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IKEA obtains building permit for first store in Slovenia

Author Iskra Pavlova
IKEA obtains building permit for first store in Slovenia Author: Håkan Dahlström Licence: Creative Commons

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), August 13 (SeeNews) - Slovenia's environment ministry said it has issued a building permit to Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA for the construction of a store in the capital Ljubljana.

IKEA applied for the permit in March, the ministry said in a statement last week.

It added that back in May 2017 the company had already received an environmental permit for the project from the Slovenian Environment Agency.

According to earlier media reports, construction works on IKEA's first store in Slovenia will take one year to complete.

In February, the Ljubljana City Council dropped a requirement that IKEA should build a roundabout at the southern access to Ljubljana's BTC shopping district, where the store will be located, in order to obtain the building permit for the project.

In 2017, IKEA said it will invest some 90 million euro ($101 million) in the planned store in Ljubljana.

($ = 0.891545 euro)