Planning for regional development in the South – East represents one of the fundamental steps towards fulfilling the mission of the regional centre for development. In addition, the centre for regional development in the South-East region marks the beginning of the process for identification, promotion, management and utilizing developmental potentials of the South – East planning region.

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Municipalities from the region

10 Municipalities from the Republic of Macedonia are part of the South – East planning region:


Municipality of Bogdanci
Municipality of Bosilovo
Municipality of Valandovo
Municipality of Vasilevo
Municipality Gevgelija
Municipality of Dojran
Municipality of Konche
Municipality of Novo Selo
Municipality of Radovish
Municipality of Strumica

 


1. Municipality of Bogdanci
Municipality of Bogdanci located on the left bank of the Vardar river, covering the southern most part of R. Macedonia. It borders with municipalities of Dojran, Valandovo and Gevgelija, and shares the border with R. Greece. Morphologically, the municipality is in exceptional standing of the land, providing one of the best agricultural surfaces, particularly for production of the early garden.
Geographic area: 114 km2
Population: 8707
Populated places: 4

Main industries:
Agriculture and transport
Companies 206

Main priorities for local economic development:
Development of agriculture, capacity building for agriculture processing, establishment of new small and medium size enterprises, utilizing and revitalizing the educated labor force.


www.bogdanci.gov.mk

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2. Municipality of Bosilovo
Municipality of Bosilovo is located in the fertile Strumica valley, between Ograzden and Belasica Mountains. The river Strumica I Turija passes through this municipality and joins to form Struma River in R. Bulgaria. It borders with the neighbour municipalities of Vasilevo, Novo Selo and Strumica and these municipalities form Strumica micro-region.

Geographic area: 149,5 km2
Population: 14 260
Populated places: 16

Main industries:
Agriculture and farming
Companies 175

Main priorities for local economic development:
Development of modern agricultural production for healthy food, development of eco tourism, protection of environment, support for development of small and medium size enterprises.


www.opstinabosilovo.gov.mk

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3. Municipality of Valandovo
Valandovo is an urban municipality located near Vardar River. According to absolute sea level, it is one of the lowest points in the country, with average height of 226 meters. The settlements are located along Vardar River, on its left bank, and at the base of the Plavush mountain. Competitive advantages of the municipality are the excellent climatic conditions, favourable geographical location (crossroads to the borders with R.Greece and R.Bulgaria) as well as archaeological sites.
Geographic area: 331 km2
Population: 11 890
Populated places: 19

Main industries:
Agriculture, textile and food processing (vegetable processing)
Companies 260

Main priorities for local economic development:
Development of agriculture production, establishment of industrial zone.


www.valandovo.gov.mk

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4. Municipality of Vasilevo
The territory of municipality of Vasilevo covers the northwest part of Strumica valley. This municipality borders the municipalities of Bosilovo, Berovo, Radovish, and parts of Konche and Strumica. Competitive advantages of the municipality are the possibility for developing village tourism, production of healthy food, using the potential of the dam Turia, organizing and managing of regional waste disposal in v. Dobroshinci.
Geographic area: 221 km2
Population: 12 122
Populated places: 18

Main industries:
Agriculture, farming, food and textile.
Companies 150

Main priorities for local economic development:
Expansion of the industrial zone to Vasilevo village, preparation of technical documentation for establishment of industrial zones in the other settlements in the municipality, opening a large market for agriculture products, development of public enterprise for drinking and waste water management.


www.opstinavasilevo.gov.mk

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5. Municipality of Gevgelija
Municipality of Gevgelija is situated in the southern part of Macedonia, near the border with R. Greece, on elevation of 64 meters. The primary axis of development stretching across the Vardar valley in the north-south is a part of the 10th corridor, which passes through Gevgelija. The border position of the municipality of Gevgelija with R. Greece is an important competitive advantage. There is potential for locating company capacities, requiring large transport of raw materials and finished products due to close proximity of the Thessaloniki port. One future consideration is creating a “horizontal" link - from Bitola through Mariovo to Gevgelija, as a traffic route linking the eastern and western parts of Macedonia and would also integrate the most important tourist venues.

Geographic area: 485 km2
Population: 22 988
Populated places: 17

Main industries:
Textile industry, food processing, metallurgy, electrical and PVC processing.
Companies 712

Main priorities for local economic development:
Production of eco food, development of tourism (transitive, spa and ski), implementation of the project “Free Economic Zone”.


www.gevgelija.gov.mk

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6. Municipality of Dojran
Municipality of Dojran is located on Dojran Lake in the Southeast end of Macedonia, on elevation of 146 meters, on the border with neighbouring R. Greece. The height Kalatepe (691 meters) is located on the western coast of the lake. The field Asanlisko, part of the Nikolic valley the hill Bosco (720 meters) are located on the northwest side. Belasica Mountain and Krusha Mountain are located on the east side. All of them are slightly sinking into the lake, creating fertile surfaces for agriculture. The lowest part of the valley is on south, near the settlement of Kara-Dojran in R. Greece.
Geographic area: 132 km2
Population: 3426
Populated places: 14

Main industries:
Tourism and agriculture.
Companies 74

Main priorities for local economic development:
Development of tourism (summer, sport and transit), opening location for small industrial capacities, development of wine growing and early vegetable production.


www.opstinadojran.gov.mk

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7. Municipality of Konche
Konche today is a typically rural municipality located in the central–east part of R. Macedonia, surrounded with Konechka mountain, Demir Kapija, Valandovo, Strumica, Vasilevo and Radovish. Acoording to the morphological characteristics of this municipality, it presents a separate natural geographical environment. This agricultural farm municipality has three artificial lakes.
Geographic area: 237 km2
Population: 3536
Populated places: 14

Main industries:
Agriculture and farming.
Companies 60

Main priorities for local economic development:
Establishment of new business capacities, improvement of the existing infrastructure in order to make better connection with the other municipalities.

www.konce.gov.mk

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8. Municipality of Novo Selo
Municipality of Novo Selo is located in the southeast end of R. Macedonia. Ograzden Mountain is located on the north side of the municipality, the wide plain of the river Strumica is in the middle part and the Belasica Mountain is in the southern part. This municipality borders with the municipalities Berovo, Bosilovo and Strumica, and it is the only one in R.Macedonia that borders two EU states. This municipality also contains the highest waterfall and other natural, historical and cultural treasures.
Geographic area: 252 km2
Population: 11 966
Populated places: 16

Main industries:
Agriculture, wood, textile, food, processing, construction, tourism and catering.
Companies 230

Main priorities for local economic development:
Improvement of the quality of the life of the citizens, create conditions for economic growth and support for small and medium size enterprises.


www.novoselo.gov.mk

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9. Municipality of Radovish
Situated in southeast part of R. Macedonia, municipality of Radovish covers the northwest part of the wide Radovish – Strumica valley and the up riverflow of the Radovishka river. Competitive main advantages of this municipality are the location, the production of healthy ecological food and favourable conditions for development and investments.
Geographic area: 608 km2
Population: 28 244
Populated places: 20

Main industries:
Agriculture and textile.
Companies 140

Main priorities for local economic development:
Support for small and medium size enterprises, employment and infrastructure.


www.radovis.gov.mk

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10. Municipality of Strumica
Municipality of Strumica is embedded in the southeast part of R.Macedonia, below the interstate line between R. Bulgaria and R. Greece. It covers the western part of the fruitful Strumica valley. On the east side this municipality borders Bosilovo, on the west side borders Konche, on the north side borders Vasilevo, on the southeast with Novo Selo, and on the southwest borders Valandovo.
Geographic area: 322 km2
Population: 54 676
Populated places: 25

Main industries:
Agriculture and farming, food processing, wood, mining, metallurgy, electrical and textile.
Companies 140

Main priorities for local economic development:
Establishments of new industrial zones, development of modern agricultural production of healthy food, regional centre for common offering of early growing vegetables, development of alternative tourism, modernisation of the regional road and network.

www.strumica.gov.mk

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The South-East region

Native RTL SupportThe established planning regions correspond to the statistical regions defined by the nomenclature of territorial units for statistics NTES-3, in order to provide a statistical basis for planning the development.

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The council of the region

Ultimate Browsers SupportEach planning regions has its own established Council. The members of the Council for development of the planning region are the Mayors from the local governments within the region.

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Мunicipalities in the region

Docs and Support10 Municipalities from the Republic of Macedonia are part of the South – East planning region: Bogdanci, Bosilovo, Valandovo, Vasilevo, Gevgelija, Dojran, Konche, Novo Selo, Radovish and Strumica.

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