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Along with high-level officials from Sarajevo canton, the Head of the EU Delegation and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Ambassador Johann Sattler, visited the student dormitory in Nedžarići to promote projects which will lead to cleaner air in Sarajevo.
The Nedžarići student dormitory is one of the 40 public buildings (including kindergartens, schools, and health facilities) in Sarajevo that will be part of the Green City Action Plan for Sarajevo Canton. The Plan includes work on the thermal insulation of facades, replacement of dilapidated windows and doors, installation of energy efficient lighting and improvement of heating systems. The project is supported with €2 million in grants from the European Union, €8 million in loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and €500,000 in grants from the Austrian government. The project is being implemented in close cooperation with the government of Sarajevo canton.
During the visit to Nedžarići, Ambassador Sattler said, “The EU is pleased to support the government of Sarajevo canton to reduce air pollution, but also to increase awareness of the role we, as inhabitants of Sarajevo, can play in ensuring cleaner air. Change is possible: we have seen other cities of the world who have made this change. What it requires is a plan, dedication, financial resources and then implementation. These are the important ingredients you need to have in order to move forward.”
Source: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photo credits: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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