Borissov calls for more investments in Bulgaria’s smaller towns

Meeting senior representatives of Hewlett-Packard, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has called for more investments in smaller towns to achieve more balanced development throughout the country.

Hewlett-Packard is a content investor and is among the companies that will continue to invest in Bulgaria, it emerged at a March 12 meeting between senior vice-president and general manager of HP technology services, Hewlett-Packard company, Jean-Paul Wagner, the government media service said.

The multinational information technology corporation expressed satisfaction with the business environment in Bulgaria. HP welcomed the government-led tax policy and serious work on improving the infrastructure, which provides additional advantages to Bulgaria as an investment destination, the statement said.

Hewlett-Packard, which has already created more than 6000 jobs in Bulgaria, expressed its intention to develop its activities in Bulgaria.

Wagner invited Borissov to be a special guest at the opening of a new large-scale investment of the company in Bulgaria in April – the only HP Technology Lab in Europe creating conceptual IT solutions and training of high profile experts. The investment exceeds 10 million leva (about 5.11 million euro).

Borissov emphasized e-government as one of the priorities of the Cabinet, which would ensure better services for citizens and businesses, the government statement said. He urged HP representatives to invest not only in Sofia and major cities in Bulgaria but also in smaller towns in order to achieve a more balanced development throughout the country.

The meeting, which took place in the Council of Ministers building, was also attended by senior-vice president of HP Technology Services Pradeep Kumar, general director of Hewlett-Packard Bulgaria Iravan Hira and the Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds and Economic Policy, Tomislav Donchev.




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