Market starts here
History Arizona Market is located 15 km west of Brko town on the Tuzla - Orasje road. Its origin stems from the desire of the residents of various ethnic groups to commence trade at the post war period. The market began in 1996 with no site plan on permanent infrastructure and during the last few years it has grown into a large, fast developing market place.
On august 2001 Brchko District issued a public tender for a design of reconstruction of the market and a building contract with the strong support and the cooperation of the international community. On December 21st 2001 Brcko District signed the contract with Italproject for the construction, financing, designing and managing of Arizona Market for a period of 20 years.
Project Italproject began implementing plan in the area of Arizona Market that transformed this disorganized place into modern and efficient commercial centre. The total investment shall be estimated in about 120 million Euro. More than 100.000 m2 of new constructions, 40 km of roads, number of business premises, bazaars, storages and cooling warehouses, modern parking lots for about 10.000 vehicles, facilities for amusement and entertainment will be completed. Construction of modern facilities along with various following services like shipping agencies, banks, post offices, inspections, police, fire department and ambulance has been planned as well. The new project includes also premises for gross sale, retail sale and producers, covered facilities for loading and offloading of goods which can accept several trucks and trailers at the same time, electronic control of entering goods, control of access as well as all security facilities. Areas for customers, areas for children, green areas, squares and pedestrian zones are already in function. For the implementation of the project Italproject is cooperating on sub-contracting basis with the most important local companies as well as with the most qualified European suppliers. For techical equipment main partnership is with Siemens company.
Arizona Market The Arizona Market lies in a dream location: Strategic geographical position, close to the boundary junction of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro: it is located 15 km west of Brcko on the Tuzla Orasije road. With the commitment and support from International Institutions and with a friendly environment for business created by the Brcko District, the Arizona Market basically operates 7 days per week, opening before 7.00 a.m. and closing after 5.00 p.m.
At Arizona Market almost 3.000 stalls work on permanent basis selling all kind of consumer goods. It means that more than 5.000 people work every day to present the largest choice of clothes, footwear, electronics, cosmetic, toys, furniture, households, food, fruit and vegetables and flowers at the entire Balkan area. Also the cattle market is organized once a week. If we consider the Arizona Market as a single company, Arizona is probably the biggest company in BiH.biggest market days are on weekends.
Thousands of people work at Arizona; thousands of people work to supply Arizona and thousands of families come to Arizona for shopping - more than 3 million visitors per year. The project of the new market includes also premises for gross sale, retail sale and producers, covered facilities for loading and offloading of goods which can accept several trucks and trailers at the same time, electronic control of entering goods, control of access as well as all security facilities.
Areas for customers, areas for children, green areas, squares and pedestrian zones: shopping mall is really easy and fun all year long! Italproject is not only in charge of the designing and construction, but also of the managing the market, making possible for the people to perform their business activity without any interruption. And every day Italproject organises the cleaning of the entire area, the rubbish collection and the general management of all utilities, advertisement and other services.
The first part of the project,that covers area of about 40.000 m 2 with complete infrastructural facilities, has been opened on November 11 th 2004 and the High Representative of BiH, all relevant members of the international community as well as local Institutions attended the grand opening. Thanks to this project Italproject has been declared the best investor in BiH for the year 2001 by the
On June 19th 2002 the Brcko District Assembly approved the regulatory plan of the entire area and on October 2002 first construction licenses have been issued by the competent bodies. After 18 months of intensive works the first part of the project, covered area of about 40.000 m 2 with complete infrastructural facilities, has been opened and on November 11 th 2004 the High Representative of BiH, all relevant members of the international community as well as local Institutions attended the grand opening.