2 million BAM allocated for Infrastructure of Returnee Settlements in BiH

The Commission for Refugees and Displaced Persons of BiH signed the Agreement on the association of funds for achieving rights from Annex VII of the Dayton Peace Agreement for the year of 2018. A total of 2 million and 225.000 BAM were allocated for infrastructure projects and electrification of returnee communities.

The Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH allocated 2 million BAM, responsible entity ministries allocated 50,000 BAM each and Brcko District allocated 25,000 BAM.

“Funds in the amount of a million and 525,000 BAM will be allocated for financing 49 projects in 27 cities and municipalities, including Bihac, Bijeljina, Lopare, Konjic, Derventa and others. A total of 700,000 BAM will be directed to 35 electrifying projects for returnee cities and municipalities, which include Prijedor, Srebrenica, Visegrad, Vlasenica and others,” said the President of Commission, Mato Jozic.

It was noted that one part of the funds has not been distributed at the moment, but that the Commission will make a decision on a new public call in September, in order for all the funds to be used and all those who applied to be elected.

“Besides the selected projects, the need for infrastructure projects and electrification of communities is higher than the available resources. When it comes to infrastructure, 111 municipalities applied and around 4,500 households expressed the need for electrification. We need greater funds and we are trying to strengthen co-operation with the electrical power distributions,” said Minister of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH, Semiha Borovac.

(Source: A. Z./Klix.ba/ Photo: FENA, Hazim Aljovic)

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