Mid-January, The Prefect Institution of Brasov county has received an Italian delegation comprising Mr. Mario Cospito, the Italian ambassador at Bucharest, and the embassy?s trade representative, Mr. Carmelo Barbera. The delegation?s purpose was to discuss the extension of the economic relationships between Romania and Italy, with particular emphasize on Brasov area. The Italian guests also attended the opening of the Romanian-
Italian Cultural Centre at Brasov.
New Holland in Brasov
Mario Cospito, appointed ambassador six months ago, supports the Italian entrepreneurs in Romania and the development of the relationships between several regions of both Romania and Italy. ?Italy will remain the most important economic partner of Romania. There are many Romanians working in Italy, while many Italians have businesses in Romania?, Mario Cospito stated.
During his first visit in Brasov, His Excellency analyzed the investment that the Italian company ?New Holland? ? part of Fiat Concern ? intends to make in an agricultural equipment factory in Brasov.
?Brasov has a decennial tradition in tractors production, which is why we want to have continuity in this field. Currently, there is a request of 300,000 tractors on the Romanian market?, the prefect of Brasov, Emil Nita, stated.
Tourism & Constructions
As Mr. Cospito stated, Italy also intends to extend the collaboration with Brasov in other fields, such as tourism and constructions. ?I visited the Industrial Park Zarnesti and I concluded that it is attractive for the Italian investors. We are open for any kind of collaboration with Brasov, a region with a strong potential?, Mario Cospito concluded.