Nova Crnja

Municipality of Nova Crnja

Nova Crnja is a village and municipality in Central Banat District of Vojvodina, Serbia. Nova Crnja municipality includes the following villages: Nova Crnja,Aleksandrovo, Vojvoda Stepa,Radojevo, toba and Srpska Crnja, which is the largest of these villages.

Nova Crnja mapa


  • Excellent geographical position: EU border (Romania),Timisoara airport proximity
  • Developed road infrastructure
  • Existing Brownfield & Greenfield Zones
  • Available skilled & competitively priced workforce
  • Favorable conditions for agribusiness & energy investments

Nova Crnja Logistics

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 92 km
  • CRO - 132 km
  • ROM - 12 km
  • BUL - 445 km
  • B&H - 189 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 108 km
  • E-70 - 111 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 119 km
  • Timisoara - 72 km

Energy potential in Nova Crnja

  • Municipality is gasified: 87%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 165 km
  • Presure on main pipeline ? bar
  • Presure on local pipeline ? bar
  • Total land: 27,300 ha
  • Agricultural land: 24,750 ha
  • Arable land: 22,600 ha
  • Crop residuals - 62,000 t per year
  • Most common crops: wheat - average yearly yield 30,000 kg, maize

Average speed 4-5 m/s at 50 m

VESTAS wind analysis

45-78°C temperatureat 450-1,500 m
Insolation1,326 hrs
1,000 ha of municipal land for RES
  • No. of distribution substitusions: 81
  • - 100/20 kV: 1 (installed capacity 20 MVA)

    - 20/04 KV: 53 (municipal) + 27 (others)

  • Total network length (km): 244
  • - Medium voltage network: 91 km
    85 km overground + 6 km underground

    - Low voltage network: 153 km
    146 km overground + 7 km underground

Infrastructure in Nova Crnja


Regional road network: 55 km

  • Subotica-Sombor-Odzaci-Backa Palanka-Novi Sad-Zrenjanin-Zitiste-NovaCrnja-Romania
  • Novi Knezevac-Banatsko Arandjelovo-Mokrin-Kikinda-Vojvoda Stepa-Srpski Itebej-Romania
  • Basaid-Nova Crnja

Local road network: 22 km


Port in Senta distance 72 km

Canal network length: 120 km

*Drainage system:

- Itebej-Nova Crnja: 85 km - Karadjordjevo-Molin: 35 kmRAILWAY

Distance to closest railway in Kikinda: 30 km


Currently no sewage system

Population, education and labor cost in Nova Crnja

Number of inhabitants 10,272

Employed (2020) 1,424

Unemployed (July 2021) 1,143

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Nova Crnja (March, 2020)

NET Salary423
Personal Income Tax10.00%46
Contributions (Emploeyee)19.9%119
GROSS Salary597
Contributions (Employer)16.65%99
TOTAL Cost696

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


High Schools


In addition, students from Nova Crnja are attending the following high-schools in nearby cities Kikinda and Zrenjanin:

  • Agricultural
  • Electrpo-Technical
  • Chemics
  • Technical
  • Medical
  • Economics

Key sectors in Nova Crnja



Main advantages:

  • Long-standing tradition in processing: oils, sugar, flour, and meat products
  • Industrial zones ready for agribusiness investments
  • Savings to transportation costs - easy access to necessary raw materials
  • Possibility of agricultural land lease with favorable conditions via public auction
  • Crop production on 23,000 ha
  • Highest yields from wheat & corn
  • Wheat yield 30,000 t (Companies & Cooperatives: 7,000t, Farmers: 23,000 t)
  • Great number of potential local suppliers
  • Investment opportunities: cereal, fruit, meat processing
  • Fruit processing

    More than half of the population - 52.7% mainly engaged in agriculture, generating income from agriculture and related activities

  • Meat & Dairy

    • Livestock breeding has significant development potential due to high number of population living in rural areas
    • Currently predominant livestock: pigs and milk cows
    • No abattoir in the municipality – investment opportunity

    *Incentives: co-financing interest rates for agricultural loans, grants for livestock procurement

    Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    Main advantages:

    • Possibilities: biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal energy
    • Renewable Energy Sources Zone 1,000 ha - Municipality Spatial Plan
    • WIND strength measurements – performed by VESTAS – confirmed investment profitability for construction of wind farms – construction of a wind power plant planned
    • SOLAR – insolation 1,326 hrs – solar power plant with capacity of 250 MW in development
    • GEOTHERMAL sources suitable for heating, greenhouses, energy production, spa tourism – temperatures 45-78°C at 450-1,500 m
    • AGRI-BIOMASS – biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas production
    Tourism:  Geothermal

    Tourism: Geothermal

    Main advantages:

    • Excellent geographical position, proximity to Romanian border, abundant geothermal potential
    • SPA TOURISM thermal water springs: 400-1,500 m depth with temperatures 45-78°C
    • Mineral water analysis at 600 m showing significant concentration of elements with therapeutic effects (iodine, bromine, lithium, silicon); completed “Study on thermal wells and quality“
    • Architectural and historical sites: Kastel – luxurious castle dating back from 1943 with restaurant & accommodation capacities
    • Ethno tourism potential: renovation of existing ethnic estates at minimal cost
    • Investment opportunities: Spa center development
    Tourism:  Hunting

    Tourism: Hunting

    Main advantages:

    • Hunting & fishing in the municipality is well organized with several organizational unites per every cadaster
    • Hunting grounds with: deer species, rabbits, pheasants, quails, wild boars, wolves, foxes
    • Hunting Associations in every municipal settlement
    • Forest Kostanac size of some 200 ha near Vojvode Stepe location
    • Hunting grounds Kostanac – 25,300 ha – roe deer, rabbit, pheasant, partridge, occasionally deer, wild boar - roe deer 1,420; rabbit 7,140; pheasant 2,200
    • Many foreign hunters are repeatedly coming back for hunting
    • Hunting facilities: 14 ground shelters, 2 tree shelters, 44 feeding roe deer stations, 51 water troughs, 132 pheasant & partridge feeding stations


    Main advantages:

    • Long-standing tradition acquired through formerly operated companies in the sector
    • Existing suitable Brownfields with both lease & sale possibilities: “Maja“ - Vojvoda Stepa “Mimoza“ - Aleksandrovo
    • Skilled & quality workforce with extensive experience
    • Investment opportunities: Existing Brownfield facilities
  • Top 10 Employers in Nova Crnja

    OIL FACTORY BANAT NOVA CRNJAAgribusinessSerbia150
    SERBIAN-RUSSIAN TRADE HOUSEAgribusinessSerbia-Russia70
    BIOSTAR KD VOJVODA STEPAAgribusinessSerbia30
    RACA DOOAgribusinessSerbia15
    AGROCRNJA DOOTradeSerbia13
    PERUTNINA PTUJ TOPIKOAgribusinessSlovenia11
    ZZ PLASTAgri-CooperativeSerbia10

    Greenfield locations in Nova Crnja

    Location 1

    Industrial Zone – North-East

    Land size: 6.6 ha - available

    Ownership: municipality

    Infrastructure: none

    *2 km from Romanian border

    For sale & lease

    Industrial Zone – North-East
    Industrial Zone – Vojvoda Stepa

    Location 2

    Industrial Zone – Vojvoda Stepa

    Land size: 39 ha - available

    Ownership: municipality

    Infrastructure: none

    *electricity transmission line 20 kw - on site with possibility of capacity extension to a nearby 100 kw

    For sale & lease

    Location 3

    Industrial Zone – Kastel

    Land size: 13 ha

    Land purpose: Tourism - sport

    Ownership: state (10) & municipality (3 ha)

    Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas

    For sale & lease

    Industrial Zone – Kastel
    Industrial Zone South - Srpska Crnja

    Location 4

    Industrial Zone South - Srpska Crnja

    Land size: 4.3 ha

    Ownership: municipality

    *connection to gas, water, electricity, telephone, internet – nearby

    *3 km distance from Romanian border

    For sale & lease

    Location 5

    Industrial Zone – Nova Crnja

    Land size: 24.5 ha

    Ownership: municipality

    *canal on site

    *connection to gas, water, electricity, telephone, internet – nearby

    *15 km distance from Romanian border

    For sale & lease

    Industrial Zone – Nova Crnja

    Brownfield Locations in Nova Crnja

    Location 1

    Sugar Factory

    Land size: 90 ha

    Warehouse: 7,320 m²;
    Diffusion facility: 816 m²;
    Warehouse: 1,997 m²;
    Lime water faility: 302 m²;
    Washing facility: 968 m² ;
    Packaging: 344 m²

    Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas

    Ownership: private

    • industrial electricity station, water well, waterway canal
    • 10 km from Romanian border
    • 60 km to Timisoara airport

    For sale & lease

    Sugar Factory
    Textile Factory

    Location 2

    Textile Factory

    Land size: 4.7 ha

    Facilities: 3,600 m²

    Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas

    Ownership: private

    - drainage canal nearby

    For sale & lease

    Incentives & Fees in Nova Crnja

    Land Development Fee

    discount 30%

    *special offer for lump-sum payments
    or in 36 monthly installments

    Facility Construction Fee

    up to 50%

    for projects with significant development impact
    *Municipal Council approval needed

    Land Development Fee

    up to 0%

    for facilities built for the following purposes:
    *public use, communal infrastructure,
    *production and storage facilities
    * Municipal Council approval needed

    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 Nova Crnja


    Contact Us

    Municipality Office

    Goran Lakic

    Phone: +381 23 815 030, +381 60 630 0911


    Ruzica Bogdanovic Adamovic

    Phone: +381 23 815 030, ext. 103