Martinović: This year, 4,5 million euros for Pljevlja, to speed up heating activities

The minister, during a tour of the ecological reconstruction of the Pljevlja Thermal Power Plant, pointed out that it is one of the most important and demanding projects in the country, worth over 80 million euros.

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Ecological projects should be accelerated and realized as soon as possible, so that Pljevlja finally gets clean air and a healthy environment, said the Minister of Tourism, Ecology, Sustainable Development and Development of the North, Vladimir Martinović.

During his working visit to Pljevlja, he said that 4,5 million euros will be invested in that municipality this year.

As reported by the PR Center, Martinović visited Pljevlja with his associates, the director of the Eco Fund, Draško Boljević, and the general director of the Directorate for Sustainable Development and Development of the North, Dalibor Jošović.

Martinović, during a tour of the ecological reconstruction of the Pljevlja Thermal Power Plant, pointed out that it is one of the most important and demanding projects in the country, worth over 80 million euros.

"We want clean air and a healthy environment in Pljevlja, that's why we have to work quickly and implement all ecologically important projects according to plan," said Martinović.

As he stated, with the ecological reconstruction of the Pljevlja Thermal Power Plant, the criteria of the EU Directive will be met in the part of the permissible limits of polluting substances.

"This is important for the citizens of Pljevlja and the ecology of the city. But we also need to ensure a strong investment cycle in new projects and create new jobs. That's the only way we can have a healthy and developed north", said Martinović.

He appealed to speed up activities on the heating of Pljevlja.

"I received information from my colleagues that the works will start soon, and I want to especially welcome this project, which has been pending since 1982," said Martinović.

He announced that the total effects of the amendments to the Local Self-Government Financing Act on Pljevlja are around one million euros this year.

Martinović reminded that the Ministry provided three million euros for waste water drainage projects from the credit line of international financial institutions.

"Just together with Nikšić, I chose Pljevlja to direct these funds, bearing in mind the decade-long neglect of this city," Martinović emphasized, visiting the "Pliješ" water treatment plant.

Martinović also visited the Maljevac landfill, which has already been partly recultivated with the support of the World Bank.

"We want to have new green areas in places where land has been devastated. An example of that is Maljevac," said Martinović.

He appealed to Pljevlja Coal Mine to pay special attention to rehabilitation and land reclamation after ore exploitation. "It is important that we always take into account what we leave to the generations to come," added Martinović.

Speaking about ecological projects for Pljevlja, he pointed out that the Eco Fund has already contributed 500 euros to a project with the Municipality of Pljevlja.

"It is of vital importance that the municipality of Pljevlja develops and markets good projects. There is money, but it is important that it be directed through projects to cities with damaged ecology," said Martinović.

As he said, if there are no projects, then it is impossible to provide money.

"That's why my appeal is also to the municipality of Pljevlja, to use every opportunity and programs of the Eco Fund, for the administration to be a factory of projects and support will not be lacking," said Martinović.

He said that when you add up the money intended for waste water of three million euros, the effects of the change in the law on local self-government of one million euros and the participation of the Eco Fund in the amount of 500 thousand in eco projects, the sum of the financial effects for Pljevlja this year is 4,5 million euros.

Martinović added that, depending on the dynamics, that number could be even higher.

During the visit, he and his associates spoke with the President of the Municipal Assembly of Pljevlja Jovana Tošić, Director of Thermal Power Plant Pjevlja Mirko Mazalic and Director of Production of Elektroprivreda Bojan Đordan.

Martinović also visited the Museum, where he got acquainted with the tourist offer in a conversation with the director Dejana Drobnjak and the president of the Council, Luka Cvijetić.

He, together with Director Borjan Džogaz and President of the Board of Directors Dražen Petrić, visited the "Sports and Recreation Center" and the ongoing works, as well as the location for the reconstruction of the volleyball and tennis court, which will be financed by the Government.

"We have a lot of work to do in Pljevlje in the coming years. "Pljevlja has a great and historic chance to become an industrial regional giant and I am a great optimist," concluded Martinović.

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