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 Information about the town Kocani

About the town Kocani


The cnter of the town Kocani

After disassembling of Former Yugoslavia and rising of Republic of Macedonia as independent country, in the past ten years, the number of unemployed in the County of Kocani gained steadily. With a population of about 50000 inhabitants, more than 12000 are unemployed. The citizens of Kocani, step wisely, experienced as how to "dye slowly", and at the end, the only remaining local giant, the Metal Industry "Ruen", was announced to go in liquidation. "Ruen" with more than 1200 employees, become the last pillar that fall and ended the era of enterprising in Kocani, and thus enormous number of families lost their hope for a better future. It is fact now that the enterprising in Kocani is moving on "Glass legs". With exceptions of some new started private companies, mainly in the business of textile industry working on "loan-system", the remaining enterprises in the County, that in the past, as state owned, were successfully and profitable, now they are not existing more. In such position where the former giant of general transport "Atom", the food chain "Nova Trgovija", and the paper factory Hartija, that for the moment is in the state of status quo. For the agro-complex "Zito-Oriz" a solution is looking forward in liquidation, a path that was practiced for the other state owned enterprises in that area such as ZIK "Kocansko Pole" and the farmer's cooperatives "Galeb", "Zrnovka" and "Mosa Pijade", who are already sold and liquidated. Only few was lucky to retain their employments while the majority have to leave and stay on the streets or join the huge list of unemployed at the local Employment Agency.

The positoin of the Town Kocani on the map of The Republic of Macedonia

The positoin of the Town Kocani on the map of The Republic of Macedonia