Prague is preparing to take over the Exhibition Grounds, the In era is definitely coming to an end
Through its wholly owned company Rozvojové projekty Praha (RPP), the Prague City Hall will start offering the Holešovice Exhibition Grounds for rent from September. The era of the Incheba company, which has been in charge of the Exhibition Grounds for many years, will definitely end on the premises. Due to the Exhibition Grounds, the municipality has already appointed a new board of directors to the RPP, headed by Deputy Mayor Václav Novotný (TOP 09).
The contract with the current tenant of the complex, Incheba, will expire at the end of this year. The city decided to terminate the contract in 2012. “There will certainly be no extension with Incheba as the administrator of the Exhibition Grounds,” Novotný said. The capital receives 20.8 million crowns a year from Incheba for renting the Exhibition Grounds. Prague will manage the Exhibition Grounds via RPP from the beginning of next year.
According to Novotný, however, the city, as the new administrator, has not yet concluded contracts for future events. “Now we are preparing price lists and contractual conditions. I expect to conclude sublease agreements from September onwards, “Novotný told the E15.cz server.
According to Novotný, the municipality chose the joint-stock company Rozvojové projekty Praha as the administrator of the complex, so that it would not have to establish a new “joint-stock company”. According to Novotný, it was a more economical and efficient option.
RPPs were transformed from the company Trade centrum Praha – Vidoule, which was in charge of only the original municipal land in Prague 13 in cooperation with the developer Skanska housing project Botanica. “The project is nearing completion and today’s RPP is heading for meaninglessness, and therefore the necessity of its existence in general. That is why we have decided to use this issue, which empties itself as a matter of development issues at the Exhibition Grounds, “Novotný remarked.
At the same time, the Board of Directors was re-elected in July. The joint-stock company is now headed by Václav Novotný, Petr Bříza (TOP 09), and the chairman of the CSSD’s regional executive committee, Karel Klíma, and a former long-term director of the Exhibition Grounds. Novotný justified the casting of contributions by many years of experience appointed in the field.
For many years of experience
“I have many years of experience in organizing Czech official participations in industrial fairs around the world, Mr. Klíma has years of experience as the director of the Prague Exhibition Grounds and Mr. Bříza as an organizer of major sporting events, such as the World Hockey Championship,” said Novotný.
Prague he has big plans with the Exhibition Grounds, the complex should be open to circus productions and concerts in the future. The municipality plans to demolish the fences that border it and build its own railway station. More modest, on the other hand, plans to reconstruct the burned-out Industrial Palace.
The capital is also waiting for the repair of the Marold panorama, and the Křižík fountain is also in need of reconstruction.