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The Development Of Bihor Hajdu-Bihar Counties Based On Their Natural Resources

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  • Negrea Adrian

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Situated on the border line between Romania and Hungary, Bihor -Hajdu-Bihar counties are blessed with all natural types of terrain. There are mountains in the West, thermal water almost everywhere, caves and underground rivers that can be exploited for economic use. In this paper, the main subject focuses on developing the counties into an international tourist attraction, based on their natural resources. Being able to extract thermal water that is rich in numerous minerals that the human body can absorb, it can offer these counties an important competitive advantage. With age, comes a great deal of expenses in order to keep your body young. Having this natural resource, Bihor -Hajdu-Bihar counties can project its goals on the development of future spas, which can attract tourists as well as investors. The methodology focuses first on identifying those areas that are rich in these thermal waters. Then, there will be presented a sketch of the ideal tourist profile for this type of activity. Then, based on the ideal tourist profile, there will be a selection of countries were these potential tourists live. If the county desires to adopt this plan, there will be extensive structural modifications on all economical and educational sectors in order to obtain maximum performances. The selection of future potential investors will be crucial for the future activities of the county. If the main objective will be the construction of spas, there will be an increase demand for qualified medical staff. This knowledge can be attained only in medical universities. The courses of a medical university can be followed only by those persons that have a bio-chemistry high school profile. If the investments will be made in this sector, the number of students of the medical university and of local high schools will have to increase exponentially. The tourists that will come will have to benefit from a treatment based on different products. The strategy should include attracting those investors that produce goods designed for body enrichment, and not to import these products from abroad. All these strategies that include investors, the education system, city halls, politicians and fiscal stimulus, can and will lead to a success story.

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  • Negrea Adrian, 2012. "The Development Of Bihor Hajdu-Bihar Counties Based On Their Natural Resources," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 139-143, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:1:p:139-143
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    Keywords

    development; cooperation; thermal water; foreign direct investments; socio-economical impact;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes

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