There Is a Plan to Settle 3,000 Chinese in Ečka

Gradjanski preokret calls on the Assembly of the City of Zrenjanin not to adopt the Decision on the plan of general regulation of the Ečka settlement at today’s session, which would enable the construction of five-storey buildings in that village.

With the construction of five five-storey buildings on 30 thousand square meters, the conversion of forest land into construction land, and the immigration of several thousand Chinese, the village of Ečka, which currently has about 3,500 inhabitants, would be completely changed in both ambient and demographic terms.

Yesterday’s decision of the City Council of the city of Zrenjanin it was proposed to the City Assembly to adopt such a decision today by urgent procedure, despite the opposition of experts to increase the allowed number of storeys of buildings that are being built in Zrenjanin villages.

Behind everything is a concession to the request of the Chinese company Linglong, which wants to build a complex of five five-story buildings and settle its workers there, and probably also Chinese workers who are building the future Belgrade-Zrenjanin highway.

During the public debate, the responsible urbanist of the state-owned company for Urbanism of Zrenjanin, Jelka Djordjevic, expressed the opposite opinion from the proposed decision, because by increasing the number of storeys in the lowland village makes it impossible to preserve the image of the landscape and violates protection from increased wind effects.

Given that these are buildings with an area of ​​30 thousand square meters, the urban planners estimate that they plan to settle at least 2,500 people and given the current practice of housing Chinese workers in Zrenjanin, it is realistic to expect that there will be settled about 3000 workers.

The planned decision on the General Regulation Plan of the settlement of Ečka, in addition to 30 thousand square meters intended for the construction of the Linglong residential complex, also determines an additional 44 thousand square meters for the possible construction of five-storey residential buildings. Those 44 thousand square meters are currently 1st class forests.