State Secretary Dr Raščan part of Government visit to Savinja Region
State Secretary Stanislav Raščan represented Foreign Minister Anže Logar on the Government's visit to the Savinja Region. He visited the Development Agency of the Savinja Region, Grand Hotel Sava Rogaška as well as the companies Roboteh, Pišek & HSF Logistics, and Nivo Eko, noting that the companies in the region have great potential for development.
During his visit to the Development Agency, the State Secretary talked to Director Iva Zorenč, who said that the Agency has been implementing numerous projects with the help of EU funds. In this way the Agency is expanding its partner network and acquiring new knowledge and experience in international cooperation. At the Grand Hotel Sava Rogaška, the Director and owner, Stanislav Pšeničnik, outlined the difficulties currently facing the Slovenian tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He went on to showcase the water known as ROI – Roitschocrene from the Hotel’s own source, which has received many awards for its quality, and expressed the hope that ROI could soon be available for purchase in Slovenia and elsewhere in Europe.
At Roboteh, State Secretary Raščan took stock of the company’s achievements in automation and robotisation of manufacturing, and the development of software for monitoring production processes. He was pleased to note that Slovenia is home to so many successful high-tech robotics companies in one of the industries of the future. Dr Raščan also visited the Pišek & HSF Logistics company. Exporting 70% of its services, the company has found commercial success in collaboration with a foreign strategic partner that facilitates the company’s access to logistic centres and warehouses in many European countries.
The State Secretary also visited the Nivo Eko company, which is focused on a green programme, more precisely a vegetative anti-erosion protection of slopes, ecological restoration of degraded natural environments, and the maintenance of water troughs and park surfaces.