Is building a new plant in the Slovak Republic complicated? On a Greenfield site it is possible to build a new turn-key plant from 5 to 12 months depending on its size and complexity. Company can shortened this time by building in industrial parks and in cases where non-polluting production is planned.

The goal of this handout is to explain general requirements and procedure of building process in Slovakia.

Authority Approvals

Slovak planning process is similar to those in other EU countries. Generally, construction project has to be approved by the relevant authorities in the following steps:

1. Environmental Impact Assessment – EIA  (Act No. 24/2006 )     
2. Planning Permit  
3. Building Permit     
4. Final approval