Ski lifts will receive a seat. One billion crowns are set aside for compensation

One billion crowns is set aside for the operators of lifts and cable cars. Entrepreneurs will be able to draw 210 crowns for basic lifts for one place, 340 crowns for non-detachable cableways and 530 crowns per day of operation for detachable cableways.

The ski lifts’ association has welcomed the covid compensation scheme. Without help, according to its representatives, many areas would not have survived. He believes in reopening.

“The maximum possible daily support is further determined by the amount calculated as 50 percent of the current average daily cost of operation of the center for the past three seasons. The beneficiaries are entitled to the lower of the amounts calculated in this way per day, “said Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček (for YES).

The Ministry of Industry and Trade began preparing the program on Thursday, when the government decided to extend the existing anti-epidemic measures, ie the duration of the closure of ski resorts, until 22 January. The Ministry cooperated with trade unions and business associations to set the parameters of the subsidy title. “The structure of the amounts allocated to one transport facility is based on model examples of three specific centers of different sizes and structures of technical and technological equipment, and the proposed compensation thus corresponds to all types of centers with regard to their size and technical capabilities,” said the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade for EU funds Marian Piecha.

Subsidies from this program will be provided for operating costs, such as energy, rents, depreciation of operating equipment or overheads. It will be covered by the so-called temporary framework of the European Commission, ie the maximum amount per applicant that it can obtain from public support. It amounts to 800 thousand euros (about 21 million crowns).

In the new winter season, the ski resorts could only function between 18 and 26 December. According to Havlíček, there are 450 ski resorts in the Czech Republic, whose activities bring 13 billion crowns a year to the state budget. They employ 45,000 mostly locals. According to the Association of Mountain Resorts, the loss due to closure amounts to one to 1.2 billion crowns by January 10.

In the future, the Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to offer wider support to all sports facilities. The sports ground should thus be easier to reach for operating guarantees for loans from the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank.

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