

Location 4

Dairy Mlekoprodukt

Land size: 15,718 m²

Facilities: 1,038 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Location 5

Grain storage

Land size: 982 m²

Facilities: 982 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, sewage

Ownership: state

For lease

Grain storage
Cinema

Location 6

Cinema

Land size: 1,488 m²

Facilities: 1,179 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage

Ownership: municipality

For sale & lease

Location 7

Mladost

Land size: 1,817 m²

Facilities: 673 m²

Infrastructure: electricity, water

Ownership: private

For sale & lease

Mladost

Incentives & Fees in Novi Bečej

Land Developement Fee

Up to 0% - For renovation construction work:

- Related to existing facilities

- No net sqm modifications

Discount 30% - special offer for lump-sum payments, or in 36 monthly installments

Facility Construction Fee

Up to 25% - For projects with significant developement impact (municipal council approval needed)

Facility Reconstruction Fee

Discount 80% - for construction work on existing facilities (without changing the purpose)

Upon receiving the investor’s request

the consolidated construction procedures are conducted in the following phases:

  • Issuing the location conditions for the cadastre parcel suitable for construction – from the day of obtaining all special conditions, permits and other documents --> no later than 5 working days
  • Issuing the construction permit – from the day of the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Upon receiving the application:

Based on registering the construction work,issuing the verification for receiving the application without delay, provided that the complete documentation has been submitted.

- Registering the construction works to receive acceptance/rejection --> 5 working days

- Subsequently, submitting the request for infrastructure installations --> 3 working days

Issuing the occupancy permit, upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Issuing the final approval upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

In total: 28 working days

Success Stories in Novi Bečej

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Contact us

Municipal Office
Phone: +381 23 772 135

Email: office@novibecej.rs

Office for local economic development
Phone: +381 23 772 320 – Ext. 113

Email: ler@novibecej.rs