There are two empty blocks of flats in the centre of Balan in a redeemable static state, owned by the local authority.
It is important to emphasize that the local authority is willing to make these two buildings available for investors free of charge through a council decision, since otherwise they would go to waste. In exchange, the local authority expects from the investor to renovate at least one of them so it can be used in touristic purposes. The area is a touristic treasure; however, Balan is a road terminal. It cannot be used as transit location, for it lacks the necessary road infrastructure to other directions. The only possibility to go to and from this location is the E-578 European road, so people come here only with touristic purposes.
Huge economic and touristic opportunity
The area has a huge economic and touristic potential; therefore, turning these buildings into a hotel and a leisure centre can be a good opportunity for investors to exploit this potential.
Attractive and diverse sights
The area is characterized by breathtakingly attractive and diverse sights, flora and fauna, by uniqueness, clean air, high mountaintops, and by a thick snow layer for 5-6 months of the year.
The specific climatic conditions also contribute to the touristic attractiveness of the mountains by offering the possibility of different activities like winter sports and alpinism, paragliding, etc.
It is situated in the northeastern part of Harghita County, in the middle of the Eastern Carpathians, at the foot of Hasmasu Mare. The next locality is Sandominic. It lies along River Olt in a 3 km longitude, in a small valley, surrounded by mountains painting the skyline with different shapes, and by sloping hills.
Balan has an exit to the E-578 European road (Miercurea Ciuc-Gheorgheni). The distance between Balan and Miercurea Ciuc is 42 km, while a 19 km-long road with enchanting sights and closed to public traffic leads to Gheorgheni.
Balan became an independent mining town in 1825 and then, between 1894-1968 it became again part of Sandominic. With its 15 000 inhabitants Balan became administratively independent as a town in 1968. Today it has around 6115 residents.
Hotel and leisure centre – a profitable investment
Establishing a leisure centre in a town with mining tradition but under a process of transformation can be a profitable investment. Expending tourism would have a positive impact not only on the village and its population, but also on the investors and SMEs. Establishments meant to entertain the visitors (with bowling alleys, table tennis, chess, billiard, bicycle deposit station for renting, etc.) could be an important key to economic development in the region, just like the existence of different food services (restaurants, fast-food, cafes) and the organization of local events, contests, etc.
Concentrating on the touristic potentials of the region contributes not only to the protection of the existing natural resources and to a development based on them, but also to creating new jobs. The aim is to economically exploit these potentials as much as possible to the benefit of all participants, to create new jobs and to prevent the young generation from emigration.
The mayor’s office of Balan tries to help the population and the potential investors in reaching this common goal.
For more information please call the contact person:
+40 740 159 334