BELGRADE – The realization of one of the most important projects of the “Green Agenda”, the construction of seven regional centers for waste management in Serbia, is proceeding according to plan, the Minister of Environmental Protection Irena Vujović presented at today’s meeting with the regional director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the Western Balkans Matteo Colangeli.
The meeting discussed the dynamics of implementation of infrastructure projects in the field of waste management, which will be financed from the credit line of the EBRD and the French Development Agency (AFD), according to the ministry’s announcement.
The EBRD is a strategic partner of the Government of Serbia and the Ministry in the implementation of capital green projects, Vujovićeva pointed out, and added that regional centers for solid waste management in accordance with the highest environmental standards will contribute to strengthening awareness of the importance of recycling, as well as increasing the percentage of waste recycling in Serbia. .
“In the first half of 2023, the construction of regional sanitary landfills and supporting infrastructure for waste treatment will begin in Valjevo, Užice and Pirot, while the second phase will include Sombor, Nova Varoš, Sremska Mitrovica and Raška,” said the minister.
The interlocutors expressed their satisfaction with the project in Kragujevac, which enabled the complete transition of the city’s heating plant from coal and fuel oil to a more environmentally friendly energy source, and agreed that it was one of the most successful projects implemented in cooperation with the EBRD.
At the meeting, it was agreed that in the coming period, opportunities for improving cooperation and joint participation in other green programs of this financial institution, related to climate change and other areas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment, will be considered.
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