One billion Chinese investment blocked

The construction site of the tire factory of the Chinese company Linglong located by the main road Belgrade – Zrenjanin in Serbia was one of the places where the traffic was blocked last weekend.

Message: Stop building Linglong factory

The Serbian government has declared the factory a project of special importance to the state, so according to the new law on expropriation, private property can be confiscated for its needs in a prompt procedure.

Previously, Linglong was given state construction land and about 100 million dollars in aid from the state budget. The investment, which was announced to have a total value of around one billion dollars, has been provoking protests from environmental activists since the beginning, because it has been built without a study on environmental impact assessment.

It was recently discovered that there was a labor camp where the Chinese investor kept more than 400 Vietnamese construction workers whose passports had previously been confiscated and the workers were accomodated in severe conditions.

Blockade of the roundabout at the entrance to the construction site of the tire factory

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