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Can the Legoland park still cancel its visit to Charleroi? The Walloon Minister of the Economy answers the question (video)

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The news fell on Tuesday August 30: a Legoland park will open on the former Caterpillar site in Charleroi. The announcement has been made, but the final agreement has not yet been signed and ratified. Therefore, is there a risk that the famous company will decide to retract? This is the question that was asked to Willy Borsu, Walloon Minister of the Economy, on the set of the program It’s not every day on Sunday.

The signals are very positive“, says the minister, delighted with the upcoming arrival of the amusement park.The file has been studied since 2019 with great rigor and external experts. We wanted an exit clause, disengagement in the event of an explosion in the cost of building materials.”

As explained earlier in this article, the final agreement has not yet been signed. A signature that the Walloon government hopes to obtain by the end of the year. “See you at the end of this year because our objective is to definitively sign the file at that time or to postpone the file according to the evolution of the costs“.

If everything goes as planned and the amusement park opens in 4.5 years as announced, a more extensive offer could be offered to visitors. “NOTur will is to offer the possibility, to our outside visitors, to also visit Walibi, Pairi Daiza and other emblematic places of Wallonia.“, concludes Minister Borsu.

The completion of this Legoland project will create 1,000 new jobs, including 800 direct. The investment is estimated at between 370 and 400 million euros, while the initial budget was closer to 300 million euros. This would make it the second largest investment of the last ten years in the Walloon Region after Google in Mons.