The Swedish city of Gothenburg is looking to spend over a billion U.S. dollars in an effort to remove the city’s six no-go zones from a police list of vulnerable neighbourhoods.
The local government has pledged to spend 11 billion Swedish kronor ($1.28 billion/£964 million) on investment in the six areas of the city that have been deemed “particularly vulnerable” areas, in order to have them removed from the official police listing in the next five years.
The money is set to be invested in security, new construction projects, removal of graffiti, and improved waste management systems, according to a report from broadcaster SVT.
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Terje Johansson, CEO of the company Framtiden, who help businesses hire staff in a variety of industries, said the ambitious goal of moving the areas from