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									City of Ostrava




Fact Sheets
Ostrava 2011
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CONTENTS
  1         GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE ....................................................................................... 4
1.1   GEOGRAPHY .............................................................................................................................................................. 4
1.2   CLIMATE ................................................................................................................................................................... 4

  2         MILESTONES IN OSTRAVA’S HISTORY ................................................................... 6
  3         POPULATION .................................................................................................................... 8
3.1   BASIC INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................................. 8
3.2   BREAKDOWN OF INHABITANTS BY AGE ..................................................................................................................... 9
3.3   BREAKDOWN OF INHABITANTS BY EDUCATION ....................................................................................................... 10
3.4   NUMBER OF INHABITANTS IN INDIVIDUAL MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS INCLUDING
      FOREIGN CITIZENS ................................................................................................................................................... 10


  4         EDUCATION .................................................................................................................... 11
4.1   SCHOOLS IN OSTRAVA – ACADEMIC YEAR 2010/2011 ............................................................................................. 11
4.2   UNIVERSITIES .......................................................................................................................................................... 12
4.3   SCHOOLS TEACHING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES ......................................................................................................... 15
4.4   OTHER SCHOOLS IN OSTRAVA ................................................................................................................................. 17

  5         ECONOMY........................................................................................................................ 18
5.1   BUSINESSES BY SECTOR, 2010 (NUMBER) ................................................................................................................ 18
5.2   TYPES OF BUSINESSES BY LEGAL STATUS, 2010....................................................................................................... 19
5.3   LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN OSTRAVA (NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES) ................................................................................ 19
5.4   LARGEST FOREIGN-OWNED COMPANIES IN OSTRAVA (NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES)..................................................... 22
5.5   LARGEST CIVIL ENGINEERING / BUILDING COMPANIES IN OSTRAVA (NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES) ............................... 27

  6         LABOUR FORCE ............................................................................................................. 28
6.1   LABOUR FORCE BY SECTOR – NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
      (IN COMPANIES WITH 26 OR MORE EMPLOYEES, 2009 – 2010) ................................................................................. 28
6.2   EMPLOYMENT TRENDS IN OSTRAVA, 2003 – 2010................................................................................................... 29
6.3   UNEMPLOYMENT TRENDS IN OSTRAVA, 2006 – 2010 .............................................................................................. 29
6.4   JOB APPLICANTS IN OSTRAVA BY AGE, 2007 – 2010 ................................................................................................ 30
6.5   EDUCATION OF JOB APPLICANTS IN OSTRAVA, 2004 – 2010 .................................................................................... 31
6.6   FOREIGNERS AND THE LABOUR MARKET IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC .......................................................................... 32

  7         AVERAGE WAGES, TAXATION ................................................................................. 35
7.1   AVERAGE PRE-TAX MONTHLY WAGE, 2002 – 2010.................................................................................................. 35
7.2   PRE-TAX MONTHLY WAGES IN THE MORAVIAN-SILESIAN REGION – BREAKDOWN BY EMPLOYMENT
      SUB-CATEGORIES, 2010 ........................................................................................................................................... 35

7.3   TAXATION ............................................................................................................................................................... 37
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    8          INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS .............................................................................. 38
8.1      INVESTMENT INCENTIVES ........................................................................................................................................ 38
8.2      CREDIT RATINGS, MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS ................................................................................................... 39
8.3      BUILDING PERMISSION PROCESS .............................................................................................................................. 44
8.4      LAND PRICING ......................................................................................................................................................... 44
8.5      UTILITIES PRICING ................................................................................................................................................... 45
8.6      INDUSTRIAL ZONES .................................................................................................................................................. 45

    9          TRANSPORT ..................................................................................................................... 47
9.1      CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT ......................................................................................................................................... 47
9.2      ROAD TRANSPORT ................................................................................................................................................... 47
9.3      RAIL TRANSPORT ..................................................................................................................................................... 48
9.4      AIR TRANSPORT ....................................................................................................................................................... 48
9.5      CYCLING ................................................................................................................................................................. 49
9.6      ACCESS TO THE REGION ........................................................................................................................................... 51

    10         TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ............................................................................... 52
    11         RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION ......................................................... 53
11.1 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS ........................................................................................................ 53
11.2 OSTRAVA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK.......................................................................................................... 54
11.3 BUSINESS INNOVATION CENTRE OSTRAVA ............................................................................................................. 55
11.4 BUSINESS INCUBATOR, VŠB-TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF OSTRAVA ...................................................................... 56
11.5 NANOTECHNOLOGY CENTRE ................................................................................................................................... 57
11.6 BUSINESS INCUBATOR OF THE BUSINESS SCHOOL OSTRAVA .................................................................................. 57
11.7 OSTRAVA TECHNOLOGY CENTRE – VÁCLAV ROUBÍČEK CENTRE ........................................................................... 57
11.8 IT4INNOVATIONS ............................................................................................................................................... 58
11.9 CLUSTERS................................................................................................................................................................ 58

    12         QUALITY OF LIFE .......................................................................................................... 61
12.1 THE ENVIRONMENT ................................................................................................................................................. 61
12.2 HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES ...................................................................................................................... 63
12.3 HOUSING AND NON-RESIDENTIAL PREMISES ............................................................................................................ 68
12.4 CULTURE ................................................................................................................................................................. 72
12.5 SPORT AND RECREATION ......................................................................................................................................... 72
12.6 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ........................................................................................................................................... 73

    13         ACCOMMODATION ....................................................................................................... 74
13.1 HOTELS ................................................................................................................................................................... 74
13.2 GUEST HOUSES ........................................................................................................................................................ 75
13.3 FURNISHED TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION ............................................................................................................ 76
13.4 HOSTELS ................................................................................................................................................................. 76
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13.5 STUDENT HALLS OF RESIDENCE ............................................................................................................................... 77

   14          CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION FACILITIES ..................................................... 78
   15          CITY AND MUNICIPAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION,
               MUNICIPAL ORGANIZATIONS .................................................................................. 79
15.1 CITY ADMINISTRATION ............................................................................................................................................ 79
15.2 MUNICIPAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION .................................................................................................................. 79
15.3 CITY ORGANIZATIONS ............................................................................................................................................. 79

   16          CONTACTS....................................................................................................................... 80
16.1 IMPORTANT INSTITUTIONS ....................................................................................................................................... 80
16.2 IMPORTANT PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION BODIES AND COURTS .................................................................................... 82
16.3 SELECTED IT COMPANIES ........................................................................................................................................ 84
16.4 BANKS ..................................................................................................................................................................... 86
16.3 SHOPPING ................................................................................................................................................................ 88
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1       Geography and climate
1.1    Geography

Ostrava is situated at the confluence of four rivers (the Odra, Ostravice, Opava and Lučina) on the northern
edge of the ‘Moravian Gate’ – a broad valley which separates the Beskydy mountains (part of the
Carpathians) from the Jeseníky range.
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the largest urban centre in the Moravian-Silesian
Region. It occupies a strategic position 360 km east of the Czech capital Prague, 310 km north of Vienna,
close to the border with Poland (which is just 10 km north of the city centre), and 60 km north-west of the
border with Slovakia.


Total area of the city (ha)                                                                         33 150
of which:
Agricultural land                                                                                   15 603
Forests                                                                                              5 387
Water surfaces                                                                                       1 176
Built-up areas                                                                                       2 368
Other                                                                                                8 616

Number of cadastral divisions                                                                            39
Number of Municipal Districts                                                                            23

Highest point:                                                          334 m above sea level (Krásné Pole)
Lowest point:                                                            208 m above sea level (Antošovice)
Source: Czech Statistical Office, data as of 31 December 2009


Coordinates of the city centre:                49° 50' 31'' longitude by 18° 17' 34'' latitude

Ostrava extends for 20.1 km in an east-west direction and 20.5 km from north to south.


1.2    Climate

Ostrava is located within the temperate zone; however the city’s climate has certain specific features caused
by the dense concentration of industry and population and due to local geographical conditions in the
Ostrava basin. The figures given below are based on long-term measurements at the given location and
represent long-term mean values for the individual meteorological indicators.
For the purposes of comparison, the tables below show the mean values for 2010 compared with the mean
values for the period 1961–2000.


Mean annual rainfall:                                                                             954 mm
Mean annual temperature:                                                                          + 8.3 °C
Mean January temperature:                                                                          - 5.5 °C
Mean July temperature:                                                                           + 20.6 °C
Meteorological data for Ostrava – long-term mean values 1961–2000
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Mean annual rainfall:                                                               700 mm
Mean annual temperature:                                                            + 8.3 °C
Mean January temperature                                                             - 2.3 °C
Mean July temperature:                                                             + 17.8 °C
Source: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute – data for the period 1/2010–12/2010
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2      Milestones in Ostrava’s history
400 000 – 150 000 years ago   Scandinavian ice sheets cover the area
From prehistoric times        site of a major trading route carrying amber from the Baltic to the
                              Mediterranean
approx. 23 000 years ago      temporary settlements of mammoth hunters (‘Landek Venus’ statue)
8th century onwards           Slavic settlements
10th century                  Holasic fortress
1260s                         Landek castle – seat of the Hlučín estates
around 1267                   town statute granted – property of Brno, Bishop of Olomouc (1245-1267)
1297                          first written mention of the castle in Silesian Ostrava
1362                          Charles IV grants the right to hold annual fairs
1371-1376                     town walls built
1428                          town occupied by Hussites
1437-1848                     Ostrava part of the Hukvaldy estates
16th century                  development of trades and crafts (drapery, weaving, tailoring)
1620-1648                     Thirty Years’ War, Danish and Swedish troops
1749                          post office established in Moravian Ostrava
1763                          coal discovered in the Burňa valley, Silesian Ostrava
1828                          Rudolf Ironworks founded (later Vítkovice Ironworks)
1847                          railway line to Vienna and Krakow
1869                          first gasworks and telegraph station
2nd half of 19th century      development of industry – main industrial centre of the Austro-Hungarian
                              Empire
1879                          synagogue completed
1880                          massive floods on the Odra and Ostravice rivers (affecting the entire
                              Beskydy region)
1889                          Basilica of the Divine Saviour completed
1894                          Czech National Centre opened (cultural and social centre for the city’s
                              Czech-speaking community), city public transport system comes into
                              operation
1895                          German National Centre opened (cultural and social centre for the city’s
                              German-speaking community), first power plant in the Ostrava area comes
                              into operation
1897                          first Czech-language grammar school opened
1898                          public library and reading room opened
1901                          Polish National Centre opened (cultural and social centre for the city’s
                              Polish-speaking community)
1907                          municipal theatre opened (today the Antonín Dvořák Theatre)
1919                          National Moravian-Silesian Theatre opened
1920s–1930s                   construction boom – administrative buildings, banks, insurance companies,
                              department stores
1924                          creation of the ‘Greater Ostrava’ administrative unit (7 neighbouring
                              municipalities incorporated into the central part of the city)
1926                          art gallery opened (‘Dům umění’)
1929                          foundation of Czechoslovak Radio
1929-1934                     the Great Depression
1930                          New City Hall opened
1939-1945                     Second World War, 30 April 1945 liberation of Ostrava
1939                          first Nazi transport of Jews to Nisko nad Sanem (Poland)
1941                          12 neighbouring Moravian and Silesian municipalities incorporated into the
                              city
1945                          Mining College relocated from Příbram to Ostrava
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                   construction of Nová huť steelworks
1950s–1980s        huge influx of migrants and massive building boom
1951               State Academic Library established in Ostrava (now Moravian-Silesian
                   Regional Academic Library)
1952               trolleybuses introduced
1954               first season of the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
1959               Faculty of Education established (since 1991 the University of Ostrava)
1959               new airport opened in Mošnov
1961               Vítkovice Cultural Centre opened (now City of Ostrava Cultural Centre),
                   tennis player Ivan Lendl born
1 January 1975     municipalities of Nová Bělá, Stará Bělá and Proskovice incorporated into
                   the city
24 April 1976      municipalities of Antošovice, Hošťálkovice, Koblov, Krásné Pole,
                   Plesná, Lhotka u Ostravy, Petřkovice and Polanka nad Odrou incorporated
                   into the city
1986               ‘Palace of Culture and Sport’ opened (now the ČEZ Arena)
1989               the ‘Velvet Revolution’ marks the end of the communist era
30. June 1994      last coal mined within the city of Ostrava
1 September 1996   Ostrava becomes the seat of the Ostrava-Opava Bishopric
7-9 July 1997      massive floods on the Odra, Opava and Ostravice rivers (all of Moravia
                   affected)
2000               accreditation of Business School Ostrava
12 November 2000   Ostrava becomes the capital city of the newly established Ostrava Region
                   (later renamed the Moravian-Silesian Region)
2004               Ostrava co-hosts the 2004 Ice Hockey World Championship
2005               European Futsal Championship
2006               Ostrava hosts the European Floorball Championships
                   150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud, the founder of
                   psychoanalysis, in the nearby town of Příbor
2007               strategic investment of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in the Region
                   160 years of railways in the Ostrava region
                   IAAF 5th World Youth Championships in Athletics
2008                sections of D47 motorway put into service
                    4th Baseball Academic World Championship
2009               World Championships in Ice Sledge Hockey
                    Ostrava is linked up to the nationwide motorway network
                    Ostrava progresses to the second round of the selection process in its bid to
                    become European Capital of Culture 2015
2010               European Table Tennis Championships
                   Basketball World Championship for Women
2011               8th European Athletics U23 Championships
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3          Population
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the natural centre for the Moravian-Silesian
Region. On 31 December 2010 the Region had 1 243 220 inhabitants.

3.1        Basic information

Total population                                                                                                                   310 464
    -   of which foreign                                                                                                             9 110
    -   of which Czech citizens                                                                                                    300 502
    -   Czech citizens – female                                                                                                    155 530
    -   Czech citizens – male                                                                                                      144 972
Population density                                                                          974 inhabitants/km2
Source: Czech Statistical Office, Ostrava City Authority Internal Affairs Division, data as of 31 March 2011


3.1.1      Natural population growth / decline



                      Natural growth / decline of population in Ostrava, 1992–2009

            4 500

            4 000

            3 500

            3 000

            2 500

            2 000

            1 500

            1 000

              500

                 0   1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
        births       4 202 4 121 3 642 3 314 3 137 3 143 3 003 2 995 3 077 3 095 3 085 3 227 3 201 3 520 3 491 3 662 3 763 3 311
        deaths       4 095 3 940 3 794 3 926 3 766 3 763 3 757 3 531 3 619 3 699 3 705 3 669 3 603 3 656 3 502 3 649 3 592 3 349




Source: Czech Statistical Office, data as of 31 December 2009
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3.1.2    Natural population growth / decline due to migration


                     Natural growth / decline of population in Ostrava due to migration, 1991–2009

        6 000


        5 000


        4 000


        3 000


        2 000


        1 000


           0     1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
   migration in 4 503 4 367 3 596 3 171 3 029 2 904 3 007 3 075 3 057 2 262 3 310 3 775 4 025 3 721 3 645 3 939 5 195 4 522 3 655
   migration out 4 951 4 896 4 475 3 541 3 255 3 200 3 116 3 337 3 315 3 200 3 855 4 468 4 456 4 737 4 463 4 483 5 594 4 769 5 378


Source: Czech Statistical Office, data as of 31 December 2009

3.2     Breakdown of inhabitants by age


Age                                                                 Number of inhabitants                      % of population
Pre-working age (0–14 years)                                                             42 595                               14.0
Working age (15–64 years)                                                              212 976                                70.1
Retired (65 +)                                                                           48 038                               15.8
Source: Czech Statistical Office, data as of 31 December 2010




                                    Age                         Number of inhabitants
                                    0–9                             29 752
                                    10–19                           29 614
                                    20–29                           42 248
                                    30–39                           49 653
                                    40–49                           42 412
                                    50–59                           41 191
                                    60–69                           37 680
                                    70–79                           20 497
                                    80 +                            10 562
                                  Source: Czech Statistical Office, data as of 31 December 2010
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3.3    Breakdown of inhabitants by education
Education                                              Number of inhabitants                         %
Primary education                                                       63 628                     24.0
Apprenticeship – without ‘maturita’
                                                                        54 557                     20.6
school leaving examination
Vocational schools                                                      40 436                     15.3
Apprenticeship – with ‘maturita’ school
                                                                         4 252                      1.6
leaving examination
Secondary education                                                     65 074                     24.6
University education                                                    27 893                     10.5
Without school education                                                 1 271                      0.5
No data available                                                        4 523                      1.7
Higher vocational education                                              3 267                      1.2
Source: National Census, 2001

3.4    Number of inhabitants in individual Municipal Districts including foreign
       Citizens
             NUMBER OF INHABITANTS OFFICIALLY REGISTERED AS RESIDENT
                   IN THE CITY OF OSTRAVA AS OF 31 DECEMBER 2010
                          Czech citizens Czech citizens Czech citizens foreign residents
Municipal District           up to age 15     age 15 +            total citizens    total
Hošťálkovice                         217          1 368          1 585         7   1 592
Hrabová                                      465             3 178             3 643      99      3 742
Krásné Pole                                  357             2 149             2 506      31      2 537
Lhotka                                       190             1 005             1 195        8     1 203
Mariánské Hory a Hulváky                   1 725            10 741            12 466     466     12 932
Martinov                                     133               985             1 118      10      1 128
Michálkovice                                 451             2 653             3 104      43      3 147
Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz                  5 325            34 063            39 388    1 981    41 369
Nová Bělá                                    257             1 478             1 735      34      1 769
Nová Ves                                     111               559               670      27        697
Ostrava-Jih                               13 810            94 507          108 317     4 043   112 360
Petřkovice                                   396             2 598            2 994        22     3 016
Plesná                                       189             1 134            1 323        16     1 339
Polanka nad Odrou                            671             4 088             4 759      35      4 794
Poruba                                     8 130            60 545            68 675    1 183    69 858
Proskovice                                   187             1 043             1 230        7     1 237
Pustkovec                                    190             1 039             1 229      12      1 241
Radvanice a Bartovice                        965             5 577             6 542     258      6 800
Slezská Ostrava                            3 326            17 283            20 609     859     21 468
Stará Bělá                                   584             3 203             3 787      33      3 820
Svinov                                       565             3 838             4 403     117      4 520
Třebovice                                    233             1 612             1 845      25      1 870
Vítkovice                                  1 319             6 060             7 379     646      8 025
Total                                     39 796            260 706          300 502    9 962   310 464
Source: Ostrava City Authority Internal Affairs Division, data as of 31 December 2010
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4      Education
Ostrava has a good network of state and private secondary schools and is home to two major state
universities: the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava and the University of Ostrava. There is also a private
university – the Business School Ostrava (Vysoká škola podnikání, a.s.). Established in October 2000, the
Business School Ostrava is fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education and awards Bachelor’s and
Master’s degrees. In May 2010 UNINOVA – a subsidiary of the Bratislava School of Law (Slovakia) – was
opened in Ostrava.

The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava is a major centre for scientific research. All of Ostrava’s
universities are highly flexible and able to adapt to the changing requirements of the job market.

4.1    Schools in Ostrava – academic year 2010/2011

                                                                               Number of
                                                                          schools       children / pupils /
Type of school                                                         in category               students
                                                                                       as of 30 September
                                                                                                     2010
Nursery schools / kindergartens                                                92                   10 034
                     of which private                                           4                       63
Primary schools                                                                91                  25 324
                     of which private                                           7                      496
Secondary schools and conservatories                                           41                  20 641
                                            of which private                   13                   3 243
           secondary education                                                 11                    3 751
           secondary education with vocational
           qualification
                                        of which private                        3                      686
           secondary education with ‘maturita’                                 41                  16 837
           school leaving examination, conservatory
                                         of which private                      13                    2 554
           of which                                                            17                    5 623
           grammar school education
                                            of which private                    6                      687
Primary arts schools                                                           15                    7 151
Higher vocational schools                                                       6                    1 552
                                            of which private                    4                      575
Source: Institute for Information on Education, data as of 30 September 2010
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 4.2     Universities

 4.2.1     VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, www.vsb.cz

                                                  Number of students in         Number of graduates in
 Faculty
                                                academic year 2010/2011                          2010
  Economics                                                       6 530                         1 692
  Civil Engineering                                               2 512                           359
  Mechanical Engineering                                          2 462                           507
  Electrical Engineering and Computer
                                                                    3 573                            641
cience
  Mining and Geology                                                4 138                            910
  Metallurgy and Materials Engineering                              2 419                            412
  Safety Engineering                                                1 825                            382
  University degree programmes                                         99                             14
 Total                                                             23 558                           4 917
 Source: VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, data as of 31 October 2010

 The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava also offers a Senior Executive MBA (Master of Business
 Administration). This is a key qualification for business executives worldwide. The degree programme lasts
 two years and is targeted at those holding or aspiring to top management positions.


 4.2.2     University of Ostrava, www.osu.cz

                                                   Number of students in        Number of graduates in
 Faculty
                                                 academic year 2010/2011                         2010
 Arts                                                              2 648                          655
 Education                                                         3 280                        1 164
 Science                                                           2 258                          451
 Medicine                                                          1 246                          338
 Social Studies                                                      660                           52
 Fine Arts                                                           421                          133
 Total                                                             10 513                           2 793
Source: University of Ostrava, data as of 31 October 2010

 4.2.3     Business School Ostrava (Vysoká škola podnikání, a.s.), www.eco.cz

                                                   Number of students in        Number of graduates in
 Bachelor’s degree programmes
                                                 academic year 2010/2011                         2010
 Full-time studies (6 semesters):
  Business
  IT and Internet in Business
  Business and Management
                                                                       460                           133
  Business and Environmental
      Management
 Part-time studies (7 semesters):
 Business                                                            2 003                           389
 Total                                                               2 463                           522
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Master’s degree programmes
Full-time studies (4 semesters):
                                                                         72                             44
Business
Part-time studies (5 semesters):                                        537
                                                                                                       162
Business
Total                                                                   609                            206
Total number of students at Business
                                                                       3072                            965
School Ostrava
Source: Business School Ostrava, data as of 31 October 2010

4.2.4   University student numbers




                                      University student numbers, 2000–2011

                           25 000


                           20 000


                           15 000


                           10 000


                            5 000


                                  0
                                      2000    2002    2004    2006    2008    2009    2010    2011
        VŠB-Technical Univ.           14 014 15 298 18 670 21 678 22 512 23 312 24 058 23 558
        University of Ostrava         5 495   5 932   7 551   8 857   9 881   9 924   9 919   10 513
        Business School Ost.           172    825     1 524   2 996   2 612   3 328   3 462   3 072


Source: individual universities

4.2.5   Brno International Business School, Ostrava, www.bibs.cz

In April 2009 the Business Incubator of the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava launched the first MBA
programme ever to be taught in Ostrava.

The MBA Senior Executive (Master of Business Administration) programme is a variation on the worldwide
MBA programme, which is globally recognized as the essential benchmark qualification for top managers.
The two-year course is designed mainly for managers holding or aspiring to top management positions.
Graduates are well-prepared to carry out management roles in Czech or international companies. The British
MBA diploma from Nottingham Trent University is fully recognized throughout the EU and in other
countries. The programme is unique in the Czech Republic for its focus on the strategic management of a
company as a whole, giving the organization a stronger chance of combating the economic problems brought
by a recession.
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Following on from the launch of the British MBA diploma, BIBS EU (a sister company of BIBS) now offers
a new short-term course in Strategic Marketing Management. This innovative programme was
launched in Prague on 31 March 2011. The course is targeted at a broad spectrum of managers, primarily
those with responsibility for marketing and sales.

4.2.6    UNINOVA – the Ostrava branch of the Bratislava School of Law, www.uninova.cz

The Bratislava School of Law (Bratislavská vysoká škola práva – BVŠP) is a private university which
was opened in the academic year 2004/2005 and has operated in the Czech Republic since 2009. It has four
faculties (Law, Economics and Business, Mass Media, Informatics).

The Bratislava School of Law awards three types of degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral) within a total
of 14 fully accredited degree programmes. In the Czech Republic the school operates through its subsidiary
UNINOVA, which is listed on the register of approved teaching institutions of the Czech Ministry of
Education.
        UNINOVA offers complete university studies of Law (Prague, Brno, Ostrava) and Economics
         (Brno).
        UNINOVA’s parent institution (the Bratislava School of Law) is fully accredited by the Slovak
         government. The subsidiary provides teaching and awards degrees on this basis.

UNINOVA offers three types of university degrees in Ostrava:
        in the Bachelor’s degree programme the degree in Law (3.4.1.). Standard length of studies: 3
         years (full-time and part-time studies). Degree awarded: Bc. (Available from the academic year
         2010/2011).
        in the Master’s degree programme the degree in Law (3.4.1.). Standard length of studies: 2 years
         (full-time and part-time studies). Degree awarded: Mgr. (Available from the academic year
         2013/2014).
        in the Doctoral degree programme the degree in Criminal Law (3.4.7.) Standard length of studies:
         3 years. Degree awarded: Ph.D.
               Students may also take examinations for professional law doctorates (JUDr.) at the
                Bratislava School of Law.
               After the completion of the three-year Bachelor’s degree course, graduates are awarded the
                degree Bc. They can then continue their studies in a two-year Master’s programme to be
                awarded the degree Mgr. (Law).
               Students may undertake doctoral studies (Ph.D.) at the Bratislava School of Law.
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4.3     Schools teaching in foreign languages

4.3.1   1st International School of Ostrava, www.is-ostrava.cz

The 1st International School of Ostrava was opened in September 2005. It consists of an International
Primary School (for ages 4 – 11), an English-Czech Secondary School (for ages 12 – 19), and a centre
providing adult education courses (“for ages 3 – 100”). Both schools work closely together to achieve a
common goal: to provide education in the English language for all age ranges, from kindergarten level to
school-leaving age, and for people of all nationalities. Adult education courses are designed to respond to the
needs of the job market, making full use of modern teaching methods and multimedia tools. The schools
strive to provide the highest possible standard of education as well as involving students and their parents in
a wide range of social activities. The school currently has 260 pupils.

On 11 May 2011 the 1st International School of Ostrava (ISO) received accreditation to provide the globally
renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). This programme is currently offered by
seven schools in the Czech Republic (all in Prague except the ISO). The IB DP is the most prestigious
secondary qualification in the world, and is recognized by top global universities including Harvard,
Cambridge and many more. The ISO’s accreditation represents a major step forward for the entire region.
The first graduates of the IB DP will complete their studies in June 2013. School fees are CZK 160 000.

International Primary School

The International Primary School at the 1st International School of Ostrava opened its doors in September
2008 and offers full primary-level education for both Czech and foreign students. In its first year the school
had six classes and a kindergarten for four year-olds in a newly reconstructed building in central Ostrava.
The school follows the International Primary Curriculum and the National Curriculum of England and
Wales. It caters for children of all nationalities aged between 4 and 11. Prior knowledge of English is not
necessary.
The school is registered with the (Qualifications and Curriculum Authority – no. 1350016) and is a Regular
Member of the Council of International Schools and the Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

English-Czech Secondary School

The English-Czech Secondary School opened its doors in September 2005. It is registered with the Czech
Ministry of Education. The school consists of the Middle School for Juniors (ages 11–15) and the Upper
School for Seniors (ages 15–19). Students are prepared for the Czech ‘maturita’ school-leaving examination.
In the future, the school aims to become an authorized International Baccalaureate World School. Currently
the secondary school has 261 students. The majority of lessons are taught in English. The school also
prepares pupils for IGCSE, SAT, GED and IELTS examinations.

Education Centre of Ostrava

The Education Centre of Ostrava provides adult education courses as part of the 1st International School of
Ostrava and is involved in a Europe-wide, EU-funded project through the Operational Programme Human
Resources Development (priority Adaptability and Entrepreneurship). The project helps companies and
employees to acquire foreign language skills tailored to their own particular specialist area.

4.3.2   Primary School and Nursery School Ostrava, Ostrčilova 1, www.zsostrcilova.cz

The Primary School and Nursery School Ostrava, Ostrčilova 1 is a state school and operates as a faculty
school for the University of Ostrava. Lessons are taught both in Czech and in bilingual form (Czech-
English). The school caters for Czech children and the children of foreign citizens (age groups from 3 to 15).
It is a modern educational institution offering an environment where different cultures come together
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naturally. The school’s long-term aim is to offer high-quality education which is renowned among parents
and teachers alike.
The school is based in central Ostrava at a modern site with well-equipped classrooms and sports facilities.

Additional programmes:
        Baby Club – English courses for children (ages 2–3) and their parents
        Jolly Phonics – first lessons in English reading and writing (at the Nursery School)
        My First School – preparatory course for future first-year students

Additional facilities and activities:
        Teacher training facilities
        Research workplace for Trondheim University College and the College of Early Childhood
         Education (Trondheim, Norway)
        Creator of nationally used language teaching materials
        Listed by the Moravian-Silesian Regional Authority as a provider of primary education to the
         children of parents who are citizens of other EU countries

The school uses Czech and international curricula. In June 2009 it became a member of the Council of
International Schools (CIS), setting a quality benchmark which the school must maintain in the future. The
CIT is an association of 600 schools and 450 faculties or universities throughout the world, and offers
excellent opportunities to develop international cooperation.

4.3.3    MONTY Education System, www.montyskola.cz

MONTY is a complete education system comprising a crèche, a kindergarten, a top-quality English-Czech
primary school, and a range of language courses for children. Children’s knowledge is assessed using
Cambridge examinations.

The crèche and kindergarten offer high-quality English teaching and child care facilities for ages 1 to 6. The
highly qualified teachers – including native speakers – make full use of the excellent facilities of the unique
MONTY education system.

In September 2008 the Monty School – a bilingual English-Czech private primary school – was opened in
Ostrava-Poruba. The Monty School abides by all the key principles of the Monty philosophy – classes with
limited numbers of pupils, contextual and bilingual learning, contact with native speakers in and out of class,
a wide range of in-school leisure activities, and two teachers per class. The school guarantees that tuition fees
will not increase by more than 10% from enrollment in the first year to the end of the pupil’s time at Monty.

4.3.4    Hladnov Secondary Grammar School, Slezská Ostrava, www.hladnov.cz

The Hladnov Secondary Grammar School is the first bilingual grammar school in the Moravian-Silesian
Region. It offers intensive Spanish language studies and also teaches other subjects in Spanish. Currently the
school has 501 students in 5 different year groups.

Students can choose from the following study programmes:

        Secondary Grammar School – general: full-time studies (4 years)
        Secondary Grammar School – modern languages: full-time studies (4 years)
        Secondary Grammar School – selected subjects taught in a foreign language (Czech-Spanish studies,
         6 years)
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Students of the 4-year programmes can choose either a general programme or a modern language-focused
programme with emphasis on English language. Students choose their second foreign language from four
options: German, French, Spanish or Russian.

The 6-year programme focuses on Spanish language teaching; the second foreign language is English. The
first two years include extra Spanish language instruction; from the third year onwards Spanish is the
teaching medium for history, geography, mathematics, physics and chemistry. The programme provides a
general education, with various subjects enabling graduates to apply for places at all types of universities.
Students are prepared for the D.E.L.E. international language examinations, which facilitate studies at
universities abroad and boost employability on the European job market.

4.3.5   Pavel Tigrid Grammar School, Ostrava-Poruba, www.jazgym-ostrava.cz

The school was founded on 1 September 1991. The curriculum focuses mainly on foreign language teaching,
which accounts for one third of all teaching time in both the 4-year and 6-year programmes. During this
tuition, students are systematically prepared for internationally recognized language examinations in English
(Cambridge FCE), French (DALF and DELF) and German (Goethe-Zertifikat). Since 1 September 2009 the
school has been listed as a centre for the international German language examination Deutsches
Sprachdiplom, which certifies language knowledge on Level C1 of the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages.

Students of the 4-year programme study two foreign languages from their first year onwards. The first
(known as the ‘profile language’) is chosen by applicants from three modern languages – English, German or
French.

The 6-year programme focuses on the French language. French is the profile language, and the second
foreign language is English. On the basis of a ruling by the Ministry of Education (16 January 2008), some
subjects (geography and history seminars) or parts of some subjects (geography and history) are taught to
higher year groups in French.

4.4     Other schools in Ostrava

4.4.1   PORG private primary school and secondary school, www.porg.cz

The Ostrava branch of the PORG primary school and secondary school will open in September 2011 on
Rostislavova Street in the Vítkovice district of the city.

PORG was established in Prague in 1990. It was the first non-state school to be opened in the Czech
Republic since 1948, and paved the way for the foundation of other private schools throughout the country.
The school played a consulting role in the creation of legislation governing private education, and pioneered
a range of new teaching methods and didactic approaches.

PORG provides a general education with a particular focus on achieving an ideal balance between
humanities and scientific subjects in the curriculum. The school also gives students space to develop their
own particular interests through a range of optional subjects in the higher year groups.
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5        Economy
Ostrava’s economy was historically based on coal mining and related branches of heavy industry – iron,
steel, coke, chemicals, mechanical engineering, power generation and construction. The last coal was mined
in Ostrava in 1994, but other industries – especially metallurgy and mechanical engineering – remain a
strong and vital part of the local economy. In recent years the Ostrava region has become a major centre of
the car industry and other transport-related manufacturing.

These sectors are still undergoing a process of transformation and restructuring, while the city’s economy
has expanded to include new branches of manufacturing and services as well as new technologies.

Ostrava’s economy has boomed in recent years, with a major influx of investment in industrial zones,
property development, hotels and other sectors. Many major international companies have set up branches in
the city, with some taking advantage of state incentives to invest in Ostrava and the surrounding area
(Hyundai, Multi Development, CTP Invest, PEGATRON Czech, SungWoo Hitech, Briggs & Stratton,
ArcelorMittal, Tieto Czech). The aviation company Job Air has built the largest aircraft service and repair
centre in Central Europe at the nearby Mošnov airport. Ostrava is also home to important clusters in the IT
industry, mechanical engineering, the automotive industry and other sectors.

The local economy has felt the effects of the global recession. Many local employers are large export-driven
companies operating in sectors that have suffered most from the economic downturn. Although there are
now signs of recovery (with increased production levels and a rise in exports, especially to Germany),
companies continue to take a cautious approach to hiring new employees. Reduced demand for products and
services has forced many companies to cut back on production – and this has had a knock-on effect on their
suppliers.

5.1     Businesses by sector, 2010 (number)

sector                                                                                            number
- agriculture, forestry, fishing                                                                      680
- industry (total)                                                                                  7 562
- construction, civil engineering                                                                   6 847
- motor vehicles – sales and repair                                                                20 488
- catering and accommodation                                                                        3 048
- transport, storage and communications                                                             2 177
- financial services                                                                                1 009
- real estate, business services, research & development                                           18 429
- public administration, defence                                                                        68
- education                                                                                         1 308
- health care, veterinary and social services                                                       1 124
- other public and social services                                                                  6 341
- production and distribution of electricity, gas and water                                             65
 Source: Czech Statistical Office Ostrava, data as of 31 December 2010
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5.2    Types of businesses by legal status, 2010

state-owned companies                                                                                    9
other commercial companies (incl. joint-stock companies)                                            11 028
joint-stock companies                                                                                1 244
cooperatives                                                                                         1 042
sole traders                                                                                        48 457
sole traders (agriculture)                                                                             105
professionals other than sole traders (doctors, lawyers, architects etc.)                            2 600
other (budgetary organizations, contributory organizations, foundations, schools,
                                                                                                      7 703
foreign citizens, associations, Church organizations etc.)
 Source: Czech Statistical Office Ostrava, data as of 31 December 2010

5.3    Largest employers in Ostrava (number of employees)

1)
                                                       ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.
Company:
                                                       www.arcelormittal.com/ostrava
Address:                                               Vratimovská 689/117, Ostrava-Kunčice, 707 02
Sector:                                                metallurgy
                                                       metallurgical production, manufacturing of finished
Core business/activity:                                metallurgical products, mechanical engineering
                                                       production
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                       5 577
as of 31 December 2010:



2)
                                                       Ostrava Faculty Hospital (Fakultní nemocnice
Company:                                               Ostrava)
                                                       www.fnspo.cz
Address:                                               Tř.17. listopadu 1790/5, Ostrava-Poruba, 708 52
Sector:                                                health care
Core business/activity:                                health care provision
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                        3 198
as of 31 December 2010:



3)
                                                       VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
Company:
                                                       www.vsb.cz
Address:                                               Tř. 17. listopadu 2172/15, Ostrava-Poruba, 708 33
Sector:                                                education
Core business/activity:                                university education
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                       2 361
as of 31 December 2010:
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4)
                                 Ostrava Public Transport Corporation (Dopravní
Company:                         podnik Ostrava a.s.)
                                 www.dpo.cz
Address:                         Poděbradova 494/2, Moravská Ostrava, 701 71
Sector:                          transport and communications
Core business/activity:          public transport provision
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 2 214
as of 31 December 2010:

5)
                                  Tieto Czech s. r. o.
Company:
                                  www.tieto.cz
                                  Varenská 2723/51, Ostrava-Moravská Ostrava,
Address:
                                  70200
Sector:                           trade
                                  retail, software sales, data processing, databanking,
Core business/activity:
                                  network administration
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                  1 859
as of 31 December 2010:

6)
                                  Ostrava City Hospital (Městská nemocnice
Company:                          Ostrava)
                                  www.mnof.cz
Address:                          Nemocniční 898/20, Moravská Ostrava, 728 80
Sector:                           health care
Core business/activity:           health care provision
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                  1 781
as of 31 December 2010:

7)
                                  VÍTKOVICE HEAVY MACHINERY a.s.
Company:
                                  www.vitkovicemachinery.com
Address:                          Ruská 2887/101, Ostrava-Vítkovice, 706 02
Sector:                           mechanical engineering
                                  mechanical engineering and metallurgical
Core business/activity:
                                  production
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                  1 580
as of 31 December 2010:

8)
                                 SUNGWOO HITECH s.r.o.
Company:
                                 www.swhitech.com
Address:                         Na Rovince 895, Ostrava-Hrabová, 720 00
Sector:                          automotive
Core business/activity:          auto body production
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 490
as of 31 December 2010:
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9)
                                 VÍTKOVICE POWER ENGINEERING a.s.
Company:                         www.vitkovice.com
Address:                         Ruská 1142/30, Ostrava-Vítkovice, 706 00
Sector:                          mechanical engineering
Core business/activity:          mechanical engineering, wholesale
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 459
as of 31 December 2010:


10)
                                 Czech Post Office (North Moravia region)
Company:                         (Česká pošta, s.p., Region Severní Morava)
                                 www.ceskaposta.cz
Address:                         Poštovní 1368/20, Moravská Ostrava, 728 60
Sector:                          transport and communications
Core business/activity:          postal services
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 422
as of 31 December 2010:



11)
                                 PEGATRON Czech, s.r.o.
Company:
                                 www.asus.cz
Address:                         Na Rovince 862, Ostrava-Hrabová, 720 00
Sector:                          electrical engineering
                                 production of computers and computer
Core business/activity:
                                 peripherals
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 329
as of 31 December 2010:


12)
                                 EVRAZ VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s.
Company:
                                 www.vitkovicesteel.com
Address:                         Štramberská 2871/47, Ostrava-Hulváky, 709 00
Sector:                          metallurgy
                                 metallurgical production, manufacture and
Core business/activity:
                                 processing
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 296
as of 31 December 2010:



13)
                                 H R U Š K A , spol. s r.o.
Company:
                                 http://hruska.info
Address:                         Na Hrázi 3228/2, Ostrava-Martinov, 723 05
Sector:                          trade
Core business/activity:          retail, sale of fruit and vegetables
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 183
as of 31 December 2010:
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14)
Company:                                             ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Ostrava a.s.
                                                     www.arcelormittal.com
Address:                                             Vratimovská 689/117, Ostrava-Kunčice, 707 02

Sector:                                              metallurgy

Core business/activity:                              production of steel tubes
Number of employees in Ostrava                       1 056
as of 31 December 2010:



15)
                                                     OKK Koksovny, a.s.
Company:
                                                     www.koksovny.cz
Address:                                             Koksární 1112, Ostrava-Přívoz, 702 24
Sector:                                              solid and gas fuel processing
                                                     production of coke and other related chemical
Core business/activity:
                                                     products
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                     824
as of 31 December 2010:


16)
                                                     Hutní montáže a.s.
Company:
                                                     www.hutnimontaze.com
Address:                                             Ruská 1162/60, Ostrava-Vítkovice, 703 83
Sector:                                              metal products and structures (except machinery)
                                                     installation, repair and maintenance of industrial
Core business/activity:                              and power generation equipment and
                                                     infrastructure
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                      810
as of 31 December 2010:
Source: Ostrava Job Centre – Number of employees in the Ostrava district
The data do not include large companies registered in Ostrava but with a workforce predominantly outside
the city.


5.4    Largest foreign-owned companies in Ostrava (number of employees)

1)
                                                     ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.
Company:
                                                     www.arcelormittal.com/ostrava
Address:                                             Vratimovská 689/117, Ostrava-Kunčice, 707 02
Sector:                                              metallurgy
                                                     metallurgical production, manufacturing of finished
Core business/activity:                              metallurgical products, mechanical engineering
                                                     production
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                     5 577
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                                             India
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2)
                                 Tieto Czech s .r. o.
Company:
                                 www.tieto.cz
                                 Varenská 2723/51, Ostrava-Moravská Ostrava,
Address:
                                 702 00
Sector:                          trade
                                 retail, software sales, data processing,
Core business/activity:
                                 databanking, network administration
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 859
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Finland



3)
                                 SUNGWOO HITECH s.r.o.
Company:
                                 www.swhitech.com
Address:                         Na Rovince 895, Ostrava-Hrabová, 720 00
Sector:                          automotive
Core business/activity:          auto body production
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 490
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Korea


4)
                                 PEGATRON Czech, s.r.o.
Company:
                                 www.asus.cz
Address:                         Na Rovince 862, Ostrava-Hrabová, 720 00
Sector:                          electrical engineering
                                 production of computers and computer
Core business/activity:
                                 peripherals
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 1 329
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Taiwan



5)
                                 Dalkia Česká republika, a .s.
Company:
                                 www.dalkia.cz
Address:                         28. října 3123/152, Ostrava-Mar. Hory, 709 74
Sector:                          energy
                                 production and distribution of electricity, gas and
Core business/activity:
                                 heat
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 791
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         France
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6)
                                 GE Money Multiservis, a. s.
Company:
                                 www.gemoney.cz
Address:                         Vyskočilova 1422/1a, Praha-Michle, 140 28
Sector:                          finance
Core business/activity:          financial services
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 745
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         USA


7)
                                 KES – kabelové a elektronické systémy, s.r.o.
Company:
                                 www.kes.cz
Address:                         Popinecká 983/30, Vratimov, 739 32
Sector:                          automotive
Core business/activity:          cable production
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 622
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Austria


8)
                                 Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s.
Company:
                                 www.telefonica-o2.cz
Address:                         1. máje 2673/3, Ostrava–Mar. Hory, 709 00
Sector:                          transport and communications
Core business/activity:          telecommunications services
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 501
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Spain


9)
                                 Tesco Stores ČR a. s.
Company:
                                 www.itesco.cz
Address:                         Vršovická 1527/68b, Praha-Vršovice, 100 00
Sector:                          trade
Core business/activity:          retail
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 497
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         United Kingdom
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10)
                                 ITT Holdings Czech Republic, s. r. o.
Company:
                                 www.itt.com
Address:                         Na Rovince 913, Ostrava-Hrabová, 720 00
Sector:                          automotive
Core business/activity:          production of vehicle accessories
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 489
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Luxembourg


11)
                                 GLOBUS ČR, k. s.
Company:
                                 www.globus.cz
Address:                         Kostelecká 822/75, Praha-Čakovice, 196 00
Sector:                          trade
Core business/activity:          retail
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 420
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Germany


12)
                                 AHOLD Czech Republic, a..s.
Company:
                                 www.ahold.cz
Address:                         Slavíčkova 827/1a, Brno-sever-Lesná, 638 00
Sector:                          trade
Core business/activity:          retail
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 392
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         The Netherlands


13)
                                 Ostrava Water and Sewerage (Ostravské
Company:                         vodárny a kanalizace a. s.)
                                 www.ovak.cz
Address:                         Nádražní 28/3114, Moravská Ostrava, 729 71
Sector:                          services
                                 production and distribution of water, waste water
Core business/activity:
                                 drainage and treatment
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                 381
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                         Czech Republic / France
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14)
                                                    Hayes Lemmerz Alukola, s.r.o.
Company:
                                                    www.hayes-lemmerz.com
Address:                                            Vratimovská 704, Ostrava-Kunčice, 707 00
Sector:                                             automotive
Core business/activity:                             production of car accessories
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                    364
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                                            Germany


15)
                                                    BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o.
Company:
                                                    www.bc-mchz.cz
Address:                                            Chemická 1/2039, Ostrava-Mar. Hory, 709 03
Sector:                                             chemicals
Core business/activity:                             chemical production
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                    359
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                                            Hungary


16)
                                                    Hayes Lemmerz Autokola, a.s.
Company:
                                                    www.hayes-lemmerz.com
Address:                                            Vratimovská 707, Ostrava-Kunčice, 707 00
Sector:                                             automotive
Core business/activity:                             production of car wheels and accessories
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                    339
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                                            USA, Germany


17)
                                                    Kaufland Česká republika v. o. s.
Company:
                                                    www.kaufland-online.cz
Address:                                            Pod Višňovkou 25, Praha-Krč, 140 00
Sector:                                             trade
Core business/activity:                             retail
Number of employees in Ostrava
                                                   321
as of 31 December 2010:
Country:                                           Germany
Source: Ostrava Job Centre – Number of employees in the Ostrava district
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5.5   Largest civil engineering / building companies in Ostrava (number of
      employees)
1)
                                          VOKD, a.s.
Company:
                                          www.vokd.cz
Address:                                  Nákladní 3179/1, Ostrava 2, 702 00
Total number of employees
                                          655
as of 31 December 2010:
Employees in Ostrava:                     242


2)
                                          Eiffage Construction Česká republika, s.r.o.
Company:
                                          www.tchas.cz (previously TCHAS)
Address:                                  Francouzská 6167, Ostrava-Poruba, 708 00
Total number of employees
                                          504
as of 31 December 2010:
Employees in Ostrava:                     442
Country:                                  France


3)
                                          EUROVIA, a.s.
Company:
                                          www. eurovia.cz
Address:                                  Starobělská 56, Ostrava-Zábřeh, 704 16
Total number of employees
                                          395
as of 31 December 2010:
Employees in Ostrava:                     336
Source: Ostrava Job Centre
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6        Labour force
Ostrava is the capital city of the Moravian-Silesian Region. It is the Czech Republic’s third largest city in
terms of population and the second largest in the country in terms of area. Since 1990 Ostrava’s economy has
undergone a wide-ranging process of restructuring which has brought the loss of thousands of jobs but has
also changed the city’s face dramatically. In 2004 the rate of unemployment began to fall, even though the
effects of the economic transformation were still being felt. Since 2008, the global financial and economic
crisis has left its mark on Ostrava, pushing unemployment up again; this trend continued in 2010.

6.1      Labour force by sector – number of employees (in companies with 26 or more
         employees, 2009–2010)

                                                                  data as of 31 December      difference
sector
                                                                       2009          2010     2010–2009
Agriculture, forestry, fishing                                           221           203           -18
Mining                                                                   726           651           -75
Manufacturing                                                         32 783        33 073          +290
           food, drink, tobacco                                        1 455         1 430           -25
           textiles, clothing, leather                                    53            48            -5
           wood products, paper and paper products, printing
                                                                       1 005           938            -67
           and mass production of recorded media
           coke and refined oil products                               1 049           824          -225
           chemicals                                                     596           579           -17
           pharmaceuticals                                                 0             0             0
           rubber, plastic, other non-metallic mineral products        1 599         1 622           +23
of which basic metals, metal processing, casting, metal
                                                                      15 773        16 184          +411
           structures and products except machinery
           computers, electronic and optical machinery                 1 674         1 653            -21
           electrical equipment                                        1 259          1218            -41
           other machinery                                             3 026         3 031             +5
           vehicle production (except motorcycles), trailers,
                                                                       5 285         5 539          +254
           other vehicles and equipment
           furniture, other manufacturing, repairs and
                                                                           9             7             -2
           installation of machinery and equipment
Production and distribution of electricity, gas, heat, air
                                                                       1 666         1 599            -67
conditioning
Water supply, waste water treatment, waste management                  1 998         2 023           +25
Construction and civil engineering                                     5 310         4 933          -377
Retail, wholesale, repairs and maintenance of motor vehicles           7 517         7 101          -416
Freight and storage                                                    8 272         8 007          -265
Accommodation, catering, hospitality                                   1 337         1 196          -141
Information and communications                                         3 590         3 978          +388
Finance and insurance                                                  2 442         2 459           +17
Real estate services                                                     732           643           -89
Professional, scientific and technical activities                      1 656         1 675           +19
Administrative and auxiliary                                           3 160         3 030          -130
Public administration, defence, mandatory social welfare               7 897         7 729          -168
Education                                                             10 590        10 625           +35
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Health care and social services                                          9 526             9 657                 +131
Culture, entertainment, recreation                                       1 681             1 621                  -60
Other activities                                                           902               880                  -22
Activities of households as employers, households producing
                                                                               0                  0                  0
unspecified products and services for own use
Activities of organizations and bodies outside Czech territory                 0                  0                  0
Total                                                                  102 006           101 083                 -923
Source: Ostrava Job Centre

6.2    Employment trends in Ostrava, 2003–2010

indicator                                                data as of 31 December
(total number)                  2003     2004      2005       2006       2007          2008       2009           2010
companies with 26 or
                              100 265   97 240    97 157     97 184    103 367       105 881   102 006         101 083
more employees
self-employed                 25 136    23 592    22 607    23 485     24 770        25 160    25 269
                                                                                                               26 295
registered job-seekers        29 470    28 892    25 901    22 750     17 853        15 362    20 400          21 732
vacancies                        670       909     1 044     3 523      4 247         4 272       889           1 441
job-seekers per vacancy         44.0      31.8      24.8         6.5         4.2         3.6          22.9       15.1
Source: Ostrava Job Centre

6.3    Unemployment trends in Ostrava, 2006–2010

area                     31. 12. 2006    31. 12. 2007       31. 12. 2008           31. 12. 2009         31. 12. 2010
Ostrava                       13.3                 9.4                 8.4                11.3                    11.7
Moravian-
                              12.6                 9.6                 8.5                12.1                    11.9
Silesian Region
Czech Republic                 7.7                 6.0                 6.0                 9.2                     9.0
Ostrava’s
ranking among
all Job Centres in       9th place          11th place        16th place             25th place              21st place
the Czech
Republic
Source: Ostrava Job Centre
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                                  Unemployment rate 2006–2010


        14.0%

        12.0%

        10.0%

        8.0%

        6.0%

        4.0%

        2.0%

        0.0%
                31.12.2006       31.12.2007        31.12.2008     31.12.2009          31.12.2010


                      Ostrava            Moravian-Silesian Reg.     Czech Republic




6.4      Job applicants in Ostrava by age, 2007–2010

                          31.12.2007              31.12.2008          31.12.2009               31.12.2010
age
                       total       %           total      %         total        %           total      %
19 and under           808        4.5          800       5.2        922         4.5          931       4.3
20-24                1 550        8.7         1 481      9.6       2 174       10.7         2 457     11.3
25-29                1 704        9.5         1 556     10.1       2 250       11.0         2 399     11.0
30-34                2 099       11.8         1 747     11.4       2 456       12.0         2 575     11.9
35-39                1 905       10.7         1 649     10.7       2 321       11.4         2 500     11.5
40-44                2 040       11.4         1 665     10.8       2 173       10.7         2 282     10.5
45-49                1 959       11.0         1 671     10.9       2 193       10.8         2 399     11.0
50-54                2 923       16.4         2 335     15.2       2 632       12.9         2 681     12.3
55-59                2 238       12.5         1 878     12.2       2 558       12.5         2 793     12.9
60-64                  613        3.4          571       3.7        704         3.5          700       3.2
65 and over              14       0.1             9      0.1          17        0.1            15      0.1
Total                17 853     100.0     15 362       100.0      20 400    100.0         21 732     100.0
Source: Ostrava Job Centre
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6.5    Education of job applicants in Ostrava, 2004–2010

level of                 31. 12. 2004         31. 12. 2005        31. 12. 2006      31. 12. 2007       31. 12. 2008     31. 12. 2009      31. 12. 2010
education
(according to            total      %         total     %         total      %      total      %      total      %      total      %      total      %
ISCED97*)
no education               75     0.3          56      0.2          57      0.3       36      0.2       32      0.2       35      0.2       28      0.1
basic education        10 208    35.3       9 530     36.8       8 750     38.5    6 901     38.7    5 953     38.8    7 056     34.6    7 449     34.3
secondary
                       12 322    42.6      10 898     42.1       9 329     41.0    7 242     40.6    6 080     39.6    8 519     41.8    8 930     41.1
vocational
secondary
vocational with
‘maturita’ school-      4 383    15.2       3 808     14.7       3 226     14.2    2 557     14.3    2 206     14.4    3 314     16.2    3 650     16.8
leaving
examination
secondary
                          851      2.9        727      2.8         620      2.7     446       2.5     385       2.5     501       2.5     557       2.6
general
tertiary                1 053      3.7        882      3.4         768      3.4     671       3.8     706       4.6     975       4.8    1 118      5.1
Total                  28 892 100.0          25 901 100.0        22 750   100.0   17 853    100.0   15 362    100.0   20 400    100.0   21 732    100.0
Source: Ostrava Job Centre
*) ISCED 97: International Standard Classification of Education 1997
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6.6     Foreigners and the labour market in the Czech Republic

There are essentially two groups of foreign workers in the Czech Republic. The first consists of citizens from
European Union member states and countries of the European Economic Area (EEA – Norway,
Liechtenstein, Iceland), Switzerland, and their families. For this group there are no restrictions on working in
the Czech Republic; Czech employment law does not consider them to be ‘foreign nationals’. Employers
must inform job centres of their employment, but no work permits are required.

The second group consists of foreign nationals from other countries (‘third countries’), who require a work
permit and a resident permit (visa) to work legally in the Czech Republic. Whether a work permit is issued
depends on the situation on the labour market; foreigners may obtain a permit if the vacancy cannot be filled
otherwise due to a lack of candidates with the necessary qualifications or a temporary shortage of labour.

(When ruling on work permits, each application is carefully considered in order to ascertain whether the
vacancy could be filled by a Czech national. Most applications are for positions requiring few or no
qualifications. The main reasons for approving applications are the lack of qualified Czech candidates for the
position and/or the unsuitability of Czech candidates due to a lack of professional experience and language
skills.)

Foreign citizens on the Czech labour market
                                       data as of
indicator (total number)
                                              31. 12. 2008                31. 12. 2009         31. 12. 2010
Ostrava                                              4 773                       4 259                4 716
Moravian-Silesian Region                           14 180                      12 025               13 165
Czech Republic (total)                             284 551                     230 709               215 367
Source: Ostrava Job Centre analysis, February 2011

6.6.1   Foreign citizens on the labour market in Ostrava

At the end of 2010 the Ostrava Job Centre’s register of foreign employees listed 4 023 citizens of EU and
EEA member states and Switzerland, of which 3 134 were Slovak citizens. During 2010 there was a rise in
the number of EU/EEA/Swiss citizens employed in Ostrava; the total number rose by 501 (including +414
Slovak and +60 Polish citizens).

Foreign employees from EU/EEA member states and Switzerland
                                    as of                                                12/2010–12/2009
indicator (total number)
                                     31. 12. 2008 31. 12. 2009 31. 12. 2010                  total        %
valid work permit                             773          509          337                  -172      -33.8
registered employed citizens from
EU/EEA member states and                    3 843        3 522        4 023                  +501     +14.2
Switzerland
foreign citizens registered in
accordance with Section 98 a) – e),           157          227          355                  +128     +56.4
j) – p), Labour Code
‘green card’ system                             0            1            1                      0         -
Total                                       4 773              4 259            4 716        +457     +10.7
Source: Ostrava Job Centre analysis, February 2011
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Foreign employees from EU / EEA and Switzerland in Ostrava since 2004

                     Foreign employees from EU / EEA and Switzerland in Ostrava since 2004

                                                                          3 843                              4 023
    4 000
                                                                                         3 522
    3 500                                                 3 431
                                                3 183
                    3 045
    3 000
                                  2 668
    2 500

    2 000

    1 500

    1 000
                                                                    773
                            514           564           612                        509
        500                                                                                            337      355
              148                                                            157            227
                       29            55            69         92                                  1                   1
         0
              31. 12. 2004 31. 12. 2005 31. 12. 2006 31. 12. 2007 31. 12. 2008 31. 12. 2009 31. 12. 2010
                  valid work permit
                  registered EU/EEA/Switzerland
                  registration – Section 98 a) – e), j) – p) , Labour Code
                  green card system
Source: Ostrava Job Centre

Registered foreign employees from EU / EEA and Switzerland – breakdown by citizenship
State              as of                       31.12.2008         31.12.2009          31.12.2010
Slovakia                                                           3 026                    2 720                         3 134
Poland                                                              586                          558                       618
Bulgaria                                                             67                           51                        63
France                                                               24                          42                         30
Germany                                                              25                                                     29
Romania                                                                -                         29                         28
United Kingdom                                                       26                           24                        19
Hungary                                                              17                          20                         17
Spain                                                                10                           11                        15
Italy                                                                 7                          11                         12
Austria                                                               9                           9                         10
Portugal                                                              9                                                      9
Greece                                                                 -                          8                          9
Lithuania                                                             6                           7                          8
Finland                                                               5                           6                          3
other                                                                26                           26                        19
Total                                                              3 843                    3 522                         4 023
Source: Ostrava Job Centre analysis, February 2011
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The most widely represented sectors and professions among EU/EEA/Swiss citizens employed in Ostrava
are manufacturing, civil engineering, health care and social care, information technologies, and employees
contracted to work in various fields via intermediary personnel agencies.
Number of valid work permits issued to foreign citizens (not citizens of EU / EEA and Switzerland) –
breakdown by citizenship

State            as of                            31.12.2008        31.12.2009            31.12.2010
Ukraine                                                 459                 355                   178
Korea                                                    37                  47                    53
India                                                    35                  15                    22
USA                                                      17                  12                    20
Thailand                                                  2                   7                    17
Taiwan                                                   21                  15                    11
China                                                    15                  10                     8
Belarus                                                  15                   9                     7
Macedonia                                                15                   3                     3
Serbia                                                   15                   2                     3
Russia                                                    9                   6                     2
New Zealand                                               3                   1                     2
Vietnam                                                  51                   0                     2
Kosovo                                                   57                   7                     1
other                                                    22                  20                     8
Total                                                   773                 509                   337
Source: Ostrava Job Centre analysis, February 2011

The most frequent professions among non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens are as masseurs (Thai massage
specialists), language teaching and management positions in foreign-owned companies.
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7       Average wages, taxation
7.1     Average pre-tax monthly wage, 2002–2010

 Area                                       Average pre-tax monthly wage (CZK)
                        2002     2003      2004     2005      2006     2007      2008     2009        2010
 Ostrava              16 609   17 576    18 643   19 910      *)       *)        *)       *)          *)
 Moravian-
                       14 910 15 851 16 914 17 618 18 709 20 059 21 464                  22 042     23 158
 Silesian Region
 Prague                19 901 21 073 22 443 23 792 25 272 26 816 29 233                  30 170     29 744
 Czech Republic        16 191 17 683 18 707 19 872 20 969 22 383 23 329                  24 421     24 287
*) Data on the average pre-tax monthly wage was collected for Ostrava only up to 2005.
Source: Czech Statistical Office

7.2     Pre-tax monthly wages in the Moravian-Silesian Region – breakdown by
         employment sub-categories, 2010

                                                                     Private sector               State sector
Employment sub-category
                                                                  Median pre-tax monthly wage (CZK)
Directors and presidents of large organizations, companies                110 879                44 263
Public sector management, state authority management                                             36 405
Management in municipal authorities                                                              37 737
Management in agriculture, forestry, fishing                               41 022
Management in production                                                   54 759
Management in civil engineering and surveying                              48 809
Management in wholesale and retail                                         20 312
Management in transport and telecommunications                             28 342                37 243
Management in finance and economic divisions                               58 640                34 240
Management in IT divisions                                                 51 173                40 538
Management in research and development divisions                           48 357
Statisticians                                                              31 493
Programmers                                                                34 511                29 452
IT designers and analysts                                                  38 159                29 856
Civil engineers and architects                                             37 730                28 005
Mechanical designers and engineers                                         31 183
Other architects, designers and technical engineers                        36 484                33 173
Medical practitioners (except dentists)                                    48 264                48 580
Academics                                                                  34 111
Primary school teachers                                                                          25 319
Accounting, finance, taxation – qualified                                  35 007                26 537
HR and personnel – qualified                                               33 205                25 179
Banking and insurance – qualified                                          28 924
Other qualified employees                                                  36 525                25 594
Lawyers and legal advisors (except advocacy and court
                                                                              46 988                   31 557
system)
Economists – academics, specialists, experts                                  32 791                   26 291
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Qualified administrative employees                               26 492   23 678
Civil engineering technicians                                    32 493   25 109
Electrical engineering technicians                               32 932
Mechanical engineering technicians                               28 673
IT operators                                                     21 176   22 938
Industrial machine operators                                     25 626
Safety and quality control technicians                           24 831   22 543
Nursing staff                                                    22 022   26 206
Sales representatives, sales consultants                         30 828
Sales agents                                                     25 666   20 959
Advertising employees                                            25 893
Accounting, invoicing, budgeting, calculations – qualified
                                                                 23 727   23 269
employees
Other qualified administrative employees                         24 094   23 380
Office and clerical, text processing                             19 112   17 386
Secretaries                                                      20 011   20 414
Warehouse clerical                                               18 801   17 628
Production clerical (e.g. production planners)                   22 482
Transport and freight clerical (dispatchers, controllers etc.)   26 098   22 243
Cashiers – retail, catering etc.                                 13 872
Receptionists                                                    15 862   14 946
Cooks                                                            12 623   14 150
Waiters, waitresses                                              13 169   15 563
Shop assistants                                                  12 680
Bricklayers, masons, plasterers                                  21 793   17 432
Joiners, carpenters                                              21 476
Construction site fitters                                        25 190   16 856
Plumbers, locksmiths, roofers, pipe layers                       23 313   19 379
Electricians                                                     24 515   20 543
Welders, cutters                                                 23 301
Toolmakers, metalworkers, locksmiths                             24 222   17 746
Mechanics for lathes, agricultural and industrial machinery      24 569
Electrical mechanics and repair services                         26 070   20 076
Operators of automatic or semi-automatic lathes                  20 830
Production line workers (machinery, vehicles)                    19 825
Production line workers (electrical equipment)                   22 400
Production line workers (electronics)                            12 978
Production line workers (metal, rubber, plastics)                13 339
Goods vehicle drivers                                            20 373   21 036
Operators of cranes, lifting and handling machinery              21 382
Operators of fork lift trucks and other vehicles                 19 837   15 325
Auxiliary and cleaning staff – offices, hotels, hospitals etc.   10 509   12 009
Auxiliary and non-qualified construction site workers            19 787
Auxiliary and non-qualified handling and production line staff   16 609
Auxiliary and non-qualified transport, warehouse and
                                                                 16 673   13 017
telecommunications staff
Source: Ostrava Job Centre
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7.3        Taxation
Taxation conditions in Ostrava are the same as in the rest of the country. The basic tax rates are as follows:

Direct taxation                                        Rate
Personal income tax                                    15 % of tax base
Corporate income tax                                   19 % (except in special cases)
                                                       rates variable depending on classification according
Gift tax                                               to donor/recipient category and gift value (current
                                                       rates are published on www.mfcr.cz)
                                                       rates variable depending on classification according
Inheritance tax                                        to donor/recipient category and inheritance value
                                                       (current rates are published on www.mfcr.cz)
Real estate tax       – on land
                                                       Land tax
                      – on buildings
                                                       a) arable land, hop-gardens, vineyards, gardens,
                                                       fruit orchards 0.75 %
                                                       b) permanent grassland, economically exploited
                                                       forests and ponds with fish breeding 0.25 %
                                                       c) built-up land and courtyards 0.20 CZK / 1m²
                                                       d) building plots 2 CZK / 1m²
                                                       e) other taxable land 0.20 CZK / 1m²
                                                       Buildings tax:
                                                       rates per 1m² of built-up areas variable depending
                                                       on use (residential, recreational, commercial,
                                                       garage, apartment).
Coefficient for calculation of real estate tax for
                                                       3.5
Ostrava:
Real estate transfer tax                               3%
Road tax – cars                                        1 200 CZK–4 200 CZK
           – goods vehicles                            1 800 CZK–50 400 CZK
Indirect taxation                                      Rate
Excise:
- mineral oils                                         rates variable depending on type and purpose
                                                       (current rates are published on www.mfcr.cz)
- spirits – spirits present in products                28 500 CZK / hl ethanol
- spirits present in fruit-based spirits (grower-
distilled)                                             14 300 CZK / hl ethanol
- beer                                                 standard rate CZK 32/hl
- wine and related products                            2 340 CZK / hl
   – sparkling wines and related products              0 CZK / hl
   – still wines                                       fixed component 1.07 CZK / item + percentage
- tobacco products                                     component 28 % of consumer price; minimum tax
   – cigarettes                                        payable = 2.01 CZK / item
                                                       1.15 CZK / item
- cigars and cigarillos                                1 340 CZK / kg
- loose tobacco                                        standard rate 20 %
Value added tax                                        reduced rate 10 %

Source: Czech Republic Ministry of Finance 2010
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8       Information for investors
8.1     Investment incentives

8.1.1   Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation

The Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation is a successor to the Operational Programme
Industry and Enterprise, which was introduced after the Czech Republic’s European Union access for a
shortened programming period 2004-2006. The new Operational Programme was devised by the Czech
Ministry of Industry and Trade for the period 2007-2013 in accordance with the country’s key strategic
planning documents.
The global goal of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation is to boost the competitiveness of
Czech industry and services and to support the development of enterprise across the country. This global
goal is supported by individual specific goals, which are to be achieved via specially created support
programmes in each individual area. Information on the priority axes and current details of investment
incentives are available at the website www.czechinvest.org or via e-mail: pobidky@czechinvest.org.

8.1.2   CzechAccelerator 2011–2014

The CzechAccelerator project 2011 – 2014 is part of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation
2007 – 2013 (Consulting). The OP requires that the end product of the project should be located outside
Prague.
The key aim of the project is to support the development of Czech technological SMEs (small and medium
enterprises) on foreign markets by helping companies to commercialize their products and gain quicker
access to a global customer base. CzechAccelerator 2011 – 2014 is targeted primarily at companies working
in information technologies and telecommunications, scientific sectors, clean technologies and
nanotechnologies. To apply for funding, companies must have an innovative product ready to be launched on
foreign markets.
The pilot phase of the project took place at the Plug & Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley, which provides
facilities for over 250 start-up companies focusing on internet, mobile and wireless technologies plus social
networks. Silicon Valley is home to the head offices or development centres of major global IT companies –
Google, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Microsoft and more. For more information see
www.czechaccelerator.cz.

8.1.3   Investment incentives for the manufacturing sector

Manufacturing industry
Investors launching new production operations or expanding existing production capacities are eligible to
receive incentives according to the Act on investment incentives (no. 72/2000 as amended 2 July 2007),
provided that the investment exceeds CZK 50 million.

Available incentives
Corporate income tax reductions
     a complete tax holiday for 5 years (newly founded companies)
     a partial tax holiday for 5 years (expanding companies)
Financial support for new jobs created
     CZK 50 000 per new job created in regions worst affected by unemployment (A)
Financial support for training and retraining programmes
     covering 25 % of the costs of training and retraining programmes in regions worst affected by
        unemployment (A)
The total sum of all above-listed investment incentives (except training/retraining) may not exceed 40 % (60
% for small companies and 50 % for medium-sized companies) of investments in long-term tangible and
intangible assets.
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8.2     Credit ratings, macroeconomic indicators

8.2.1   Credit rating of the Czech Republic

The credit rating of the Czech Republic reflects the country’s creditworthiness on foreign markets. The
rating is based on the country’s perceived ability to uphold its financial obligations and to pay its debts on
time and in full.

Credit ratings place the borrower on a scale from AAA (the best rating, known as the benchmark)
downwards. The ratings are important in that borrowers with lower ratings than the benchmark (e.g. the
Czech Republic, with an A rating) pay ‘credit surcharges’ when issuing new bonds. This credit surcharge is
constantly changing, but remains on roughly the same level. The surcharge for the Czech Republic’s 10-year
issue is approx. 0.3 % p.a. above the European benchmark.


The Czech Republic has the following ratings for foreign-currency issues:

Rating agency                                   Rating                                              Outlook
Standard & Poor’s                               A                                                     stable
Moody’s                                         A1                                                    stable
Fitch IBCA                                      A+                                                    stable
Source: Czech National Bank


Ratings most similar to the Czech Republic’s (Standard & Poor’s)

EU countries                                   Rating
Slovakia                                       A+
Czech Republic                                 A
Malta                                          A
Estonia                                        A
Poland                                         A-
Source: Czech National Bank


8.2.2   Credit rating of the City of Ostrava

Rating agency                                  Rating                                               Outlook
Moody’s                                        A2                                                     stable
Standard & Poor’s                              A/A-1                                                  stable

City of Ostrava: Moody’s Investors Service report

In May 2010 Moody’s Investors Service confirmed the City of Ostrava’s current A2 rating for long-term
accounts payable. The outlook is ‘stable’; this reflects the agency’s confidence that no circumstances are
likely to arise in the foreseeable future which may negatively affect the City’s ability to repay its debts.

The A2 rating takes account of the following strengths and weaknesses:
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Strengths:
- prudent budgetary management
- good levels of financial reserves
- relatively low debt in comparison with average levels among Czech cities

Weaknesses:
- the need for extensive investments which may lead to a rapid rise in debt in the future
- a reduction in tax revenues due to recession in 2009, combined with uncertain outlook for 2010; this has
 a negative effect on the city’s operating margins
- limited flexibility of incomes and rigidity of operating expenditures (due to the system of financing
 Czech cities)

City of Ostrava: Standard & Poor’s report


In September 2010 Standard & Poor’s increased Ostrava’s rating to A/A-1 in recognition of its prudent
management of public finances and its long-term emphasis on fiscal responsibility. The City’s previous
rating was one level lower (A-). Standard & Poor’s increased Ostrava’s ratings for all relevant parameters.
Ostrava also moved up the ratings ladder for liquidity – an indicator of the City’s ability to pay its debts in
both local and foreign currency. The decision by the ratings committee reflects the high degree of flexibility
in the City’s budgetary operations.

The City of Ostrava’ new ratings are as follows:


        foreign currency, long-term rating: A, outlook stable (previously A-, outlook stable)
        foreign currency, short-term rating: A-1 (previously A-2)
        local currency, long-term rating: A, outlook stable (previously A-, outlook stable)
        local currency, short-term rating: A-1 (previously A-2)
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8.2.3    Macroeonomic indicators


Gross Domestic Product (in current prices) in CZK millions


                                      2000        2001        2002        2003        2004        2005        2006        2007        2008        2009
Czech Republic total               1 983 446   2 132 368   2 240 082   2 343 055   2 529 678   2 675 260   2 907 660   3 178 011   3 321 373   3 257 952
Czech Republic excl. Prague        1 685 637   1 798 117   1 877 953   1 960 941   2 152 754   2 267 637   2 441 498   2 654 894   2 761 603   2 679 235
                                                                                                                                                           Placing of
Regions – NUTS3                                                                                                                                            Regions
                                                                                                                                                           in 2009
Prague                              503 532     554 097     586 479     616 169     662 008     716 225     780 871     880 566     927 394     946 630        1
Central Bohemian Region             223 229     240 276     259 362     269 645     298 308     308 728     345 943     381 062     396 663     393 223        2
South Bohemian Region               122 662     129 912     135 896     141 004     154 181     164 609     177 119     185 742     189 148     189 868        6
Plzeň Region                        110 299     119 255     121 886     129 589     145 916     151 445     163 940     175 609     170 160     171 272        7
Karlovy Vary Region                  54 360      55 637      59 608      61 506      65 063      66 895      68 609      74 503      75 250      71 949        14
Ústí nad Labem Region               143 695     149 742     157 141     170 634     186 273     194 889     209 997     224 047     236 881     230 481        5
Liberec Region                       81 807      86 416      90 367      87 322      94 693     104 689     109 657     114 071     112 276     105 202        13
Hradec Králové Region               111 179     117 037     120 189     124 135     135 420     139 985     146 242     160 439     163 748     161 496        10
Pardubice Region                     92 571      98 333     102 654     108 705     116 838     121 457     133 511     145 872     151 107     147 805        11
Vysočina Region                      91 765     104 045     106 930     110 837     120 038     126 025     135 150     147 647     142 955     139 522        12
South Moravian Region               225 131     241 596     251 430     264 721     284 441     299 839     325 128     357 437     393 516     379 669        3
Olomouc Region                      109 552     115 254     119 582     124 182     138 214     141 197     148 755     162 741     170 942     167 195        9
Zlín Region                         106 525     113 391     118 399     122 489     129 796     138 911     150 827     165 157     177 083     169 690        8
Moravian-Silesian Region            212 862     227 223     234 510     246 170     283 574     308 968     326 621     360 568     381 874     351 861        4
Source: Czech Statistical Office
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Gross Domestic Product (in current prices)


Moravian-Silesian Region              unit       2000      2001      2002      2003      2004      2005      2006      2007      2008      2009
                                      CZK
Gross Domestic Product                           212 862   227 223   234 510   246 170   283 574   308 968   326 621   360 568   381 874   351 861
                                      millions
GDP per head of population            CZK        166 891   179 741   186 130   195 864   226 089   246 825   261 316   288 610   305 458   281 634
Czech Rep. average = 100              %             78.3      78.1      77.0      77.5      82.0      84.7      83.3      84.3      86.4      81.5
GDP per head of population in PPS     PPS         11 074    11 716    11 151    11 587    13 448    14 505    15 267    16 825    16 922    15 450
Source: Czech Statistical Office
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GDP per head of population in PPS for selected Regions




                                                   PPS (CZK) by Region
            25 000


            20 000


            15 000                                                       South Moravian
                                                                         Moravian-Silesian
            10 000                                                       Pilsen


             5 000


                 0
                     2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Source: Czech Statistical Office




GDP growth in CZK millions for selected Regions, 2000 – 2009



                                              GDP in CZK millions
      450 000
      400 000
      350 000
      300 000
                                                                            South Moravian
      250 000
                                                                            Moravian-Silesian
      200 000
                                                                            Pilsen
      150 000
      100 000
       50 000
             0
                 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


Source: Czech Statistical Office
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8.3      Building permission process

Czech planning processes are similar to those in other EU countries. A construction project has to be
approved by the relevant authorities in the following stages:

      1. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) (min. 5 – 6 months):
       a) committee stage (min. 2 months)
       b) assessment stage (min. 3 – 4 months)
      2. Planning permission (2 – 3 months)
      3. Integrated permission (2 – 5 months)
      4. Building permission (1 – 2 months)
      5. Final inspection (1 month)


8.4      Land pricing

The price of land owned by the City of Ostrava and equipped with technical and utilities infrastructure is
open to negotiation and generally depends on the proposed use of the land. The final price must be approved
by the Ostrava City Assembly.

The City of Ostrava has produced a Land Pricing Map based on cadastral maps and available in a digital
version via the City’s GISMO information system, which displays the boundaries of plots and cadastral
divisions.

The Land Pricing Map consists of:

      1) A graphic representation based on 1 : 5000 scale maps with building plots and prices marked,
      2) Accompanying text,
      3) An electronic version of the Land Pricing Map installed in the City’s GISMO information system.


Original pricing maps of building plots are available to view free of charge at the Finance and Budget
Division of the Ostrava City Authority, Prokešovo náměstí 8, Ostrava, during opening hours.

A digital version of the Land Pricing Map is available at the Projects, IT Services and Outsourcing Division
of the Ostrava City Authority, Prokešovo náměstí 8, Ostrava. It is also available free of charge on the City of
Ostrava’s website at http://gisova.mmo.cz.
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8.5     Utilities pricing

as of 31 March 2011                                       price excl. VAT                    price incl. VAT
                                                                        3                    3
Water                                                    28.24 CZK/m             31.06 CZK/m incl. 10 % VAT
Sewerage                                                 28.46 CZK/m3            31.31 CZK/m3 incl. 10 % VAT
Heat *)                               individual pricing, information at
                                                         www.dalkia.cz
Low voltage electricity               individual pricing, information at
(high-volume customers)                                    www.sme.cz
High voltage electricity              individual pricing, information at
(high-volume customers)                                    www.sme.cz
Natural gas
- mid-volume customers                         pricing information at
- high-volume customers                               www.smpas.cz
Source: Ostravské vodárny a kanalizace a. s. and other utilities suppliers
*) Commercial customers are supplied on the basis of individual contracts agreed with the supplier.

8.6     Industrial zones

8.6.1   Ostrava-Hrabová

The Ostrava-Hrabová Industrial Zone is one of the City of Ostrava’s strategic development locations. The
total area of the zone equipped with technical and utilities infrastructure is 110 hectares.

In the ‘Zone of the Year’ competition organized by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ostrava-
Hrabová Industrial Zone won first prize in the category ‘Zone with the greatest benefit to society’. In 2005
this success was repeated with the zone taking second place in the same category. In the category ‘Industrial
park with the greatest economic benefit’ for 2007 the CTPark Ostrava project (by the company CTP Invest)
was awarded first prize. CTPark Ostrava won first prize for the 2009 Zone of the Year in the Business
Property of the Year awards.

Current area of the zone: 110 ha
Commercial zone: 15 ha

Investors at the Ostrava-Hrabová Industrial Zone

                                                             Number of jobs        Expected number of jobs
                                         Investment
Investor                                                              created        to be created by end of
                                      (CZK millions)
                                                             as of 31.12.2010                           2011
PEGATRON Czech s.r.o.                             976                   1 903                          1 903
                                                 4 000                  3 178                          3923
                                     (incl. technology
CTP Invest, s.r.o.
                                          belonging to
                                               tenants)
Sungwoo Hitech, s.r.o.                           1 595                  1 506                         1 510
Briggs & Stratton (Czech)                         435                       84                           84
Power Products, s.r.o.
Source: data supplied by investors
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8.6.2    Ostrava-Mošnov

The Ostrava-Mošnov Strategic Industrial Zone is a unique location for investors seeking to gain benefits
from the long-term process of industrial regeneration in Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region. It
represents an ideal environment for a range of commercial activities driven by modernity, technological
progress and a focus on exports. The Ostrava-Mošnov zone won third prize in the prestigious competition
‘Business Real Estate of the Year 2007’ in the category ‘Zone with the greatest economic benefit’.

The zone is accredited by the CzechInvest foreign investment agency and is supported by the state.


Current area of the zone: 200 ha
Area set aside for strategic investors: 45 ha

Investors at the Ostrava-Mošnov Strategic Industrial Zone

                                                              Number of jobs                Expected number of
                                           Investment
Investor                                                               created             jobs to be created by
                                        (CZK millions)
                                                              as of 31.12.2010                       end of 2011
Behr Ostrava, s.r.o                              1 200                     386                               410
PLAKOR CZECH, s.r.o.                             1 769                      600                             600
CROMODORA WHEELS, s.r.o.                          893                       200                             210
Free Zone Ostrava, a.s.                               50                        0                             0
HB Reavis Group, s.r.o.                          2 500                          0                          0-20
Source: data supplied by investors

8.6.3    Level of FDI (foreign direct investment) in Ostrava, Brno and Pilsen (CZK billions) – figures
         for each year as of 31 December


           140
           120
           100
            80
            60
            40
            20
               0
                   2000   2001   2002    2003   2004       2005   2006   2007       2008     2009
        Ostrava 19,23 19,20 24,29 41,06 46,91 43,33 87,60 109,31 114,68 121,2
        Brno       35,83 41,04 41,25 48,65 52,00 35,99 39,48 41,58 51,25 74,77
        Pilsen     20,72 24,56 37,84 38,20 32,94 35,03 36,43 37,84 37,09 46,95

                                            Ostrava        Brno    Pilsen




Source: Czech National Bank
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9       Transport
Ostrava is a major road and railway hub of the Moravian-Silesian Region, and the Ostrava Leoš Janáček
International Airport is only 25 kilometres from the city centre. Ostrava also has the potential to become an
important centre for river transport. The city is situated on route VI of the TEN European Multimodal Corridor
leading north-south across the Czech Republic from Poland through Moravia to the Austrian border.

9.1     City public transport

For over 10 years, public transport in Ostrava and the surrounding area has been provided via the Integrated
Transport System (ODIS) of the Moravian-Silesian Region. This system is based on:
   unified fares
   unified conditions of carriage
   unified and coordinated scheduling of services
   coordination of services provided by various operators covering the entire Moravian-Silesian Region

The ODIS Integrated Transport System incorporates 11 operators and serves most of the districts of Ostrava,
Opava, Bruntál and Krnov, including 221 cities, towns and municipalities in these areas. The system consists
of 318 routes (17 tram routes, 20 trolleybus routes, 256 bus routes and 25 rail routes). The total length of all
routes in the system is 6 397 km.
The Ostrava Public Transport Corporation (Dopravní podnik Ostrava, a.s.) runs a network of routes with a
total length of 455.5 km (1 037.1 km if counting the total length of all services where more than one service
may use the same route). Within the city of Ostrava, 85 services are run as part of the ODIS Integrated
Transport System. Out of a total 649 vehicles, 217 are low-floor models. The Corporation operates 144 ticket
machines and 11 ticket sales points (with tickets also available at a further 500 shops, kiosks etc. throughout the city).
Source: ODIS – data as of 31 December 2010

9.2     Road transport

Ostrava is part of a dense, high-quality network of major roads linking the city with other parts of the
conurbation and neighbouring regions. Many of these roads are motorways or dual carriageways. The road
network within the city itself has a total length of over 1 000 kilometres.

9.2.1    Major roads connecting Ostrava with neighbouring towns, cities and regions

I/11                      Ostrava – Havířov – Český Těšín (Žilina)
I/11                      Ostrava – Hrabyně – Opava – Hradec Králové
I/47 (ll//647)            Ostrava – Přerov – Výškov
I/56                      Ostrava – Hlučín – Opava
I/58                      Ostrava – Frýdek-Místek – Beskydy mountains
I/59                      Ostrava – Orlová – Karviná

9.2.2    Motorways

In 2009 Ostrava’s road network was improved with the completion of the D47/D1 motorway (Via
Moravica). This major transport artery runs from Brno through Ostrava to the Veřňovice – Gorzyczki border
crossing, where it will link up with the Polish A1 motorway leading from Katowice to Gdańsk (and
ultimately to Helsinki).
The D1 motorway brings a range of benefits on several levels:
     it contributes to better transport links between northern and southern Europe
     it helps integrate Ostrava and the surrounding area with other regions of the Czech Republic
     it improves transport infrastructure within the region itself
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9.2.3    Distances by road from Ostrava to major Czech and European cities

Berlin                                      540 km    Brno                                          170 km
Bratislava                                  300 km    České Budějovice                              346 km
London                                    1 590 km    Hradec Králové                                240 km
Moscow                                    1 700 km    Karlovy Vary                                  495 km
Paris                                     1 500 km    Olomouc                                        93 km
Rome                                      1 430 km    Plzeň                                         456 km
Warsaw                                      390 km    Prague                                        360 km
Vienna                                      310 km    Ústí nad Labem                                454 km


9.3      Rail transport

Ostrava is a major railway hub with a dense network of long-distance and local lines, both for passenger
transport and rail freight. The city has five railway stations: Ostrava-hlavní nádraží (Main Station), Ostrava-
Svinov, Ostrava-Vítkovice, Ostrava-střed (Central Station), and Ostrava-Kunčice. There are also four smaller
railway stops without full station facilities. In 2007 a new stop (Ostrava-Stodolní) was opened on line no.
323, serving the city centre.

9.3.1    Railway routes passing through Ostrava

ČD 270 –        Prague – Česká Třebová – Olomouc (Přerov) – Bohumín (line no. 270 is part of Route II of
                the transit corridor Austria – Břeclav – Přerov – Ostrava – Bohumín – Poland, with max.
                speed 160 km/h, later to be raised to 180 km/h; the core part of the line was completed in
                2005)
ČD 323 –        Ostrava – Frýdek-Místek – Kojetín (the section Ostrava-hlavní nádraží – Ostrava-Kunčice
                was fully electrified in 2007)
ČD 321 –        Opava východ – Ostrava-Svinov – Havířov – Český Těšín

In 2005 the SuperCity Pendolino rail link from Ostrava to Prague was launched, with up to 9 services each
way per day offering high standards of comfort and excellent journey times. Ostrava – Prague currently takes
3 hours and 5 minutes; this will be further reduced in the future due to technical and operational
improvements. The Pendolino trains are fully coordinated with services provided by Czech Airlines.

9.4      Air transport

Ostrava Leoš Janáček International Airport is only 25 kilometres from the city centre. It is the largest
regional airport in the Czech Republic, with a capacity of over 1 million passengers per year and a runway
measuring 3 500 m x 63 m. It caters for domestic and international flights (including regular services to
Prague and Vienna), scheduled and chartered services. The airport is also fully equipped to handle air freight,
including warehousing facilities. The passenger terminal includes a new high-capacity departure hall opened
in 2006. Adjacent to the airport is an enterprise and commercial zone, a duty free zone, and the Ostrava-
Mošnov Strategic Industrial Zone. A rail link will soon be completed connecting the airport and the
neighbouring industrial zone to railway corridor II (at Studénka), providing a rapid rail connection with
Ostrava.
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9.5     Cycling

In 2010 the City Council and the City Assembly approved the Cycling Development Concept for Ostrava. At
the heart of this document is the proposal to increase the length of cycle routes in the city from 330 km to
416 km; the document lays out plans for the first phase of work on 5 main cycle corridors. Also in 2010, the
necessary re-zoning decision was approved enabling work to begin on one of these corridors – the
‘Greenway’ corridor running alongside the Odra River. Planning documentation is now being drawn up for a
route running from Bohumín to Výškovice via Antošovice, Koblov, Petřkovice, Přívoz, Mariánské Hory,
Nová Ves and Zábřeh. This route is scheduled for completion in 2013. A subsidy application has been
submitted to the Regional Operational Programme (expected subsidy CZK 39 million incl. VAT). Only two
major cycling-related structures were completed in 2010: cycle route L in Proskovice, and a traffic light
crossing across Plzeňská Road on route H in Nová Bělá (with funding from the State Fund for Transport
Infrastructure). The Regional Council provided subsidy funding for route M in Poruba and route C in
Hrabová; both routes are under construction and will be completed during 2011. During 2010 numbers of
cyclists were counted on three days for a four-hour period on each day (in the afternoons) at 25 selected node
points on the cycle route network. It was found that numbers of cyclists had risen since 2006 at most of the
selected monitoring points.
9.5.1   Cycle infrastructure in Ostrava as of 31 December 2010

                 CYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE IN OSTRAVA AS OF 31 DECEMBER 2010
length of marked cycle routes                                                                        202 km
   routes exclusively for cyclists                                                                     9 km
   cycle routes shared with pedestrians (divided into separate lanes)                                 18 km
   cycle routes shared with pedestrians (undivided)                                                   27 km
   cycle lanes marked on roads                                                                         5 km
   cycle routes on minor roadways                                                                     30 km
   cycle routes on roads outside residential areas                                                   101 km
   cycle routes in residential areas                                                                  10 km
length of cycle routes under construction                                                              1 km

 Current cycle routes in Ostrava:

 ROUTE A: Horní Polanka – Dolní Polanka (route shared with ROUTE R) – Stará Bělá – Výškovice –
  Zábřeh – Bělský les – Dubina – Hrabůvka – Hrabová – Kunčice, Moravská Ostrava – Slezská Ostrava
 ROUTE B: Krmelín – Stará Bělá – Zábřeh – Vítkovice – Fifejdy, Přívoz – Muglinov
 ROUTE C: Hrabová – Hrabůvka – Vítkovice – Mariánské Hory square, Mariánské Hory town hall –
  Kaufland
 ROUTE D: Poruba-Ves – Pustkovec – Martinov
 ROUTE E: Centre – Muglinov – Hrušov – Vrbice, Hrabová – Vratimov (municipal boundary)
 ROUTE F: Centre – Slezská Ostrava – Muglinov – Heřmanice, Nová Ves – Fifejdy
 ROUTE G: Třebovice – Hošťálkovice – Lhotka – Petřkovice – Koblov – Antošovice
 ROUTE H: Hrabová – Nová Bělá – Stará Bělá – Krmelín
 ROUTE CH: Plesná – Poruba – Martinov
 ROUTE I: Klimkovice – Polanka nad Odrou, Stará Bělá, Bělský les – Hrabůvka – Vítkovice railway
  station
 ROUTE J: Slezská Ostrava – Radvanice – Bartovice – Šenov, Kamenec – Slezská Ostrava
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 ROUTE K: Bartovice – Radvanice – Petřvald
 ROUTE L: Hošťálkovice – Mariánské Hory – Nová Ves, Proskovice – Košatka nad Odrou
 ROUTE M: Centrum – Mariánské Hory – Hulváky, Dobroslavice – Plesná, Poruba centre, Svinov –
  railway station – Nová Ves, Michálkovice – Rychvald
 ROUTE N: Zábřeh, Bělský les – Hrabůvka, Svinov – Zábřeh, Shopping Park
 ROUTE O: Petřkovice – Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz (municipal boundary), Přívoz – Moravská Ostrava
 ROUTE P: Ostrava-Hrabová Industrial Zone, Hrabová – Hrabová ranch, Moravská Ostrava – Vítkovice,
  Lhotka – Bobrovníky
 ROUTE Q: Poruba – Martinov, Nordpól – Petřkovice
 ROUTE R: Polanka nad Odrou – Jistebník (municipal boundary)
 ROUTE S: Nová Ves – Nová Ves, chemical works
 ROUTE T: Třebovice – Poruba – Martinov
 ROUTE U: Dubina – Interspar, Zábřeh – Shopping Park, Krmelín – Nová Bělá, Ostrava-Hrabová
  Industrial Zone
 ROUTE V: Heřmanice – Michálkovice
 ROUTE W: Velká Polom – Krásné Pole – Poruba-Ves, Poruba – Svinov
 ROUTE X: Poruba – Pustkovec
 ROUTE Y: Zábřeh – Bělský les
 ROUTE Z: Třebovice – Hošťálkovice
 ROUTE 5: (‘Amber Route’): Jistebník – Polanka nad Odrou – Svinov – Třebovice – Martinov –
  Děhylov
 ROUTE 6064: Hrabová – Vratimov – Bartovice – Šenov
 ROUTE 6109: Antošovice – Pudlov
 ROUTE 6200: Velká Polom – Plesná

Ostrava is crossed by the Radegast Silesia Cycle Route (running along the ‘Amber Route’ – routes D, Q and
M). The city is also the starting point for the Radhošť Route (along routes A and B). Routes from Bohumín
and Rychvald also run through outlying parts of the city.
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9.6     Access to the region

9.6.1   Road access to the region – distances to/from Ostrava




                                                                 W arszawa 390 km



                                                                 Katowice 90 k m
                             Praha 350 k m




                                                                              Ostrava


                                               Brno 170 km




                                    W ien 310 k m                 Bratislava 300 k m



9.6.2   Access to the region – main transport arteries




                                                                    Main motorway routes
                                                                    Main railway routes

                                      Praha
                   D5                               Č. Třebová
                        Plzeň                   D1
                                                                  D1
                                                                                Ostrava

                                                                     Přerov
                                                    Brno


                                                             D2
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10 Technical infrastructure
Water:
          Source – surface and underground water, treated.
          Providers – Severomoravské vodovody a kanalizace, a. s. (North Moravian Water and Sewerage)
           and Ostravské vodárny a kanalizace a. s. (Ostrava Water and Sewerage).
          Share of population serviced by water from the public mains network: 86%.
Sewerage:
        Combined and separate sewerage system.
        Mechanical/biological treatment at waste water treatment plant – 90% of waste water.
        Provider – Ostravské vodárny a kanalizace a. s. (Ostrava Water and Sewerage).
Heat:
        The centralized heat supply system is operated by Dalkia Česká republika, a.s., which serves over
           85 000 households.
Electricity:
        Electricity is supplied by ČEZ a. s.
        35% is taken from local sources, the remaining supply is from the national grid.
        Distribution system: low-voltage 400/230, 50 HZ.
Gas:
        Supplied and distributed by Severomoravská plynárenská, a.s. (North Moravian Gas, a member
           of the RWE Group).
        Medium – natural gas.
        Distribution system: high/mid/low-pressure gas mains including regulating stations.
Waste:
        Solid waste is processed mainly by OZO Ostrava, s.r.o. (Ostrava Waste Management) as part of
           an integrated system serving a territory with 400 000 inhabitants. Other companies include Van
           Gansewinkel, a.s. and A.S.A., spol. s r.o.

Telecommunications:
       Ostrava has several cable TV providers.
       The telecommunications network is operated by Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, a.s.
       The network is digital; its quality and speed are comparable with the networks in Prague and
        Brno.
       The city and its surrounding area is well-covered by the networks of the mobile operators
        Telefónica O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Almost 100% of the population are reached by all three
        networks.
       The city has excellent reception of radio and TV signals.
       On 31 October 2008 the Slezská Ostrava transmitter at Hladnov was digitalized as part of the
        national shift from analogue to digital broadcasting. On 1 March 2009 the Ostrava-Hošťálkovice
        transmitter was temporarily switched to a reduced-power regime (14 kW); operations at full
        power (100 kW) were resumed on 1 November 2009.
       There was another radical change in digital broadcasting on 1 May 2011, when multiplexes 2 and
        3 changed channels. Multiplex 2 went from channel 39 to channel 37, and the transmitters at
        Hošťálkovice and Lysá hora in the Beskydy mountains began broadcasting on the same channel
        as the Hladnov transmitter. On the same day multiplex 3 went from channel 32 to channel 51; it is
        broadcast on 51 from Hladnov and Hošťálkovice transmitters in Ostrava.
       A large part of the city has access to the telecommunications network provided by OVANET a.s.
       There are several alternative telecommunications operators in the city, including GTS Czech a.s,
        Alcatel a.s., Contactel a.s., Nextra CR, Tiscali etc.
       For access to the internet and data transfer the city is covered by radio networks of companies
        such as Broadnet Czech, Nextra CR, Star 21, MPS Ha-vel, TELTECH com a.s., Poda s.r.o.,
        MATTES AD, TRONO GROUP s.r.o. etc. An increasing proportion of the region has access to
        broadband internet connections (ADSL and wi-fi).

Prices are quoted in Section 8.5
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11 Research, development, innovation
Ostrava has an excellent network of research, development and educational institutions including three
universities. Graduates of these institutions are equipped with high levels of knowledge and human capital
offering wide potential for application in a range of innovative enterprise activities. Ostrava currently offers
a fertile environment for the development of innovative business ventures, with many start-up companies
willing to accept a certain level of risk in the attempt to commercially exploit new ideas and approaches.

Ostrava’s citizens are among the best-qualified in the country, with the city ranking well above the national
average. Alongside Prague and Brno, Ostrava offers some of the highest knowledge potential in the Czech
Republic.

According to data from the Technological Profile of the Czech Republic (a project run by the NGO Czech
Association of Innovative Entrepreneurship), Ostrava is home to around 125 innovative companies. Details
of these companies can be found at www.techprofil.cz.

11.1 Research & development organizations

AVP METAL, spol. s r.o.                                University of Ostrava
Jakuba Korty 12                                        Dvořákova 7
710 00 Ostrava 10                                      701 03 Ostrava 1
Tel.: +420 596 245 277                                 Tel. : +420 597 460 111
Fax: +420 569 245 278                                  Fax : +420 596 118 216
E-mail: avpmetal@avpmetal.cz                           http://www.osu.cz
http://www.avpmetal.cz

                                                       Prague Technical and Testing Institute
Centre of City and Regional Management –               (Technický a zkušební ústav stavební Praha)
University of Ostrava                                  Ostrava branch
Faculty of Science, Department of Social               U studia 14
Geography and Regional Development                     730 00 Ostrava
Chittussiho 10                                         Tel.: +420 595 707 201
710 00 Slezská Ostrava                                 E-mail: sebek@tzus.cz
Tel.: +420 597 092 333                                 http://www.tzus.cz
Fax: +420 596 241 082
E-mail: petr.rumpel@osu.cz
http://www.mestskymarketing.cz                         Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of
                                                       the Czech Republic, Ostrava
                                                       Studentská 1768
Czech Welding Institute (Český svářečský               708 00 Ostrava – Poruba
ústav, s.r.o.)                                         Tel.: +420 596 979 111
Tř. 17. listopadu, 15                                  Fax: +420 596 919 452
708 33 Ostrava – Poruba                                E-mail: geonics@ugn.cas.cz
Tel.: +420 597 323 119                                 http://www.ugn.cas.cz
http://www.csuostrava.eu

                                                       T.G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, public
Physical-Technical Testing Institute (Fyzikálně        research institution (Výzkumný ústav
technický zkušební ústav, s.p.)                        vodohospodářský T.G.Masaryka)
Pikartská 7                                            Ostrava – Přívoz branch
716 07 Ostrava – Radvanice                             Macharova 5/594
Tel.: +420 596 232 715                                 702 00 Ostrava
Fax: +420 596 232 672                                  Tel.: +420 595 134 800
E-mail: ftzu@ftzu.cz                                   Fax: +420 595 134 180
http://www.ftzu.cz                                     http://www.vuv.cz
                                                       VÍTKOVICE TESTING CENTER s.r.o.
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JINPO PLUS, a.s.                                   Pohraniční 584/142
Křišťanova 1113/2                                  709 00 Ostrava – Hulváky
702 00 Ostrava – Přívoz                            Tel.: +420 595 956 299
Tel.: +420 597 469 111                             Fax: +420 595 954 620
Fax.: +420 597 469 112                             E-mail: radka.holusova@vitkovice.cz
E-mail: jp@jinpo-plus.cz                           http://www.labatest.cz
http://www.jinpo-plus.cz
                                                   VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
Material and Metallurgical Research                Tř. 17. listopadu 15
(MATERIÁLOVÝ A METALURGICKÝ VÝZKUM                 7080 33 Ostrava – Poruba
s.r.o.)                                            Tel: +420 597 321 111
Pohraniční 693/31                                  Fax: +420 597 323 233
706 02 Ostrava – Vítkovice                         http://www.vsb.cz
Tel.: +420 595 95 60 29
Fax: +420 595 95 61 68                             VVUÚ, a.s.
http://www.mmvyzkum.cz                             Pikartská 1337/7
                                                   716 07 Ostrava – Radvanice
Mittal Steel Ostrava a.s.                          Tel.: +420 596 252 111
Technological Development and Ecology              Fax: +420 596 232 098
Department                                         E-mail: vvuu@vvuu.cz
Vratimovská 689                                    http://www.vvuu.cz
707 02 Ostrava – Kunčice
Tel.: +420 595 681 111
Fax: +420 595 682 536
http://www.mittalsteelostrava.com

11.2 Ostrava Science and Technology Park

Ostrava’s Science and Technology Park offers ideal conditions for the start-up phase of small innovative
companies.
The Science and Technology Park was founded by a consortium of partners: the City of Ostrava, the
Regional Development Agency (Agentura pro regionální rozvoj, a.s.), the VŠB-Technical University of
Ostrava, the University of Ostrava, and the Silesian University in Opava.

Ostrava Science and Technology Park (Vědecko-technologický park Ostrava, a. s.)
Ing. Roman Michalec – Director
Technologická 372/2
708 00 Ostrava – Pustkovec
Tel.: +420 597 305 999
Fax: +420 597 305 800
E-mail: info@vtpo.cz
www.vtpo.cz
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11.2.1 Companies operating within the Ostrava Science and Technology Park


 company                                                               website
 1. CORY CZ spol. s. r. o.                                             http://www.1cory.cz
 1eczech s. r. o.                                                      http://www.energiezodpadu.cz
 3zone connection, spol. s. r. o.                                      http://www.i-region.eu/cz/
 AGRO-EKO spol. s r. o.                                                http://www.agro-eko.cz
 AIM.CZ-družstvo                                                       http://www.aim.cz
 AVE Soft s.r.o.                                                       http://www.avesoft.cz
 ELCOM, a. s. (Realization and Design Division)                        http://www.elcom.cz
 ELCOM, a.s. (Virtual Instrumentation Division)                        http://www.elcom.cz/dvi/
 ForSTEEL, s. r. o.                                                    http://www.forsteel.cz
 IDS Scheer ČR, s. r. o.                                               http://www.ids-scheer.cz
 Ing. Oldřich Šuleř TRANSFORM (member of the Traicon-Transform         http://www.suler.cz,
 VSA advisory group)                                                   www.traicon.cz
 Ingeteam a. s.                                                        http://www.ingeteam.com
 IPESOFT s. r. o.                                                      radim.adam@adam-ova.cz
 JetMinds, s.r.o.                                                      http://www.jetminds.com
 Knowledge Management Cluster, o. s.                                   http://www.kmcluster.cz/
 LOGICON Partner, s. r. o.                                             http://www.logicon.cz
 MEDIUM NET a. s.                                                      http://www.mediumnet.cz
 Railsformers s. r. o.                                                 http://www.railsformers.com
 Roper Engineering s. r. o.                                            http://www.roper.cz
 SKF Ložiska, a. s.                                                    http://www.skf.cz
 Skvělý.CZ s. r. o.                                                    http://www.skvely.cz
 SOLBIEN a. s.                                                         http://www.solbien.cz
 Škola manažerského rozvoje, s. r. o.                                  http://www.smr-ol.cz
 T-MAPY spol. s. r. o.                                                 http://www.tmapy.cz
 Tieto Czech s. r. o.                                                  http://www.tieto.cz
 UniControls a. s.                                                     http://www.unicontrols.cz
 XEVOS Solutions s. r. o.                                              http://www.xevos.cz
 Zebu webdesign s. r. o.                                               http://www.zebu.cz
Source: www.vtpo.cz, 24 May 2011

11.3 Business Innovation Centre Ostrava

The Business Innovation Centre in Ostrava-Vítkovice

      Seeks out, selects and supports innovative start-ups
      Creates an environment of mutual cooperation and synergy
      Supports the entrance of small and medium-sized companies to international markets
      Creates conditions for increased employment levels at small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
      Helps companies access support from subsidy programmes and structural funds
      Assists with technology transfer to domestic and international investors

Business Innovation Centre Ostrava (BIC Ostrava s.r.o.)
Ing. Marek Valdmann – Executive Director
Mostárenská 1156/38, 703 00 Ostrava – Vítkovice
Tel.: +420 595 957 458
E-mail: bicova@bicova.cz
www.bicova.cz
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11.4 Business Incubator, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava

The Business Incubator at the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava is an essential component in the city’s
innovation infrastructure. The mission of the Business Incubator is to create ideal conditions for supporting
innovative business and enterprise in the Moravian-Silesian Region and to become the leading provider of
support for innovative start-ups.

Business Incubator (Podnikatelský inkubátor VŠB-TU Ostrava)
Studentská 6202/17
708 00 Ostrava-Poruba
Tel. : +420 597 329 003
Mobil: +420 603 565 918
E-mail : inkubator@vsb.cz
www.cpit.vsb.cz/inkubator/

11.4.1 Companies operating within the Business Incubator, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava


 company                           website
 Moravian-Silesian Automotive Cluster                          http://www.autoklastr.cz
 (Moravskoslezský automobilový klastr, o.s.)
 IDC CEMA s.r.o.                                               http://www.idc-cema.com,
                                                               http://www.idc.com
 TRINIDON spol s r.o.                                          http://trinidon.cz/
 SEW-EURODRIVE                                                 http://www.sew-eurodrive.cz/
 AlfaWolf, s. r. o.                                            -----
 Olympus C&S spol. s r.o.                                      http://www.olympus.cz/
 Mega-Sun Invest s.r.o.                                        ------
 Ing. Libor Holub                                              ------
 Flexibuild s.r.o.                                             http://www.flexibuild.cz/
 SPPA group s.r.o.                                             -----
 HVAC Project, s.r.o.                                          http://www.hvacproject.cz
 Moravian-Silesian Wood Processing Cluster                     http://www.msdk.cz/
 (Moravskoslezský dřevařský klastr, o.s.)
 Moravian-Silesian Energy Industry Cluster                  http://www.msek.cz/
 (Moravskoslezský energetický klastr, o.s.)
 Kiss vzdělávání s.r.o.                                     http://www.jazyky-kiss.cz/
 Miloslav Kocián                                            -----
 Asistenční centrum, a.s.                                   -----
 Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic            http://www.spcr.cz
 (SVAZ PRŮMYSLU A DOPRAVY ČR)
 NEO Media Europe s.r.o.                                    http://www.neo-me.eu
 Stratech Software s.r.o.                                   -----
 Czech Technology Platform on Industrial Safety             -----
 (Česká technologická platforma bezpečnosti
 průmyslu, CZ-TPIS)
 POWER Engineering s.r.o.                                   -----
 SeePOINT družstvo                                          -----
Source: VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava Business Incubator, 1 March 2011
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11.5 Nanotechnology Centre

The Nanotechnology Centre was established on 1 February 2007. It is a research institute at the VŠB-
Technical University of Ostrava – the first such institute in the Czech Republic to have the word
‘nanotechnology’ in its title – and it grew out of the former Materials Chemistry Institute. The Centre
researches, prepares and analyzes nanomaterials (materials smaller than 10-9m). Internationally renowned
experts are involved in a wide range of research activities involving nanocomposites, nanomaterials with
photofunctional and antibacterial properties, friction composites and sorption materials. Other work at the
Centre includes the study of toxicity and the influence of nanoparticles on the environment and living
organisms.
The Nanotechnology Centre collaborates closely with a range of important Czech and international
institutions on joint research projects. Staff have published hundreds of research articles in internationally
renowned scientific journals, as well as creating a significant number of patents and other forms of protected
intellectual property. The Nanotechnology Centre works closely with industry and business on various
projects and as a provider of analytical services.
The Nanotechnology Centre has state-of-the-art modern analytical equipment for the chemical and structural
analysis of materials and various methods of microscopy. The teaching staff at the Centre have created the
first ever Nanotechnology degree course in the Czech Republic (in conjunction with the Institute of Physics
at the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava). The degree programme was accredited at Bachelor’s and
Master’s levels in 2006.

Nanotechnology Centre (Centrum nanotechnologií)
Vysoká Škola Báňská – Technická Univerzita Ostrava
17. listopadu 15/2172
708 33 Ostrava – Poruba
www.cnt.vsb.cz/

11.6 Business Incubator of the Business School Ostrava

In December 2010 the Business School Ostrava opened its own Business Incubator focusing on information
technologies and services. The Incubator is located at the Business Development Institute (Institut rozvoje
podnikání), and was part-funded via the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation run by the
Ministry of Industry and Trade and the CzechInvest agency. The Incubator offers fully equipped office
premises and a comprehensive consulting service to start-up companies. It caters mainly for students of the
Business School Ostrava, but is also open to external applicants. The Business Incubator is closely integrated
with the teaching activities of the Business School Ostrava.

This is the third facility of its type in Ostrava. It already caters for 13 start-up businesses, including 20
offices covering over 810 square metres. The maximum period of occupancy is 3 years. The total costs of
setting up the Incubator were over CZK 17 million.

Business Incubator (Podnikatelský inkubátor Vysoké školy podnikání, a. s.)
Michálkovická 1859/226
710 00 Slezská Ostrava
Tel.: 603 823 924
http://pi.vsp.cz

11.7 Ostrava Technology Centre – Václav Roubíček Centre

The first building of the Ostrava Technology Centre was completed in October 2010, in the heart of
Ostrava’s industrial district of Vítkovice. The Centre bears the name of its founding father, Professor Václav
Roubíček.
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The new building contains facilities for testing progressive new technologies used in ecological waste
processing. Research projects include the development of new pyrolysis methods and the ENET research
programme, which develops a wide range of technologies using alternative fuels and energy sources –
including the thermal treatment of waste and new methods of energy accumulation.

In the next five years, the Ostrava Technology Centre is set to create up to 50 new jobs. Work on
the Centre will continue into 2012, the scheduled completion date of two new buildings for the
operational testing of newly developed technologies.

Ostrava Technology Centre (Technologické centrum Ostrava)
Pohraniční 1435/86
703 00 Ostrava
www.inovacni.cz

11.8 IT4INNOVATIONS

The VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava is preparing a project entitled IT4INNOVATIONS in conjunction
with three partner institutions: the University of Ostrava, the Silesian University and the Institute of Geonics
at the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences. The aim of the IT4INNOVATIONS project is to build a
research facility enabling outstanding research in supercomputing and information technologies – including a
high-powered supercomputer. This new centre will bring together a wide variety of experts in various fields
related to information technologies, stimulating development across the discipline. The IT4INNOVATIONS
project links academic research directly to practical applications.

The project implementation period is 2011-2015. Over CZK 1.8 billion will be received in EU structural
funding – mostly to be spent on supercomputer technologies, software and construction work. Additionally,
extensive funds will be used in the implementation of planned research programmes.

The supercomputer will also be available to organizations from the public and private sectors. The
IT4Innnovations project will be incorporated into the PRACE RI pan-European network of supercomputers
via the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava. The project has already been approved at the national level; as
of June 2011 the application was still awaiting the final evaluation by the European Commission.

11.9 Clusters

The key industrial sectors in Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region are organized within clusters,
providing the Region with a clear profile and simplifying the relationship between potential investors and
suppliers. In terms of clusters, the Moravian-Silesian Region is a leader in the Czech Republic.

The development of clusters has been significantly enhanced by the Ostrava Science and Technology Park,
which was the Czech partner in the EU-funded ACENET project (2002 – 2003). The goal of the project was
to share information and experience of creating and managing clusters among project partners and to support
the creation of a European network of cluster initiatives. Another initiative connected with clusters is
ClusterNet (launched by Ostrava’s Regional Development Agency – RDA), which involves the coordination
of networked cooperation among all parties involved in cluster initiatives (facilitators, cluster managers,
members of executive councils, representatives of universities, development institutions etc.) on all levels –
regional, national and international. The RDA was also closely involved in the CLOE and NICE projects,
which focused on cluster management and international networking among companies in clusters. It has now
prepared a follow-up programme – the international ECD cluster project.
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11.9.1 Clusters in Ostrava


Cluster                                         Address
Safety Technology Cluster (Bezpečnostně-
technologický klastr, o. s.)
Ing. Robert Chlebiš – Cluster Manager
                                                Lumírova 13, Ostrava-Výškovice 70030
Tel.: +420 597 329 061, +420 734 467 089
E-mail: robert.chlebis@cztpis.cz
http://btklastr.cz
Družstvo ENVICRACK
alternative energy cluster
Ing. František Peterka – Cluster Manager
                                                1.máje 34/120
Tel: +420 596 600 100, +420 602 533 935
                                                703 00 Ostrava – Vítkovice
Fax: +420 596 600 223
E-mail: frantisek.peterka@daas.cz
http://www.envicrack.cz
IT Cluster                                      VŠB – TU, Fakulta elektrotechniky a informatiky
Ing. Vladimír Mlateček – Cluster Manager        IT Cluster
Tel.: +420 597 323 022; +420 731 505 315        17. listopadu 15
Fax.: +420 596 919 597                          708 33 Ostrava – Poruba
E-mail: vladimir.mlatecek@iex.cz
www.itcluster.cz
Moravian-Silesian Tourism Cluster (KLACR,
o.s. – Moravskoslezský klastr
cestovního ruchu)                               Na Jízdárně 7
RNDr. Kamila Krečmerová – Cluster Manager       702 00 Ostrava
GSM: +420 728 282 567
E-mail: krecmerova@klacr.cz
www.klacr.cz
Klastr HYDROGEN – CZ , o.s.
doc. Ing. Bohumil Horák, Ph.D. – Cluster
Manager
                                                Výstavní 8
Tel: +420 597 323 138
                                                709 00 Ostrava-Mariánské Hory
Fax: +420 597 322 982
E-mail: bohumil.horak@vsb.cz
http://vodik.czweb.org
Knowledge Management Cluster
Ing. Antonín Laš – Cluster Manager
Tel: +420 597 305 821                           Technologická 372/2
Tel./Fax: +420 597 305 822, +420 725 610 210    708 00 Ostrava – Pustkovec
E-mail: aim@aim.cz
www.kmcluster.cz
 Moravian Silesian Automotive Cluster
(Moravskoslezský automobilový klastr, o.s.)
Ing. Ladislav Glogar – Cluster Executive        Podnikatelský inkubátor VŠB-TU Ostrava
Manager                                         Studentská 6202/17
Tel: +420 558 272 433                           700 32 Ostrava-Poruba
Fax: +420 558 272 434
E-mail: autoklastr@autoklastr.cz
www.autoklastr.cz
Moravian-Silesian Wood Processing Cluster
(Moravskoslezský dřevařský klastr, občanské
sdružení)
                                                Studentská 6202
Ing. Jan Poledník – Cluster Executive Manager
                                                708 33 Ostrava-Poruba
Tel: +420 558 272 429
j.polednik@msdk.cz; info@msdk.cz
www.msdk.cz
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Moravian-Silesian Energy Industry Cluster
(Moravskoslezský energetický klastr, o.s.)      Podnikatelský inkubátor VŠB-TUO
Ing. Jan Poledník – Cluster Executive Manager   Studentská 6202
E-mail: j.polednik@msdk.cz                      708 33 Ostrava – Poruba
Tel: +420 558 272 430, +420 737 286 065
www.msek.cz
Czech Machinery Cluster (Národní
strojírenský klastr, o.s.)
Ing. Lubomír Gogela – Cluster Manager
                                                Ruská 2887/101
Tel.: +420 595 957 008
                                                703 00 Ostrava – Vítkovice
Fax: +420 595 957 008
E-mail: gogela@nskova.cz; klastr@nskova.cz
www.nskova.cz
Source: www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz
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12 Quality of life
12.1 The environment

The city of Ostrava lies at the heart of a major industrial conurbation which since 1990 has undergone a major
process of restructuring including a reduction of heavy industry. This has brought marked improvements in the
local environment. In the early 1990s there was a dramatic fall in air pollution and industrial emissions, followed
by a more gradual fall. However, since 2001 air pollution levels have once again begun to rise, especially levels of
solid pollutants (airborne dust). Ostrava is a typical densely populated urban centre with a high concentration of
road traffic and extensive heavy industry. Due to the large number of emissions sources concentrated within a
relatively small area, the city is officially classified as an area with poorer than average air quality.
The number of days with poor air quality is influenced not only by the emissions themselves, but also by wind
direction, the location of emissions sources, and other geographical or meteorological conditions within the city.
The main sources of emissions are industrial plants (especially steelworks, of which Ostrava has the highest
concentration in the country), road traffic, local heat sources, areas of unmaintained waste ground (contributing to
airborne dust), former coal-mining sites, and wind-borne pollution from the Polish side of the border.
Despite these problems, a large proportion of Ostrava’s area is taken up by parks, greenery and natural
landscape features. The city’s parks are well-maintained and are constantly being improved and expanded.
As part of an ongoing programme to renovate Ostrava’s high-rise housing estates, many public areas are
undergoing reconstruction work – including public greenery.
Within the boundaries of the city there are a range of valuable sites of natural interest, several of which have
been listed as protected zones. Much of the land along the banks of the Odra River within Ostrava’s
boundaries is part of the Poodří (Odra Basin) protected landscape area.
Another important part of Ostrava’s landscape is forested land, which makes up around 10% of the city’s area. The
proportion of forests within the city rises every year, mainly due to brownfield recultivation and remediation projects. The
City of Ostrava is the second largest owner of forested land within the city boundaries. The maintenance and ongoing
improvement of the city’s forests is a major priority, since many of these woodlands are popular recreational areas.

12.1.1 Major pollutant emissions (REZZO 1) in tonnes / year – Ostrava

Of the total solid pollutants emitted in the Czech Republic in 2007 (12 467 tonnes), approx. 34.6% were
emitted in the Moravian-Silesian Region – i.e. 4 317 tonnes during 2007. Of this quantity, large-scale
polluters accounted for 2 542 tonnes.

Year                     1994            1995          1996            1997            1998          1999          2000
solid
pollutants            16 366           11 351          8 594           6 421           3 919        2 428         2 565
(dust)
SO2                   29 897          31 831         26 366         22 612          18 119         15 146        14 676
NOx                   14 233          15 334         14 239         12 786          11 091         11 500        11 228
CO                   151 700         160 771        146 550        155 650         116 148         86 263        70 465



Year                  2001         2002         2003           2004        2005          2006         2007         2008
solid
pollutants           2 573          3 089        3 822         2 660           2 141       2 168       2 542       2 035
(dust)
SO2                 15 372        15 482        17 638       16 528        16 503         16 030     15 648      11 938
NOx                12 775         12 673        13 801       13 454        13 939         12 283     12 133      11 561
CO             72 194      69 099        75 240     76 933                 76 006         66 876     78 713      63 397
Source: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, March 2011
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                          Emissions of main pollutants – Ostrava

     180000
     160000
     140000
     120000
     100000
     80000
     60000
     40000
     20000
         0
              1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

                                           dust            SO2      NOX     CO

Source: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute database – www.chmi.cz

Selected pollution indicators in watercourses

                    2001                   2002                     2003                 2004
Watercourse         BOD          COD       BOD         COD          BOD          COD     BOD     COD
                    Mg1-1        Mg1-1     Mg1-1       Mg1-1        Mg1-1        Mg1-1   Mg1-1   Mg1-1
Odra – Svinov       8.0          31.0      7.4         36.0         10.0         39.0    12.0    40.0
Ostravice –
                    8.1          31.0      6.9         29.0         7.9          41.0    8.6     45.0
Muglinov



                    2005                  2006                      2007                 2008
Watercourse         BOD         COD       BOD         COD           BOD          COD     COD     BOD
                    Mg1-1       Mg1-1     Mg1-1       Mg1-1         Mg1-1        Mg1-1   Mg1-1   Mg1-1
Odra – Svinov       9.7         38        6.4         35            6            35      5.8     29
Ostravice –
                    8.4         43         7.3        37            7.3          40      7       33
Muglinov



                   2009
Watercourse        BOD         COD
                   Mg1-1       Mg1-1
Odra – Svinov      5.4         24
Ostravice –
                  4.8         37
Muglinov
Source: Environmental Protection Division, Ostrava City Authority
BOD: biochemical oxygen demand
COD: chemical oxygen demand
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12.2 Health care and social services

Social services and health care have a significant impact on the quality of life of Ostrava’s citizens. Ostrava
offers good availability of in-patient and out-patient health care services, as well as many top-quality
specialist services. The City of Ostrava offers its citizens help and support through its Social Services and
Health Care Division and via a range of contributory organizations operating in the social services and health
care sectors. The City collaborates with individual Municipal Districts in the provision of health care, and
also works closely with non-government non-profit organizations (NGOs) and a range of other providers.

12.2.1 Health care

Ostrava has:
   3 hospitals offering approx. 2400 beds (as of 16 November 2010):

    o Ostrava Faculty Hospital, constituted by the Ministry of Health (1218 beds),
    o Ostrava City Hospital, constituted by the City of Ostrava (783 beds),
    o Vítkovice Hospital – private hospital (348 beds).
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   approx. 900 other health care facilities, including:

    o 151 general practitioners for adults,
    o 62 general practitioners for children,
    o 200 dentists,
    o 93 pharmacies.

Selected data on health care in the Moravian-Silesian Region and Ostrava (2010)

                                                           M-S Region                               Ostrava
Doctors (total)                                               4 731                                   1 779
Doctors per 1 000 inhabitants                                   3.8                                     5.3
Inhabitants per doctor                                          264                                     189
Hospitals                                                        18                                       3
Specialist treatment centres                                     20                                       4
  incl. centres for long-term patients                           11                                       1
General practitioners:
   for adults                                                   533                                    152
   for children                                                 236                                     65
   dentists                                                     619                                    200
   gynaecologists                                               133                                     37
   specialists                                                  732                                    257
Source: Czech Statistical Office


Ostrava also has:

   hospices:             1 hospice with 30 beds (St Luke’s Hospice, run by Charita Ostrava), 2 mobile
    hospices (Charita Ostrava and the Ondrášek Mobile Hospice);

   the Domeček Children’s Centre (a home for children up to age 3): 100 beds;
   health centres:    6;

   drop-in centres:       2 (a children’s rehabilitation centre and a psychotherapeutic centre);

   pharmacies:            85 including 2 offering first aid services;

   emergency services:            10 ambulance teams, 1 helicopter,

   first aid services:            1 (run by the Ostrava City Rescue Service):
                                        o 3 adult first aid centres including ambulance services (city centre,
                                            Ostrava-Hrabůvka, Ostrava-Poruba),
                                        o 3 children’s first aid centres (city centre, Ostrava-Hrabůvka,
                                            Ostrava-Poruba)
                                        o 1 dental first aid service.

 Treatment Centre for Long-Term Patients in Radvanice, run by the Ostrava City Hospital (124 beds).
Patients from Ostrava can also use the Klokočov Treatment Centre in the Opava district (190 beds, run by
the Ostrava Faculty Hospital).
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The main weakness of the city in this regard is the shortage of psychiatric beds – in view of the growth of
problems related to societal trends (increase in mental disorders, ageing population etc.). There is also a
shortage of specialists in psychiatry and geriatric medicine.


A comparison of selected data on health care in Ostrava and other cities is given in the following table:

Selected data on health care in Ostrava and other cities (2009)

                                                          Ostrava                   Brno                  Plzeň
Hospitals                                                       4                      11                       4
Long-term treatment centres                                     1                       1                       1
General practitioners for adults                              152                     201                      79
for children                                                   65                      75                      31
Dentists                                                      200                     259                     140
Gynaecologists                                                 37                      58                      27
Specialists                                                   257                     397                     190
Source: Czech Statistical Office

Information on doctors and health care facilities

Health care facilities able to provide services in foreign languages can be found in consultation with your
health insurance agency. The Czech Republic also has a central information system, known as H.E.L.P.,
where you can find a list of private doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, spas, private clinics and sanatoriums etc.
– see www.kataloglekaru.cz/
There is also an information line (+420 296 181 212) open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except
public holidays). Information can also be provided via e-mail (info@help-lic.cz), fax (+420 296 181 804), in
writing or in person at the following address: Lékařské informační centrum, Lékařský dům, Sokolská 31, 120
21 Prague 2.



12.2.2 Social services

Social services are provided to individual citizens or their families in order to help them deal with difficult
social situations which they are unable to overcome on their own. The services are provided either on-site at
clients’ homes (e.g. personal assistance services and care services), at various types of social services day
centres and drop-in centres, or at residential social services institutions. These facilities are constituted by the
Statutory City of Ostrava, the Municipal Districts, non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs) and
individuals.

The main focus in Ostrava is on non-residential services, which are provided by 56.2% of facilities. On-site
services are provided by 41% of facilities, residential services by 29.8%. Most providers offer combinations
of these services. The representation of various forms of social services is well-balanced.

There are 71 registered social services providers in Ostrava, offering a total of 178 services used by almost
31 000 citizens. These providers employ almost 3 000 people, ranking them among the most important
employers in the city.

The Statutory City of Ostrava is the constituting body of 10 contributory organizations and 1 health care
institution providing residential care as part of the Ostrava City Hospital. The Municipal Districts also
provide nursing homes including emergency beds.
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Social services institutions in Ostrava:

   centre for disabled citizens:                     1 (consisting of 6 separate facilities), capacity 402,
   senior citizens’ homes:                           8, capacity 1 629,
   nursing homes:                                    41, 1 121 apartments,
   relief services provided via nursing homes (emergency beds): 4, capacity 41,
   Ostrava City Hospital social services centre:     1, capacity 66

Social services provided in accordance with Act no. 108/2006


                                              Services provided
   Social counseling (30)                                Social prevention services:
   Social services:                                      - telephone crisis assistance (0)
    - personal assistance (4)                             - early care (2)
    - nursing services (11)                               - interpreting services (3)
    - emergency care (1)                                  - refuges (11)
    - guide and reader services (1)                       - halfway houses (2)
    - independent housing support (2)                     - contact centres (1)
    - relief services (8)                                 - crisis support (2)
    - day centres, drop-in centres and week centres       - intervention centres (1)
      for handicapped people (5)                          - low-threshold centres for children and young
    - homes for disabled citizens (3)                       people, day centres (10)
    - homes for senior citizens (13)                      - low-theshold day centres (2)
    - special regime homes (9)                            - night shelters (4)
    - sheltered housing (2)                               - follow-up care services (1)
    - social services provided at health care facilities  - social activation services for families with
      (1)                                                   children (14)
                                                          - social activation services for senior citizens
                                                            and disabled citizens (9)
                                                          - social therapeutic workshops (3)
                                                          - therapeutic communities (1)
                                                          - on-site services (6)
                                                          - social rehabilitation (9)

All types of social services facilities are represented in Ostrava, except telephone crisis assistance. The most
widespread type of social services facility in Ostrava are social counselling centres (16.9 %), followed by
social activation services for families with children (7.9%), senior citizens’ homes (7.3%), refuges (6.2%),
and nursing services (6.2%). Less common are intervention centres, contact centres, guide and reader
services, follow-up care services, therapeutic communities and emergency care (0.6% each).

In terms of target group, the largest proportion of social services in Ostrava is provided to senior citizens
(29%), followed by disabled and/or mentally handicapped citizens (14%) and families/children (13%). An
important role is played by activities focusing on crime and drug abuse prevention (33.3%), senior citizens
(24%) and people suffering from lifestyle-related diseases (15.8%).

Day centres, social counselling centres, crisis help centres, personal assistance, low-threshold centres, social
activation services, refuges and night shelters are more often run by civic associations and church
organizations. Social rehabilitation services and therapeutic communities are run by public service
organizations. Drop-in centres and week centres for handicapped people, centres for disabled people, senior
citizens’ homes and halfway houses are often run by contributory organizations of the City of Ostrava.
Nursing services and homes are run by municipal districts.

The clients of these services are senior citizens, citizens with mental illnesses and psychosocial problems,
citizens with combined physical and mental handicaps, visually impaired citizens, the deaf and hard of
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hearing, those with societal diseases, children and families, and citizens at risk of social exclusion, including
the Roma community.

On the basis of an assessment of demographic and age structure trends, it is evident that the main problem
facing the city authorities in the future will be ageing. As has been mentioned, Ostrava’s population is ageing
considerably. Predictions for the numbers of people over 60 years of age are as follows: in 2005 there were
60 600 citizens in this age bracket; by 2015 this category is set to swell to 75 800; and by 2020 to 78 700. In
view of these forecasts, it is clear that there will be increasing demands – both financial and organizational –
on facilities providing services to senior citizens.

Residential social services

In 2010, residential services for senior citizens and mentally handicapped citizens were provided via 9
contributory organizations of the Statutory City of Ostrava, including 8 senior citizens’ homes with a
capacity of 1 629 places and 1 centre for handicapped clients with a capacity of 402 places. Services for
other target groups (e.g. mothers with children, people released after serving custodial sentences, those in
crisis situations) are provided by the Centre for Social Services, a contributory organization of the City. The
City Hospital – another contributory organization – provides residential social services for 66 users.

On-site social services

The aim of on-site services is to provide services to clients in their own social environment. This enables
clients to integrate as fully as possible into the normal life of society; in cases where the clients’ condition
makes this impossible, on-site services enable clients to live with dignity.
An example of this type is nursing services provided to citizens in their own homes, including apartments in
nursing homes or other facilities. In 2010, nursing care services were provided to 2 209 people.

The municipal district authorities of the Statutory City of Ostrava provide nursing care services at eight
locations. For citizens on old age pensions or invalidity benefits and requiring nursing care services, the
municipal districts offer nursing care homes. The allocation of apartments in these homes is the
responsibility of the municipal district authorities; places are allocated on the basis of citizens’ applications,
depending on the degree to which the potential client’s independence is restricted and the urgency of his/her
social situation. There are currently 1 121 apartments in nursing homes in the city of Ostrava.

Non-government non-profit organizations (NGOs) and the future development of social services

Non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs) play an important role in providing social services
within the City. Over 100 NGOs are active on the city’s territory. In terms of residential services for senior
citizens, NGOs play a supplementary role to core services provided by contributory organizations. However,
NGOs are the sole providers of many other services – especially home-based services and day services.
NGO activities in social services are supported from the Statutory City of Ostrava’s budget. In 2008 NGOs
received a total of CZK 55 million; in 2009, CZK 62.2 million; in 2010, CZK 60.9 million.

Social services within Ostrava are developed and coordinated in accordance with a key strategic document
entitled the Second Community Plan for Social Services and Related Activities in the City of Ostrava. The
Third Community Plan was prepared during 2010, covering the period 2011 – 2014.

The Catalogue of Social Services and Related Activities is a user-friendly guide to social services in Ostrava.
It is regularly updated and the electronic version is available at www.ostrava.cz and www.kpostrava.cz.
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12.3 Housing and non-residential premises

12.3.1 Housing

The Statutory City of Ostrava has delegated the management of its housing stock to the individual Municipal
Districts. As of 31 December 2010 the Municipal Districts owned 15 417 apartments in 1 224 blocks. In
1991, the City owned a total of 45 476 council apartments in 3 040 blocks; this number has since fallen by
almost two thirds. The privatization of the housing stock led to the establishment of housing cooperatives
and owners’ cooperatives, consisting mainly of the tenants of privatized apartments. The privatization
process launched in the early 1990s has led to a decrease in the number of apartments owned by
municipalities, while other forms of ownership have shown a rising trend.
The largest owner of housing stock is the Municipal District Ostrava-Jih, with a total of 6 106 apartments. As
of 31 December 2010, other Municipal Districts owned the following numbers of apartments: Mariánské
Hory a Hulváky 2 269, Poruba 1 885, Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz 1 660, Slezská Ostrava 1 519, Vítkovice
792. The other Municipal Districts own fewer than 300 apartments.
In 2010 consultants from the Proces agency drew up the City of Ostrava’s Housing Policy Concept
Document, which sets key priorities for the future development of municipally owned housing in Ostrava.
The document is still awaiting approval; it will then be implemented and further elaborated depending on the
needs of individual Municipal Districts.

Municipal housing stock owned by the City of Ostrava, 1991–2010

as of 31. 12. 1991              blocks                                                             3 040
                                apartments                                                        45 476
as of 31. 12. 2009              blocks                                                             1 281
                                apartments                                                         5 998
as of 31. 12. 2010              blocks                                                             1 224
                                apartments                                                        15 417

The City is continuing the ongoing process of privatizing its housing stock. As a result of this trend, the
proportion of rented housing continues to fall, though not as dramatically as in the late 1990s. In the period
1995 – 2010, almost 2 000 apartments were built or reconstructed in Ostrava using funds from the state
budget; the total costs were around CZK 2 billion. Despite the construction of 10 new units at the Na Liščině
shelter by the Municipal District of Slezská Ostrava, the number of municipal apartments continued to fall to
581 during the course of the year.
New builds in 2010 included 22 starter apartments on Provaznická Street in Ostrava-Jih, scheduled for
completion in 2011 at a total cost to the budget of CZK 45 million. Reconstruction work also began on the
apartment blocks in the ‘Jubilee’ housing scheme, at a total budgetary cost of CZK 56 million. A total of 10
apartments at the Nová Osada development in Slezská Ostrava were also reconstructed in 2010.
Large-scale investments (via the individual Municipal Districts) concern mainly those buildings which are
likely to remain part of the City’s housing stock.

Types of municipal apartments

Municipal apartments as of 31 December 2010                                       15 417 units    100.00%
-   standard apartments                                                           14 464 units     93.82%
-   reduced-quality apartments                                                       953 units      6.18%
-   apartments in nursing homes                                                    1 121 units      7.27%
-   wheelchair-friendly apartments                                                   115 units      0.75%
-   apartments for City employees                                                 14 464 units     93.82%
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Social housing – There is no universal legal definition of this term. Ostrava maintains certain apartments
and apartment blocks which are rented out to citizens on low incomes. These are mainly small apartments
and reduced-quality apartments located away from the central parts of municipal districts.
Various types of social housing are provided by NGOs with financial support from the City of Ostrava.
These are not standard apartments; they are facilities providing accommodation specially targeted at citizens
who are in serious difficulties due to age, poor health, social situation or personal crisis.

These facilities include:
    Nursing homes and senior citizens’ homes
    The Halfway House, shelters, homes for mothers and children
    Community centres
    The ‘Village of Coexistence’

Social housing and resocialization programmes are provided by NGOs, mainly with the financial support of
the City of Ostrava.

House prices

The prices of houses and apartments depend on a wide variety of factors. In comparison with other locations
in the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Czech Republic as a whole, house prices in Ostrava are relatively
low. The recent rise in house prices has now come to an end, and prices (especially of apartments on housing
estates) are either stagnant or falling slightly. Nevertheless, there is still a shortage of municipal apartments,
especially apartments targeted at specific groups of tenants (e.g. accommodation for senior citizens,
wheelchair-friendly apartments, apartments with social services provision, and low-rent apartments). This
shortage of social housing is alarming in view of the growing number of people who are at risk due to the
current economic recession and especially the de-regulation of social housing rents that came into force on
1 January 2011.

Average prices of 3-bedroom apartments in selected cities, 12/2009-4/2011




    8000000
    8 000 000
    7000000
    7 000 000
    6000000
    6 000 000
                                                                                                  Praha 1
    5000000
    5 000 000
                                                                                                  Brno
    4000000
    4 000 000                                                                                     Ostrava
    3000000
    3 000 000                                                                                     Pilsen
    2000000
    2 000 000
    1000000
    1 000 000
           00
                12/2009 2/2010 4/2010 6/2010 8/2010 10/2010 12/2010 2/2011 4/2011

Source: www.realitycechy.cz
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Prices – rent / sale of houses and apartments:

Type of property                                                      Rent (CZK / month)            Sale (CZK millions)
House                                5 and more rooms                      15 000 – 30 000                        2.2 – 7.0
                                     4 and more rooms                       8 000 – 20 000                        1.1 – 4.0
                                     80 – 120 m2                            7 000 – 15 000                        0.9 – 3.2
Apartment
                                                                                                 not new          0.7 – 1.4
                                     60 – 80 m²                             4 500 – 11 000
                                                                                                 new              1.8 – 4.0

Rent
 Rent (market rate) for a standard apartment (former category I and II) is around 75 – 120 CZK/m2
     floor area.
    State-regulated rent for a standard apartment in 2010 was set at 50.02 CZK/m2 floor area. In Ostrava,
     6 municipal districts offered reductions of approx. 50% in the rent increase for 2010; regulated rent was
     thus approx. 42 CZK/m².
    Maximum state-regulated rent for reduced-quality apartments was 45.02 CZK/m² floor area; the
     reduced rent was 33 CZK/m².

After 2010, the City of Ostrava will no longer be legally able to offer reductions in the annual rent increase
(Act no. 107/2006).
On 1 January 2011 rent prices were de-regulated in Ostrava, as they were in all municipalities across the Moravian-
Silesian Region. This means that rents can only be altered on the basis of mutual agreement by the owner and the tenant. If
the parties fail to agree on an amendment to the rent contract, the dispute is dealt with via the courts. The court can require
an expert report to be drawn up in order to determine the standard local market rate for the particular apartment.
For the purposes of court proceedings and as a guideline on rent levels for both owners and tenants, the Ministry for
Regional Development produced a map showing usual local market rates for 639 municipalities with populations
over 2 000, plus separate maps for 36 Municipal Districts in the cities of Ostrava, Ústí nad Labem and Opava.

New housing built by the City of Ostrava since 1990

Before the Velvet Revolution of 1989, new construction projects were entirely controlled by the state. In the
new social and economic conditions of the 1990s, this situation changed completely. Act no. 10/1993
transferred all housing stock from the state to cities, towns and municipalities. This represented the largest
transfer of property since the Second World War, and launched the wide-ranging privatization of former
state housing stock. With no more funds from the state, and a lack of other investors, towns and cities found
it very difficult to deal with unfinished (mainly high-rise) housing developments on their territory. Despite
subsequent state programmes to support housing development (launched from 1995 onwards and run by the
Ministry of Finance, then the Ministry for Regional Development, then the National Housing Development
Fund), these unfinished developments were only fully completed in 2003.

Costs of building and reconstructing apartments, 1995 – 2010

City of Ostrava                                  Total budget             funding source (CZK thousands)
                                Number of
new and reconstructed                              costs (CZK                   municipal
                               apartments                                  City              other        state
apartments                                        thousands)                      districts
reconstructed apartments           968          762 762                358 244   164 693    20 320     219 505
new apartments                     757          844 437                386 535     16 940 177 922      263 040
new apartments in senior
                                   233          476 120                290 124         69 537              0       116 459
citizens’ homes
Total 1995 – 2010                1 958        2 083 319              1 034 903        251 170     198 242          599 004
Source: Property Division, Ostrava City Authority
‘other sources’ = funds obtained from various individuals or legal entities during construction
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City of Ostrava – current housing situation

In recent years the City (via several of its municipal districts) has focused on the reconstruction of its
housing stock and the regeneration of high-rise housing estates. The City supports private builders and
developers by offering available land for sale, thus expanding the range of higher-quality apartments and
houses for sale or rent. Large-scale investments (via the individual Municipal Districts) concern mainly those
buildings which are likely to remain part of the City’s housing stock

Work to regenerate public spaces on housing estates is carried out by the municipal districts in conjunction
with the City Authority as part of the national subsidy programme for housing estates regeneration
(Government directive no. 494/2000); in order to receive this subsidy, a project must benefit an area with
over 150 apartments. As part of this programme, regeneration work was carried out in 2006 at Čechury
Street in Poruba. In 2008 the Varenská Street project was completed, and in 2009 work was begun to
regenerate the Šalamouna estate in the central municipal district (Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz). Work has
been continuing in phases since 2002 on the Fifejdy I estate (municipal district Mariánské Hory a Hulváky),
and a project is currently being planned for the Muglinov estate (municipal district Slezská Ostrava).
In the period 2000 – 2010, subsidies totalling CZK 38 792 000 have been provided from the national budget
for regeneration projects on high-rise housing estates.

Projects completed, underway and planned as part of the housing estates regeneration programme
2002–2010

         information on municipal districts                       housing estate regeneration projects
                       area of
                total               total     pop’n                                   no. of             cost
municipal               hous.                                  housing         area            popul
                area             popul-      density                                  block               (CZK
district               estates                                   estate       (km²)            -ation
               (km2)               ation    per km-2                                       s               mil.)
                         (km2)
Mar. Hory        7.07    0.36    12 930        1 829            Fifejdy I    0.206       32    3 200        180
a Hulváky
Moravská       13.53      1.4    41 370        3 058        Varenská *)      0.085       38     3 500            73
Ostrava                                                    Šalamouna         0.200      109     5 600       125
Poruba           13.51         4.0    69 860       5 171     Čechury *)      0.245       14       800            36
Slezská          41.69      0.30      21 470         515      Muglinov       0.063       27     3 180            90
Ostrava                                                             **)
Total            75.80      6.06     145 630       1 921                    0.799       220    16 280       504
*) completed
**) ready for implementation


12.3.2 Non-residential premises

Prices of non-residential premises (commercial premises, offices etc.) vary widely and depend on a range of
factors including location, size, quality, purpose of rent, and services available.

Rent in CZK (per m2/year):
        Office premises: approx. 800 – 4 000 CZK
        Other commercial premises (retail, restaurants etc.): 2 000 – 10 000 CZK
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12.4 Culture

Ostrava is home to a wide range of important and prestigious cultural institutions – many of which are
renowned nationally and internationally.

The Moravian-Silesian National Theatre has permanent opera, theatre, ballet and operetta companies and
performs at two venues – the Antonín Dvořák Theatre and the Jiří Myron Theatre. Theatregoers can enjoy
chamber performances, children’s plays, classic works, popular musicals, much-loved ballets, modern dance
performances and concerts. Ostrava’s youngest theatre company is the Aréna Chamber Theatre – one of the
most successful theatres in the Czech Republic, continuing a strong local tradition of small chamber theatres
featuring young actors. The Petr Bezruč Theatre offers a fascinating repertoire ranging from the classics to
contemporary drama, brought to life in vibrant productions featuring outstanding acting talents. Ostrava’s
Puppet Theatre is based in one of the most striking modern theatre buildings in Central Europe, wittily
decorated with three metre-high statues of puppets made of wood and metal – a clown, a king, a queen, an
angel and the devil. Every two years the Puppet Theatre hosts the international puppetry festival Spectaculo
Interesse. In 2010 an extension was built at the Puppet Theatre, comprising an alternative stage, an
amphitheatre, a puppet gallery and a theatrical astronomical clock.

Ostrava’s top symphony orchestra – the Janáček Philharmonic – has decades of experience interpreting the
works of world-renowned Czech composers (including Janáček, Dvořák, Smetana and Martinů) as well as a
wide range of music from other countries. The highlight of the city’s musical year is the Janáček May music
festival – one of the largest events of its type in the Czech Republic. The city has several cultural centres
offering a variety of theatrical and musical performances by artists from the Czech Republic and abroad.
Ostrava is also home to numerous cultural associations and widely acclaimed folklore groups.

As a major regional centre of culture and education, Ostrava also has its own Academic Library and a dense
network of municipal libraries. In October 2005 the Ostrava City Library moved into newly reconstructed
premises near the Sýkora bridge in the city centre.

Keen filmgoers can enjoy a wide choice of cinemas, ranging from the art-house Minikino to the popular
Cinestar multiplex (8 screens).

Ostrava is also home to several art galleries and museums whose exhibits illuminate various facets of human
life. The most important is the Gallery of Fine Arts Ostrava, which welcomed over 100 000 visitors in 2010.


12.5 Sport and recreation

Ostrava hs a wide range of sports facilities – athletics stadiums, ice rinks, multi-purpose sports halls, tennis
courts, squash clubs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and many more.

Keen cyclists will enjoy the dense network of cycle routes crossing the entire city. This network is constantly
being expanded and passes through many places of natural beauty or historical interest – an ideal choice for a
day trip.
The area around the city also provides plenty of opportunities for leisure and recreation. The Beskydy and
Jeseníky mountains (30 km and 60 km away from Ostrava respectively) offer excellent skiing and winter
sports facilities. From spring through to autumn, the mountain ranges are a paradise for hikers, cyclists and
anglers. Between May and September a ‘CycleBus’ service is in operation, carrying cyclists (and their
bikes), hikers and other passengers between Ostrava and the Beskydy mountains. In the winter sports season,
the SkiBus performs the same service.
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Golfers will love the region’s courses – ranging from the Šilheřovice course (close to the city, in the grounds
of the local chateau) to the courses in Čeladná, Ropice and Ostravice. Just 10 km from Ostrava there is also
the popular 9-hole course in Kravaře.

Ostrava is the host city for a wide range of top national, European or world sporting events and
championships (ice hockey, handball, weightlifting, volleyball, figure skating, tennis – the Davis Cup,
bodybuilding and much more). Each year the city showcases the world’s top athletes at the Golden Spike
international athletics meeting.
In 2004 Ostrava was the co-host of the Ice Hockey World Championship. The games were held at the city’s
ČEZ Arena, one of the largest and most modern multi-purpose indoor arenas in the Czech Republic. In 2005
Ostrava hosted the European Futsal Championship, and in 2006 it was the venue for the European Floorball
Championships. In 2008 the city welcomed the World Floorball Championship and the 4th Baseball
Academic World Championship. In 2009 tennis-lovers enjoyed two rounds of the prestigious Davis Cup
tournament. In 2010 Ostrava hosted the European Table Tennis Championships and the Basketball World
Championship for Women.

12.6 Tourist attractions

Ostrava’s days as a typical centre of heavy industry are long gone. The last coal was mined here in 1994, and
the city’s face has changed completely in the intervening years. Many visitors are pleasantly surprised by the
city’s wide range of attractions and leisure opportunities.

Ostrava’s proud coal-mining history is reflected in many industrial heritage sites. Nowhere else in the Czech
Republic can boast such a wide range of technical monuments. The best-known are Landek Park with its
Mining Museum, Michal Colliery (a National Cultural Monument), and the Lower Vítkovice complex (also
a National Cultural Monument). These unique monuments to the local industrial heritage attract increasing
numbers of visitors every year. Ostrava’s industrial past has also left the city with a rich array of industrial
architecture. The Lower Vítkovice complex has been listed as a major European cultural heritage site.

In addition to its industrial heritage, Ostrava also offers a range of other historical sights, cultural activities
and leisure opportunities which will delight visitors of all ages and interests. Among the most popular tourist
destinations in the city is the Ostrava Zoo – the second largest zoo in the Czech Republic. Other attractions
include the beautifully reconstructed Silesian Ostrava Castle, a popular venue for fascinating exhibitions
and cultural events (including the Colours of Ostrava world music festival), or Miniuni, a unique display of
miniature scale models of famous European buildings. Each of Ostrava’s museums offers its own treasures.
The Ostrava City Museum displays a 225cm-high grandfather clock made by the master clockmaker Mr
Mašek in the early 1930s. In 2009 the museum also opened an exciting new permanent exhibition. Other
interesting cultural attractions in the city are the Museum of Firefighting, the Museum of Zithers, the
Cathedral of the Divine Saviour (the second largest cathedral in Moravia and Silesia after the Basilica at
Velehrad), the Johann Palisa Observatory and Planetarium or the tour of the Ostravar Brewery – not
forgetting a tasting session, of course.

The City also offers tourists a selection of so-called Themed Packages. This tourism product enables
visitors to enjoy complete experiences ranging from more traditional leisure and tourism activities to new,
adventurous ways of discovering the city.

Detailed tourist information is available at the branches of the Ostrava Information Service. Visitors can also
find information and tips on-line at www.ostrava.cz and www.ostravainfo.cz or in the tourist guidebook to
Ostrava published in 2009 by the City of Ostrava in conjunction with freytag&berndt. In 2010 the city
published a new tourist guide to Ostrava’s industrial heritage sites and a series of information leaflets.
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13 Accommodation
13.1 Hotels

Name                      Address           Telephone    No. of      Price per     Website
                                                          beds      person per
                                                                   night (CZK)
Areál                     Vrbka 29    +420 596 942 777      16     900 – 1 9001    www.arealferdinand.cz
Ferdinand***
Clarion Congress         Zkrácená     +420 596 702 111     307            1 690    www.clarioncongresshot
Hotel Ostrava****          2703/84                                                 elostrava.cz
Harmony Club          28. října 170   +420 596 652 111     214    1 390 – 2 5801   www.harmonyclub.cz
Hotel Ostrava***
Hotel                 Náměstí SNP     +420 596 762 511      21      980 – 1 290    www.dk-akord.cz
Akord***                          1
Hotel                Lidická 22/179   +420 737 545 231      40    1 050 – 2 100    www.hotel-aron.cz
Aron****
Hotel                 Keltičkova 60   +420 596 242 050      20     750 – 1 1501    www.hotel-best.com
BEST***
Hotel Blue            28. října 272   +420 596 626 497      24     700 – 3 0001    www.hotel-ostrava.eu
Paradise
Hotel Bonum***       Masná 1752/6     +420 596 114 050      28    1 380 – 2 6001   www.hotel-bonum.cz
Hotel                   Stodolní 8    +420 599 500 000      89        od 1 2251    www.hotelbrioni.cz
Brioni****
Hotel CITY           Macharova 16     +420 596 134 090      52      860 – 13501    www.hotelcity-
Ostrava***                                                                         ostrava.cz
Hotel club Trio***      Pobialova     +420 596 111 247      29    1 450 – 2 7001   www.hotel-trio.cz
                           846/10
Hotel                Na Bunčáku 2     +420 596 242 247      12     900 – 1 5001    www.garnihotel.cz
Garni***
Hotel ISORA***+        Antošovická    +420 596 239 502      56      550 – 1 145    www.hotel-isora.com
                                11
Hotel Jan                  Slívova    +420 595 245 111      41       999 – 4800    www.jan-maria.cz
Maria****                   1946/7
Hotel                 Přívozská 23    +420 596 110 676      72           od 556    www.hotel-maria.cz
Maria***
Hotel                Nádražní 186     +420 595 136 790      55     800 – 2 0001    www.hotelmax-
Max***                                                                             ostrava.com
Hotel Mercure        Českobratrská    +420 595 606 600     273    1 300 – 4 1001   www.mercureostrava.cz
Ostrava                   18/1742
Center****
Hotel Metropol***     Jaklovecká 8    +420 596 243 399      24     520 – 1 4001    www.hotel-metropol-
                                                                                   restaurace.cz
Hotel Mexiko***       Bohumínská      +420 596 244 444      20      690 – 1 700    www.hotelmexiko.cz
                                 37
Hotel                      Kafkova    +420 739 074 333      36    1 180 – 2 1801   www.hotel.nakafkove.cz
Na Kafkové***              1380/15
Hotel Nikolas***     Nádražní 124     +420 596 134 000      20      840 – 1 950    www.nikolas.cz
Hotel Palác             Umělecká      +420 595 133 644      36       950 – 1350    www.palac-elektra.cz
Elektra***                    305/1
Hotel Paradise***     28. října 272   +420 596 626 497      48    1 000 – 2 8501   www.hotel-ostrava.eu
Hotel Park Inn         Hornopolní     +420 595 195 000     370           od 990    www.ostrava.parkinn.cz
Ostrava****                3313/42
Hotel Puls***                Ruská    +420 596 790 611      71    1 000 – 1 8001   www.arena-vitkovice.cz
                         3077/135
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Hotel                    Stodolní 11   +420 597 609 111         30          od 1 490    www.rubyblue.cz
Ruby Blue****
Hotel Safari***         Bohumínská     +420 777 200 564         38         490 – 690    www.hotel-safari.cz
                                 67
Hotel                    Čkalovova     +420 596 977 314         60       500 – 1 100    www.hotelsportclub.cz
Sport Club***               6144/18
Hotel Taurus           Těšínská 260    +420 739 035 842        21          450 – 900    www.hotel-taurus.cz
Hotel a restaurace       Na Heleně     +420 773 739 168        26          400 – 800    www.trebovickymlyn.cz
Třebovický                   5004/2
mlýn***
Hotel Veronika***            Mírové    +420 596 664 001        118         460 – 690    www.hotelveronika.cz
                            náměstí
                             3d/519
Hotel Vista***            Kpt. Vajdy   +420 597 221 111        165      1 090 – 1 890   www.hotelvista.cz
                             3046/2
Hotel Zámek             Nábřeží SPB    +420 596 923 094         10            1 2901    www.zamek-poruba.cz
Poruba****                        60
Mamaison                  Tyršova 6    +420 599 099 099        266     1 800 – 6 1001   www.mamaison.com/im
Business &                                                                              perial
Conference Hotel                                                                        www.imperial.cz
Imperial
Ostrava****
Zámek Zábřeh           U Zámku 42/1    +420 554 819 411        31       2 025 – 5 265   www.zamek-zabreh.cz
Ostrava****
1
  price per room per night

13.2 Guest houses

Name                   Address            Telephone                    Price per   Website
                                                      No. of
                                                                     person per
                                                       beds
                                                                     night (CZK)
Hostinec             Petřkovická   +420 596 628 662       23         650 – 1 050
Penzion                      125                                                   www.hostineclhotka.cz
Lhotka
Můj Penzion            Výletní 1   +420 737 616 818       24           210 – 350   www.mujpenzion.cz
Penzion             Pustkovecká    +420 596 633 786       14           450 – 750   www.penzion-ov.cz
AIDA                      4/108
Penzion             U Rozvodny     +420 733 123 451       18          200 – 300    www.penzionanet.cz
Anet                        428
Penzion                Jaromíra    +420 596 960 901       32     950 – 2 6002      www.penzionben.eu
BEN               Šamala 1276/6
Polanka
Penzion              Kollárova 3   +420 739 352 029       35     800 – 2 4002      www.dmz-penzion.cz
D.M.Z.
Penzion             Přemyslovců    +420 721 112 266       20     800 – 1 5002      www.ubytovani-
Exotic                        31                                                   ostrava.com
Penzion            Michálkovická   +420 605 406 730       10           400 – 650   www.penzionfermata.cz
Fermata                      155
Penzion            Světlovská 35   +420 596 768 101       16                550    www.penzion-florian.com
Florián
Pension            Palackého 30    +420 596 133 196       16     900 – 1 2002      www.pension-jvbar.cz
JV bar
Penzion           Rokycanova 24    +420 596 232 386       7           650 – 8502   www.penzionmagda.eu
Magda
Penzion             Vřesová 708    +420 556 425 128       20          590 – 7002   www.motylek.penzion.com
Motýlek
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Penzion             Tomkova 7       +420 737 888 855        11        600 – 1 0002       www.penzion-cihelni.cz
na Cihelní
Penzion          Vřesinská 115      +420 777 026 001        21                  500    www.penzionolymp.cz
Olymp
Penzion             Raisova 25      +420 596 626 497        14        900 – 2 1002       www.hotel-ostrava.eu
Paradise
Penzion          Sokolská třída     +420 604 538 761        64          220 – 550       www.montaspol.cz
Sokolská                   131
Penzion             Lassallova      +420 596 244 861        16          200 – 250       ------
u FIKA                   206/2
Penzion             Serafinova      +420 595 626 259        32        610 – 1 2852       www.ubytovna-ostrava.cz
U Kyblíků               580/37
Pension            Binarova 32      +420 603 551 081        16             1 050 –       www.pensionurasku.cz
U Rašků                                                                     2 5002
Penzion              Sadová 17      +420 596 115 631         9        980 – 1 4502       www.u-spacku-ostrava.az-
U Špačků                                                                                 pension.eu
Penzion          Nádražní 19a       +420 777 708 977        17    1 100 –                www.penzion-ve-dvore.cz
Ve Dvoře                                                          1 9002
Pension 69       Slavníkovců 8      +420 605 222 706        19                  500     www.pension69.cz
2
price per room per night

13.3 Furnished temporary accommodation

Name                         Address           Telephone                     Price per      Website
                                                             No. of            person
                                                              beds           per night
                                                                                (CZK)
Hotelový dům Areál         Plzeňská 6    +420 596 704 111    160                   430      www.hotelovydumarel.cz
Hotelový dům DMH           Výškovická    +420 596 751 779    150            190 – 250       www.hoteldmh.cz
                                  122
Hotelový dům                Edisonova    +420 596 780 778        80         360 – 580       www.elmontex.cz
Elmontex                           88
Hotelový dům                 Horní 54    +420 596 792 111    100            475 – 6903      www.rpgcommercial.cz
Hlubina
Provozní zařízení       Vratimovská      +420 595 683 680        91          350 -7703      www.arcelormittal.com
Kovák                           142                                                         /ostrava
3
  price per room per night

13.4 Hostels

Name                         Address           Telephone                      Price per      Website
                                                                 No. of         person
                                                                  beds        per night
                                                                                 (CZK)
Levné ubytování             Cihelní 67   +420 774 117 322             200           300      www.ubytovna-ubytovani-
Ostrava –                                                                                    ostrava.cz
Vladimír Rada
Sportovní areál       Varenská 40a       +420 596 611 940             34           200       www.tj-mittal.cz
TJ Mittal Ostrava
Ubytovna HPF         Muglinovská 5       +420 972 766 894             102             220    www.hpfclean.cz/ubytova
Clean                                                                                        ni
Ubytovna Jarena        Dolní 248/31      +420 605 249 979             100      od 133        www.ubytovnajarena.cz
Ubytovna Laguna            Oběžná        +420 773 601 735             144    120 – 198       ------
                             1086/4
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Ubytovna                 Martinovská       +420 596 952 856      134    260 – 400     www.hotelak.cz
Martinov                      3176/3
Ubytovna                 U studia 29       +420 595 783 067       70     180-300      www.boswell.cz
Metalurg
Ubytovna                    28. října 82   +420 596 625 542       ---   310 – 350     www.ubytovnapodmost
Pod mostem                                                                            em.cz
Ubytovna                Novoveská          +420 606 723 928      170         210      www.ubytovna-stars.cz
Stars                     2011/15
Ubytovna              Nedbalova 14         +420 596 621 424      105    435-10504     www.ubytovnasalamou
Šalamoun                                                                              n.cz
Ubytování             U cementárny         +420 775 762 044       40    228 – 298     www.ubytovani-
u ARÉNY                    1337/3                                                     pronajem.cz
Ubytovna Vítek        Adamusova 2          +420 595 953 630      624         300      www.boswell.cz
4
 price per room per night


13.5 Student halls of residence
Koleje VŠB-TU                                           Koleje Jana Opletala        (Ostravská   univerzita
Studentská 1770                                         v Ostravě)
700 32 Ostrava-Poruba                                   Kranichova 8/1433
Tel.: +420 596 996 155                                  710 00 Slezská Ostrava
Fax: +420 596 996 499                                   Tel.:+420 597 091 029
www.vsb.cz                                              Fax: +420 596 243 792
                                                        www.osu.cz

Studentská Rezidence Slezská                            Studentské koleje VISTA Ostrava
Československé Armády 1612/25                           Kpt. Vajdy 3046/2
710 00 Ostrava – Slezská Ostrava                        700 30 Ostrava-Zábřeh
Tel.: +420 555 558 231                                  Tel.: +420 597 221 103
www.koleje-slezska.cz                                   www.boswell.cz
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14 Conference and exhibition facilities
Ostrava Exhibition Centre (Ostravské            City of Ostrava Cultural Centre (Dům kultury
výstavy, a.s.)                                  města Ostravy)
Výstaviště Černá louka                          28. října 124/2556
728 26 Ostrava 1                                709 24 Ostrava – Moravská Ostrava
Tel: +420 596 167 112                           Tel: +420 597 489 111
Fax: +420 596 167 125                           Fax: +420 597 489 248
www.cerna-louka.cz                              www.dkmoas.cz

Vítkovice Aréna, a.s.                           Akord Cultural Centre (Dům kultury Akord),
(ČEZ ARÉNA)                                     Ostrava-Zábřeh
Ruská 3077/135                                  nám. SNP 1
700 30 Ostrava – Zábřeh                         700 30 Ostrava – Jih
Tel: +420 596 620 002                           Tel: +420 596 762 511
Fax: +420 596 620 001                           Fax: +420 596 762 555
www.arena-vitkovice.cz                          www.dk-akord.cz

VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava             Poklad Cultural Centre (Dům kultury Poklad)
(ceremonial hall – Aula)                        M. Kopeckého 675
17. listopadu 15/2172                           708 00 Ostrava – Poruba
708 33 Ostrava – Poruba                         Tel.: +420 596 940 021
Tel.: +420 597 325 278                          Fax: +420 596 940 026
Fax: +420 596 918 507                           www.dkpoklad.cz
www.vsb.cz
                                                ROTHSCHILD Palace
Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava*)                Mírové náměstí 160/2
Zkrácená 2703                                   703 00 Ostrava-Vítkovice
700 30 Ostrava – Zábřeh                         Tel.: +420 596 967 954
Tel.: +420 596 702 111                          www.rothschild-palace.cz
Fax: +420 596 702 860
www.ccho.cz                                     MaMaison Business & Conference Hotel
                                                Imperial Ostrava *)
Hotel Park Inn Ostrava *)                       Tyršova 6
Hornopolní 3313/42                              701 38 Ostrava 1
702 00 Ostrava                                  Tel.: +420 599 099 779
Tel.: +420 595 195 000                          Fax: +420 599 099 599
Fax: +420 595 195 555                           www.mamaison.com/imperial
www.ostrava.parkinn.cz
                                                Hotel Mercure Ostrava Center *)
Landek Park                                     Českobratrská 18/1742
Pod Landekem 64                                 702 00 Ostrava
725 29 Ostrava-Petřkovice                       Tel.: +420 595 606 600
Tel.: +420 596 131 803                          Fax: +420 595 606 601
Fax: +420 596 131 847                           www.mercureostrava.cz
www.landekpark.cz
                                                  Sanatorium Klimkovice
                                                  742 84 Klimkovice – Hýlov
                                                  Tel.: +420 556 422 111
                                                  Fax: +420 556 422 133
                                                  www.sanklim.cz
*) Many more hotels in Ostrava also offer facilities for conferences, seminars, workshops and similar
events. Only four hotels are given as examples here.
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15 City and Municipal District administration,
   municipal organizations
Act no. 128/2000 on municipalities states that Ostrava is a Statutory City. The area of the City is divided into
23 Municipal Districts. The City operates as a municipality with extended powers, exercising these powers
on behalf of several neighbouring towns and municipalities. The largest Municipal District is Slezská
Ostrava (Silesian Ostrava, 4 174 ha) and the smallest is Pustkovec (108 ha). As of 31 December 2010, the
largest Municipal District in terms of population is Ostrava-Jih (112 360 inhabitants), followed by Poruba
(69 858 people) and the central Municipal District Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz (41 369 people). The
administration of the City is governed by the Statute of the City of Ostrava.
Local government activities are carried out by various bodies forming part of the City of Ostrava and its
Municipal Districts. Only the City of Ostrava is an independent legal entity; the Municipal Districts act on
behalf of the City exercising powers conferred on them by the Statute.

15.1 City administration

The City Assembly is the highest-ranking decision-making body of the City. Members are elected by
citizens for a four-year electoral period. The Assembly has 55 members and its sessions are open to the
public. The City Assembly sets up committees as its advisory and controlling bodies.
The City Council is the executive body of the City. It has 11 members: the Mayor, the Deputy Mayors and a
further four members of the Assembly who act as Councillors. The Council and the Mayor are Assembly
members elected to these positions by the Assembly. Sessions of the Council are closed to the public. The
City Council appoints commissions as its advisory and initiatory bodies.
The Mayor of the City is elected by the Assembly and represents the City in public.
The City Authority consists of the Mayor – who is the head of the Authority – plus the Deputy Mayors, the
City Authority Secretary and the employees of the City Authority. It carries out tasks assigned to it by the
Assembly and the Council as well as standard local government duties. The Authority carries out these duties
on the basis of current legal regulations.
The City Secretary coordinates and monitors the activities of all City Authority employees. The Secretary is
appointed and dismissed by the Mayor after approval by the Director of the Regional Authority. The City
Authority is structured in 20 Divisions.

City Police Force
Special City bodies
www.ostrava.cz

15.2 Municipal District administration

Municipal District Assemblies
Municipal District Councils
Mayors
Municipal District Authorities
Special Municipal District bodies
www.ostrava.cz

15.3 City organizations

Contributory organizations
Commercial companies
Public service organizations
www.ostrava.cz
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16 Contacts
16.1 Important institutions

Regional Development Agency (Agentura pro     Business Incubator, VŠB-Technical
regionální rozvoj, a.s.)                      University of Ostrava (Podnikatelský
 Na Jízdárně 7                                inkubátor VŠB-TU Ostrava)
 702 00 Ostrava                               Studentská 6202/17
 Tel.: +420 595 691 211                       708 00 Ostrava – Poruba
 http://www.arr.cz                            Tel.: +420 597 329 003
                                              http://pi.cpit.vsb.cz/kontakt

Business Innovation Centre Ostrava (BIC
Ostrava, s.r.o.)                              Regional Business Advice and Information
Mostárenská 1156/38                           Centre (Regionální poradenské a informační
703 00 Ostrava-Vítkovice                      centrum pro podnikatele Ostrava RPIC –
Tel.: +420 595 957 458                        IRP)
http://www.bicova.cz                          Michálkovická 1859/226
                                              710 00 Ostrava
                                               Tel.: +420 596 229 000
CzechInvest – Regional office                  http://www.irp.cz/rpic
Nádražní 923/118
702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 595 198 480-4                      Ostrava Information Service (Ostravský
http://www.czechinvest.org                    informační servis, s.r.o.)
                                              Jurečkova 1935/12
                                              702 00 Ostrava
CzechTrade – Regional information point       Tel.: +420 596 123 913
Výstavní 8                                    http://www.ostravainfo.cz
709 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 597 479 322
http://www.czechtrade.cz                      RPIC-ViP s.r.o.
                                              Výstavní 2224/8
                                              709 00 Ostrava
Czech-Polish Chamber of Commerce (Česko-      Tel.: +420 596 616 794
polská obchodní komora)                       http://www.rpic-vip.cz
Janáčkova 10
702 00 Ostrava
tel. +420 596 612 230                         Ostrava Job Centre (Úřad práce v Ostravě)
http://www.opolsku.cz/                        30. dubna 3130/2c
                                              702 00 Ostrava
                                              Tel.: +420 950 143 511
Eurocentrum Ostrava                           http://portal.mpsv.cz/sz/local/ot_info
Na Jízdárně 7/1245
702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 595 691 270                        Union for the Development of the Moravian-
http://www.euroskop.cz/eurocentrum-ostrava    Silesian Region (Sdružení pro rozvoj
                                              Moravskoslezského kraje)
                                              Výstavní 2224/ 8
Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian-          709 00 Ostrava
Silesian Region (Krajská hospodářská komora   Tel.: +420 595 693 880
MSK)                                          http://www.msunion.cz
Výstavní 2224/8
709 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 597 479 333
http://www.khkmsk.cz
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Moravian-Silesian Regional Authority (Krajský   Ostrava City Authority (Statutární město
úřad – Moravskoslezský kraj)                    Ostrava – Magistrát)
28. října 117                                   Prokešovo náměstí 8
702 18 Ostrava                                  729 30 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 595 622 222                          Tel.: +420 599 444 444 (switchboard)
http://www.kr-moravskoslezsky.cz                Tel.: +420 599 443 242 (information services)
                                                Tel.: +420 844 121 314 (electronic
                                                communication information centre)
                                                http://www.ostrava.cz

                                                Office of the Regional Council – Cohesion
                                                Region Moravia-Silesia (Úřad Regionální
                                                rady regionu soudržnosti Moravskoslezsko)
                                                Hrabákova 1/1861
                                                702 00 Ostrava – Moravská Ostrava
                                                Tel.: +420 552 303 501
                                                http://www.rr-moravskoslezsko.cz
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16.2 Important public administration bodies and courts

Ostrava Customs Directorate (Celní ředitelství   Regional Public Health Authority (Krajská
Ostrava)                                         hygienická stanice Moravskoslezského kraje)
Nám. Svatopluka Čecha 8                          Na Bělidle 7
702 09 Ostrava                                   702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 270 300                           Tel.: +420 595 138 111
http://www.cs.mfcr.cz                            http://www.khsova.cz

Ostrava Customs Office (Celní úřad Ostrava)
Vítkovická 1                                     Regional Public Prosecutor (Krajské státní
700 39 Ostrava                                   zastupitelství v Ostravě)
Tel.: +420 596 663 300                           Na Hradbách 1836/21
http://www.cs.mfcr.cz/                           729 01 Ostrava 1
                                                 Tel.: +420 595 131 511
Czech Trade Inspection – trading standards       http://portal.justice.cz/soud/soud.aspx?o=12&j=22
inspectorate (Česká obchodní inspekce –          &k=274
Inspektorát Moravskoslezský a Olomoucký)
Provozní 5491/1
722 00 Ostrava – Třebovice                       Regional Court (Krajský soud v Ostravě)
Tel.: +420 596 964 675                           Havlíčkovo nábřeží 1835/34
http://www.coi.cz                                728 81 Ostrava
                                                 Tel.: +420 596 153 111
Czech Environmental Inspectorate – Ostrava       http://portal.justice.cz/soud/soud.aspx?o=19&j=29
branch (Česká inspekce životního prostředí –     &k=337
Oblastní inspektorát Ostrava)
Valchařská 15
702 00 Ostrava                                   National Heritage Institute, Ostrava branch
Tel.: +420 595 134 111                           (Národní památkový ústav, územní odborné
http://www.cizp.cz                               pracoviště v Ostravě)
                                                 Korejská 876/12
                                                 702 00 Ostrava – Přívoz
Czech Hydrometeorological Institute –            Tel.: +420 595 133 911
Ostrava branch (Český hydrometeorologický        http://www.npu.cz/npu/uop/381/
ústav – pobočka Ostrava)
K Myslivně 2182/3
708 38 Ostrava                                   Czech Mining Authority – Ostrava branch
Tel.: +420 596 900 111                           (Obvodní báňský úřad v Ostravě)
http://www.chmi.cz/OS/ostrava.html               Veleslavínova 1598/18
                                                 728 03 Ostrava
Czech Statistical Office – Ostrava branch        Tel.: +420 596 100 211
(Český statistický úřad – Pracoviště             http://www.cbusbs.cz/obu-ostrava.aspx
informačních služeb Ostrava)
Repinova 17
702 03 Ostrava                                   Ostrava District Court (Okresní soud
Tel.: +420 595 131 211                           v Ostravě)
http://www.czso.cz                               U Soudu 6187/4
                                                 708 00 Ostrava – Poruba
Czech Telecommunication Office – North           Tel.: +420 596 972 111
Moravia branch (Český telekomunikační úřad       http://portal.justice.cz/soud/soud.aspx?o=157&j=1
– Odbor pro severomoravskou oblast)              67&k=1610
Sokolská třída 2800/99
702 00 Ostrava-Moravská Ostrava                  Regional Social Security Office (Okresní
Tel.: +420 596 693 551                           správa sociálního zabezpečení Ostrava)
http://www.ctu.cz                                Zelená 34 a
                                                 702 00 Ostrava
                                                 Tel.: +420 596 662 111
                                                 http://www.cssz.cz
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Ostrava Tax Directorate (Finanční ředitelství      National Police Force – North Moravia
v Ostravě)                                         Directorate (Policie ČR – Správa
Na Jízdárně 3162/3                                 Severomoravského kraje, Městské ředitelství)
709 00 Ostrava                                     30. dubna 24
Tel.: +420 596 651 111                             728 99 Ostrava
http://cds.mfcr.cz/cps/rde/xchg/cds/xsl/345.html   Tel.: +420 974 721 111
                                                   http://www.mvcr.cz
Tax Office Ostrava I (Finanční úřad Ostrava I)
                                                   National Police Force – District Directorate,
Jurečkova 2
                                                   Immigration and Border Police (Policie ČR –
700 39 Ostrava 1
                                                   Oblastní ředitelství služby cizinecké a
Tel.: +420 596 150 111
                                                   pohraniční policie Ostrava)
http://cds.mfcr.cz
                                                   Milíčova 20
                                                   728 51 Ostrava
Tax Office Ostrava II (Finanční úřad Ostrava )     Tel.: +420 974 720 229
Horní 1619/63                                      http://www.mvcr.cz
700 46 Ostrava – Jih
Tel.: +420 596 705 111                             National Land Fund – Ostrava branch
http://cds.mfcr.cz                                 (Pozemkový fond ČR – Územní pracoviště
                                                   Ostrava)
                                                   Nádražní 869/55
Tax Office Ostrava III (Finanční úřad Poruba)
                                                   702 00 Ostrava
Opavská 6177/74 a
                                                   Tel.: +420 595 151 106
708 13 Ostrava – Poruba
                                                   http://www.pfcr.cz
Tel.: +420 596 905 111
http://cds.mfcr.cz
                                                   Ostrava Job Centre (Úřad práce v Ostravě)
                                                   30. dubna 3130/2c
Moravian-Silesian Regional Fire Service            702 00 Ostrava
(Hasičský záchranný sbor                           Tel.: +420 950 143 511
Moravskoslezského kraje)                           http://portal.mpsv.cz/sz/local/ot_info
Výškovická 40                                      Office of the Government Representation in
70030 Ostrava-Zábřeh                               Property Affairs (Úřad pro zastupování státu ve
Tel.: +420 950 730 311                             věcech majetkových, Územní pracoviště
http://www.hzsmsk.cz                               Ostrava)
Land Registry Office – Ostrava branch              Lihovarská 1335/9
(Katastrální úřad pro Moravskoslezský kraj,        716 10 Ostrava – Radvanice
katastrální pracoviště Ostrava)                    Tel.: +420 597 315 401
Vítkovická 2, 702 00 Ostrava                       http://www.uzsvm.cz
Tel.: 596 944 111
http://www.cuzk.cz/kp/ostrava                      Institute of Public Health Ostrava (Zdravotní
                                                   ústav se sídlem v Ostravě)
                                                   Partyzánské nám. 7
Regional Labour Inspectorate (Oblastní             702 00 Ostrava
inspektorát práce pro Moravskoslezský kraj a       Tel.: +420 596 200 111
Olomoucký kraj se sídlem v Ostravě)                http://www.zuova.cz
Živičná 1123/2
70269 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 950 636 011
http://www.suip.cz
Ostrava District Public Prosecutor (Okresní
státní zastupitelství Ostrava)
U Soudu 6187/4
728 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 972 111
http://portal.justice.cz/soud/soud.aspx?o=71&j=8
1&k=836
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16.3 Selected IT companies

ADASH, spol. s r.o.                  FLAME System, s.r.o.
Hlubinská 32/1379                    Mojmírovců 8
Moravská Ostrava, 702 00             709 00 Ostrava – Mariánské Hory
Tel.: +420 596 232 670               Tel.: +420 596 138 413
Fax: +420 596 232 671                Fax: +420 596 114 860
http://www.adash.cz                  http://www.flame.cz

ALFA Computer CZ, s.r.o.             GiTy a.s.
28. října 257                        28. října 275
709 00 Ostrava – Mariánské Hory      709 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 597 582 800               Tel.: +420 596 617 248
Fax: +420 595 626 148                Fax: +420 596 617 251
http://www.alfacomp.cz               http://www.gity.cz

APLIS.CZ, a.s. – Ostrava branch      Hewlett-Packard s.r.o – Ostrava branch
Boleslavova 7                        28. října 3117/61
709 00 Ostrava                       702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 639 950               Tel.: +420 595 159 111
Fax: +420 596 639 950                Fax: +420 595 159 901
http://www.aplis.cz                  http://www.hp.cz

AUTOCONT CZ, a.s.                    IBM ČR, s.r.o – Ostrava branch
Nemocniční 12                        Havlíčkovo nábřeží 38
702 00 Ostrava                       702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 152 111               Tel.: +420 596 120 963
Fax: +420 596 152 112                Fax: +420 596 120 976
http://www.autocont.cz               http://www.ibm.com/cz

Crux information technology s.r.o.   Ingeteam a.s.
Mlýnská 2353/12                      Technologická 371/1
702 00 Ostrava 1                     708 00 Ostrava – Pustkovec
tel: +420 597 829 990                Tel.: +420 597 326 800
fax: +420 596 110 638                Fax: +420 597 326 899
http://www.cruxit.com                http://www.ingelectric.cz

D3Soft s.r.o                         K2 Atmitec, s.r.o.
28. října 1142/168                   Fügnerova 11
702 00 Ostrava                       702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 603 121               Tel.: +420 595 135 111
Fax: +420 596 603 122                Fax: +420 596 134 567
http://www.d3soft.cz                 http://www.k2atmitec.cz

Ha-vel family s.r.o.                 KVADOS Mobile Solutions, s.r.o.
Křišťanova 1049/15                   Pivovarská 4/10
702 00 Ostrava – Přívoz              702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 552 302 302               Tel.: +420 596 126 210
Fax: +420 596 134 794                Fax: +420 596 113 025
http://www.ha-velfamily.cz           http://www.myavis.cz

OVANET, a. s.                        MEDIUM SOFT, a.s.
Hájkova 1100/13                      Cihelní 14
702 00 Ostrava – Přívoz              702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 597 310 101               Tel.: +420 596 663 111
Fax: +420 597 310 199                Fax: +420 596 663 11
http://www.ovanet.cz                 http://www.mediumsoft.cz
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PEGATRON Czech s.r.o.       SOFT-TRONIK a.s.
Na rovince 887              Tvorkovských 5
720 00 Ostrava – Hrabová    709 00 Ostrava – Mariánské Hory
Tel.: +420 596 766 888      Tel.: +420 597 488 811
Fax: +420 596 766 328       Fax: +420 596 622 486
http://cz.asus.com          http://www.soft-tronik.cz

Pit Software, s.r.o.        SIEMENS s.r.o.
Nádražní 140                Varenská 51
702 00 Ostrava              702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 133 936      Tel.: +420 596 658 694
Fax: +420 596 133 936       Fax: +420 596 658 669
http://www.pitsoftware.cz   http://www.siemens.cz

Pro IT a.s.                 Tieto, a.s. – software centre
Mírová 166/23               Varenská 51/2723
703 00 Ostrava 2            702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 595 174 250      Tel.: +420 597 459 907
Fax: +420 595 174 251       Fax: +420 597 459 927
http://www.proit.cz         http://www.tietoenator.cz
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16.4 Banks

AXA Česká republika – Ostrava head office            Diners Club Czech, s.r.o.
Na Hradbách 5/1161                                   Masná 4/1850
702 00 Ostrava                                       702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 621 059                               Tel.: +420 597 493 120
AXA has 6 other branches in Ostrava.                 http://www.dinersclub.cz
http://www.axa.cz

Citibank, a.s. – Ostrava branch                      GE Money Bank – Ostrava branch
(Citibank Overseas Investment Corporation)           (General Electric)
Nádražní 643/11                                      Masarykovo nám. 32
700 39 Ostrava                                       702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 595 130 401                               Tel.: +420 595 131 162
http://www.citibank.cz                               http://www.gemoney.cz

Commerzbank AG – Ostrava branch
Na Hradbách 2                                        Hypoteční banka, a.s. – Ostrava branches
702 00 Ostrava                                       (ČSOB, a.s.)
Tel.: +420 595 131 861                               Nádražní 81
http://www.commerzbank.cz                            702 00 Ostrava
                                                     Tel.: +420 596 111 205
                                                     http://www.hypotecnibanka.cz
Czech National Bank (Česká národní banka) –          Přívozská 3
Ostrava branch                                       702 00 Ostrava
Nádražní 4                                           Tel.: +420 596 117 745
702 00 Ostrava                                       http://www.hypotecnibanka.cz
Tel.: +420 596 151 111
http://www.cnb.cz
                                                     ING Bank
                                                     (ING Group)
Česká spořitelna, a.s. – Ostrava head office         Na Hradbách 120/2
(Erste Bank)                                         702 00 Ostrava – Moravská Ostrava
nám. Dr. E. Beneše 6                                 Tel.: +420 596 116 710
702 70 Ostrava                                       http://www.ing.cz
Tel.: +420 596 209 111
Česká spořitelna has 15 other branches in Ostrava.
http://www.csas.cz                                   LBBW Bank CZ a.s. – Ostrava branch
                                                     Dlouhá 3/193
                                                     702 00 Ostrava
Českomoravská záruční a rozvojová banka, a.s.        Tel.: +420 596 151 511
– Ostrava branch                                     http://www.lbbw.cz
Přívozská 133/4
701 77 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 597 583 111                               Komerční banka, a.s. (KB) – Ostrava branch
http://www.cmzrb.cz                                  (Société Générale Group)
                                                     Nádražní 153
                                                     702 00 Ostrava
Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB) –         Tel.: +420 596 114 833 (4)
Ostrava head office                                  KB has 7 other branches in Ostrava.
(KBC Group N.V.)                                     http://www.kb.cz
Nádražní 170
702 00 Ostrava                                       Korea Exchange Bank
Tel.: +420 595 134 711                               3F AXIS OFFICE PARK, building C
ČSOB has 7 other branches in Ostrava.                Na Rovince 879
http://www.csob.cz                                   720 00 Ostrava – Hrabová
                                                     Tel.: +420 595 700 900
                                                     E-mail: jin9u@keb.co.kr
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mBank – Ostrava branch                            Raiffeisen Stavební spořitelna, a.s. – district
(Commerzbank)                                     offices
Zámecká 1507                                       28. října 54
702 00 Ostrava                                     702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 595 155 310                             Tel.: +420 602 268 831
http://www.mbank.cz
                                                  Šalounova 500/35
Oberbank AG Ostrava                               703 00 Ostrava – Vítkovice
Stodolní 1                                        Tel.: +420 553 401 009
702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 108 511                            UniCredit Bank ČR, a.s. – Ostrava branch
http://www.oberbank.cz                            (UniCredit Group)
                                                  Smetanovo nám.1
Poštovní spořitelna – regional centre             702 00 Ostrava
Ul. 28. října 150                                 Tel.: +420 596 101 411
702 00 Ostrava                                    http://www.unicreditbank.cz
Tel.: +420 595 693 411
www.postovnisporitelna.cz                         Volksbank CZ, a.s. – Ostrava branch
                                                  (Volksbank International AG)
Poštovní spořitelna – Ostrava centre              28. října 3138/41
Hlavní třída 562/85                               702 00 Ostrava
708 00 Ostrava – Poruba                           Tel.: +420 595 133 411
Tel.: +420 596 969 011                            http://www.volksbank.cz
www.postovnisporitelna.cz
                                                  Wüstenrot
Raiffeisenbank a.s. – Ostrava head office         Smetanovo náměstí 2
Dlouhá 3                                          702 00 Ostrava
702 00 Ostrava                                    Tel.: +420 596 263 183
Tel.: +420 596 111 863                            http://www.wuestenrot.cz
Raiffeisenbank has 6 other branches in Ostrava.
http://www.rb.cz

Raiffeisen Stavební spořitelna, a.s. – regional
head office
Sokolská tř. 944/23
702 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 732 014
Raiffeisenbank Stavební spořitelna has 7 other
branches in Ostrava.
http://www.rsts.cz
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16.5 Shopping

AVION Shopping Park Ostrava                   IKEA ČR, s.r.o. (home & furniture)
Rudná 3114/114                                Rudná 110
Ostrava – Zábřeh                              700 30 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 597 434 900                        Tel.: +420 597 434 111
http://www.ostrava.avionshoppingpark.cz       http://www.ikea.cz

Bauhaus Ostrava k.s. (DIY / home & garden     INTERSPAR (SPAR, s.r.o.) (hypermarkets)
store)                                        http://www.interspar.cz
Janáčkova 22                                  Ostrava – Dubina branch
702 00 Ostrava                                Horní 283/87
Tel.: +420 596 114 601-3                      700 30 Ostrava
http://www.bauhaus.cz                         Tel.: +420 597 310 011

Baumax ČR a.s. (DIY / home & garden stores)   Ostrava – Poruba branch
http://www.baumax.cz                          Opavská 6201/1A
                                              708 00 Ostrava
Novoveská ulice 3137                          Tel: +420 724 636 646
709 00 Ostrava-Mariánské Hory
Tel.: +420 596 625 232-5                      LASO Ostrava (department store)
                                              Spectrum stores, a.s.
Rudná ulice 3120/126 (Shopping Park)          Masarykovo náměstí 15
700 30 Ostrava-Zábřeh                         702 00 Moravská Ostrava
Tel.: +420 596 761 755-9                      Tel.: +420 596 273 111
                                              Fax: +420 596 127 348
Futurum Ostrava (shopping centre)             http://www.laso-ostrava.cz
Novinářská 3178/6a
702 00 Ostrava                                Kaufland ČR, v.o.s. Obchodní             centrum
Tel.: +420 596 666 111                        (hypermarkets)
http://www.futurumostrava.cz                  http://www.kaufland-online.cz
                                              Grmelova 2032/2
Globus ČR, k.s. (hypermarket)                 709 00 Ostrava – Mariánské Hory
Opavská 326/90                                Tel.: +420 596 633 560
708 00 Ostrava – Pustkovec
Tel.: +420 596 988 111                        Výškovická 3086/44
Fax: +420 596 988 160                         700 30 Ostrava
http://www.globus.cz                          Tel.: +420 596 740 483-7

Hornbach, Baumarkt CS, s.r.o. (DIY / home &   Polská ulice 6191/21
garden store)                                 708 00 Ostrava – Poruba
Bílovecká 3                                   Tel.: +420 596 966 530-1
721 00 Ostrava – Svinov
Tel.: +420 597 224 000                        Vítkovická 3278/3 (Karolina Shopping Centre)
http://www.hornbach.cz                        702 00 Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz
                                              Tel.: +420 595 627 629
Albert Hypermarket Ostrava
Shopping Park                                 MAKRO ČR, s.r.o. (cash & carry)
Rudná 114/3114                                Místecká 280
Ostrava – Zábřeh                              720 00 Ostrava
Tel.: +420 595 705 111                        Tel.: +420 596 795 111
http://www.ialbert.cz                         http://www.makro.cz
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OBI Market Ostrava (Kutil, k. s.) (DIY / home &   SCONTO nábytek, s.r.o. (home & furniture)
garden store)                                     Grmelova 4/2033
Výškovická 3123/46                                709 00 Ostrava
700 30 Ostrava                                    Tel.: +420 596 663 700
Tel.: +420 595 709 111                            http://www.sconto.cz
http://www.obi.cz
                                                  Tesco Stores ČR, a.s (hypermarkets)
Platforma Ostrava (building supplies cash &       http://www.itesco.cz
carry)
Krmelínská 2/780                                  Futurum Ostrava
720 00 Ostrava – Hrabová                          Novinářská 3178/6a
Tel.: +420 595 705 040                            702 00 Ostrava
http://www.platforma.cz                           Tel.: +420 596 666 111

                                                  Hypermarket Třebovice
Hypermarket Hrabová                               Sjízdná 5554/2722 00 Ostrava – Třebovice
Prodloužená 807                                   Tel.: +420 596 970 611
702 00 Ostrava Hrabová
Tel.: +420 595 707 411
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Fact Sheets Ostrava 2011
Produced by the Economic Development Division of the Ostrava City Authority

Head of the Economic Development Division: Ing. Václav Palička
E-mail: vpalicka@ostrava.cz

Published by the City of Ostrava
Prokešovo náměstí 8, 729 30 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Date of publication: June 2011
www.ostrava.cz

								
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