Žabalj

Municipality of Žabalj

Zabalj is a town and municipality in South Backa District of Vojvodina, Serbia. It is located in southeastern part of Backa. Zabalj municipality encompasses the town of Zabalj, and the following villages: Gospodjinci, Djurdjevo, Curug.

Žabalj mapa

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN ŽABALJ

  • Favorable geographical position vicinity of industrial centers: Novi Sad - 25km, Belgrade - 80km, Zrenjanin - 35km
  • Navigable international river Tisza with access to Corridor 10
  • Port proximity (Novi Sad) - 20 km
  • Designated locations for 16 industrial zones
  • Ample high-quality agricultural land & natural potential for tourism development

Žabalj Logistics

Zabalj total area 400 km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 125 km
  • CRO - 143 km
  • ROM - 75 km
  • BUL - 391 km
  • B&H - 127 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 3 km
  • E-70 - 82 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 80 km
  • Osijek - 129 km
  • Timisoara - 143 km
Logistics

Energy potential in Žabalj

GAS
  • Municipality is gasified: 100%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 200 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 6-16 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 6 bar
BIOMASS
  • Total land: 40,000 ha
  • Agricultural land: 33,774 ha
  • Arable land: 31,092 ha
  • Most common crops: corn, wheat, soy, roughage
  • Companies:
    • GLOBAL SEED doo has biogas plant for electricity and heating production for the needs of their farms and for the market
    • TMD ENERGY production of briquettes
ELECTRICITY
  • No.of distribution substations: 83
  • Total power (kVA): 39,470,000
  • Total network length (km): 134
  • Available capacities (kVA): 80
WIND

Average speed 4-5 m/s at 50-100 m

SOLAR
Insolation 96 days p.a.2,300 hrs

Infrastructure in Žabalj

ROADS

Regional road network: 46 km

  • Novi Sad-Zabalj-Zrenjanin
  • Becej-Zabalj-Sajkas-E-75
  • Odzaci-Despotovo-Zmajevo E-75-Temerin-Zabalj

Local road network: 26 km

  • Zabalj-Curug-Djurdjevo-Gospodjinci
WATERWAY

River Tisa & Jegricka lenght: 55 km

- Port in Novi Sad distance 29 km

Canal network for drainage: 34,486 ha

RAILWAY

Railway network length: 23 km

  • Curug-Zabalj-Gospodjinci

Axial pressure: 16 t

SEWAGE

Sewage system in Zabalj settlement is under construction

Population, education and labor cost in Žabalj

Number of inhabitants 26,134

Employed (2019) 4,333

Unemployed (April 2020) 1,675

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Žabalj (March, 2020)

NET Salary342
Personal Income Tax10.00%34
Contributions (Employee)19.9%93
GROSS Salary470
Contributions (Employer)16.65%84
TOTAL Cost554

From July 1st, 2014, the employers have the right for refund on the paid personal income tax & social insurance contributions:

  • 65% refund for employing 1-9 workers
  • 70% refund for employing 10-99 workers
  • 75% refund for employing 100+ workers
Average Salary for Production sector in Vojvodina, November 2017

NET: € 398

GROSS: € 550

TOTAL COST: € 648Average salary (total cost) for 2017 €531

Education

High Schools

SchoolProfile#students#graduates
GymnasiumGeneral10327
TechnicalMechanical Tech for Computer Engineering8926
Car Mechanics446
AC Equipment Mechanics347
Agricultural Mechanics314
EconomicsEconomics8829
HospitalityCulinary86/td>23
Tourism8824

Key sectors in Žabalj

Agribusiness

Agribusiness

Tradition dating back to 1947

  • Longstanding history in agricultural conglomerates dating back to 1989 – privatization process completed in 2004
  • Developed system of agricultural associations and cooperatives – with operational continuity of 60 years
  • Established agricultural community of business entities: SMEs, farmers, cooperatives
  • Skilled labor pool – over 5,000 employees in the agricultural sector (agricultural high school – 40 km distance;
  • Agricultural University in Novi Sad – 28 km distance)
  • Prevalent production: cereals, vegetables; livestock breeding; sugar processing
  • Most dominant crops: corn, wheat, soy, roughage
  • Registered farms: 4,500 (Family owned 97%, Business entities 3%)
Agribusiness
  • Highest-quality agricultural land: 20,000 ha of I & II class land – chernozem
  • Natural waterways, canal network – no industrial waste water
  • Favorable conditions for further farming development of fruits, vineyards, spices, herbs, and organic production
  • Fruit crops: apples, plums, cherries
  • Livestock breeding can be further developed

Investment opportunities:

  • Processing capacities development given the availability of high-quality raw material base
  • Meat & Dairy processing capacities development
  • Logistics Center development
Tourism

Tourism

Excellent position & resources

  • Highest water resources density in Europe (compared to its surface)
  • River Tisza, meander Tisya, meander Vrbica, Jegricka stream,
  • Potential for water sport, hunting, fishing tourism development
  • Fishing location - Nature park Stara Tisza and Jegricka
    carp, perch, pike , bream , crucian carp
  • Hunting grounds Stara Tisza: roe deers, wild boars, pheasants, wild rabbits, quails
  • Golf Club Center in Zabalj – 38 ha – meeting highest standards
  • Increasing trend of tourist visits

Investment opportunities:

- Accommodation capacities development

Top 8 Employers in Žabalj

CompanySectorCountry#Employees
NIVA DOOTextileSerbia121
SUGAR FACTORY SAJKASKASugar processingGreece100
GLOBAL SEEDAgribusinessSerbia66
NOVATOP DOOWooden packagingSerbia32
JOMAPEKS DOOAgri-EquipmentSerbia45
SAOBRACAJ ZABALJPassanger transportSerbia36
DJORDJE ZLICICAgribusinessSerbia28
VOS-SYSTEM DOOAC EquipmentSerbia25

Greenfield locations in Žabalj

Location 1

Industrial zone – West Zabalj

Land size: 447 ha

Available: 432 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water, gas

For sale & lease

Highway distance 19 km; Railway distance 2 km; Airport distance 77 km, Port distance 25 km

Industrial zone – West Zabalj
Industrial zone – East Zabalj

Location 2

Industrial zone – East Zabalj

Land size: 90.5 ha

Available: 90.5 ha

Ownership: state - pasture

Infrastructure: water

Highway distance – 20 km: Railway distance – 4 km; Airport distance – 80 km; Port distance – 28 km

Location 3

Industrial zone – West Zabalj

Land size: 31.5 ha

Available: 31.5 ha

Ownership: state - pasture

Infrastructure: water

Industrial zone – West Zabalj
Industrial zone – East Zabalj

Location 4

Industrial zone – East Zabalj

Land size: 96.8 ha

Available: 96.8 ha

Ownership: state – 16 ha, private - 80 ha

Infrastructure: water

Location 5

Industrial zone – West Zabalj

Land size: 27.7 ha

Available: 27.7 ha

Ownership: private)

Infrastructure: water

Industrial zone – West Zabalj
Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Location 6

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 1.1 ha

Available: 1.1 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Location 7

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 6.9 ha

Available: 6.9 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Industrial zone – South Zabalj
Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Location 8

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 14.5 ha

Available: 14.5 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Location 9

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 9.6 ha

Available: 9.6 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Industrial zone – South Zabalj
Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Location 10

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 9.9 ha

Available: 9.9 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Location 11

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 3.7 ha

Available: 3.7 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Industrial zone – South Zabalj
Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Location 12

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 5.4 ha

Available: 5.4 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Location 13

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 3.76 ha

Available: 3.76 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Industrial zone – South Zabalj
Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Location 14

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 5.48 ha

Available: 5.48 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Location 15

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

Land size: 6.6 ha

Available: 6.6 ha

Ownership: private

Infrastructure: water

For sale

Industrial zone – South Zabalj

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 Žabalj

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Municipality Office

Boro Milić - member of the Municipal Council in charge of investments

Phone: +381 21 210 2274; +381 64 867 91 71

Email: trgic.m@gmail.com