An important project is being developed in village Vama Buzăului, Brasov county, based on the concept of Neues Dorf (New Village) suggested by Prof. Dr. Eng. Ralf Otterpohl. The purpose is for the entrepreneurs coordinated by People ValueSystems BV to actively participate in the development of the rural development in the Carpathians region and, at the same time, in the Strategic Development Plan for 2016 ? 2020. The objective: the development of a sustainable ecologic future in village Vama Buzaului from Romania.
"We organized a public debate with more than 300 participants. Among the most important guests there were: Huub vom Frijtag Drabbe ? counsellor for economic and commercial issues within the Dutch Embassy in Romania, Mark Koops and Usha Doekhie ? representing a group of Dutch investors, Petra Doerr and Michael Hafemann ? representing Green ? Projects Osnabruck GMBH from Germany, as well as other investors from the Netherlands. The main idea of the strategic development plan objectives is to provide richness and prosperity to the region by ecotourism, while protecting people?s life style and clean environment at the same time." declared Tiberiu Nicolae Chirilas, the Mayor of village Vama Buzaului.
"This is a socio-economic project and we wish to put an end to the phenomenon by which young people leave in the urban environment and the rural area remains uncovered. Here, in Vama Buzaului, there is a possibility for these young people to work their own land. Besides these young people, we are also taking into consideration attracting older people in order to make a new rural community." declared Huub vom Frijtag Drabbe ? counsellor for economic and commercial issues within the Dutch Embassy in Romania.
The Carpathian Model
The project from Vama Buzaului is also called the "Carpathian Model"; it is different from the one in America or in the Great Britain. Dutch people want to help the inhabitants in Vama Buzaului to live their lives in a similar way to what they used to have in the past.
Another strength of the area is the water from Vama Buzaului which is extremely clean. Hop can also be cultivated, honey, milk and cheese production are important advantages of the area; we can also add the local gastronomy and the Natural Reservation "Valea Zimbrilor".