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The municipalities of Zvečan/Zveçan and Zubin Potok were the focus of today’s visit to northern Kosovo by EU Ambassador Szunyog. He visited various projects and other sites in the north and met with local authorities. Ambassador Szunyog discussed the region’s tourism potential, support to entrepreneurs, and green economic development with the Mayor of Zubin Potok, Srđan Vulović.
The two officials discussed the current political and security situation, and the significance of the Gazivode/Ujmani lake for the municipality and Kosovo as a whole. Ambassador Szunyog commended the efforts of local authorities in preserving inter-community cooperation and in providing a regional safe house for victims of domestic violence.
In Zvečan/Zveçan the EU Ambassador also visited the regional Savina Stena landfill, funded by the EU with €5 million. The landfill is to be completed in early 2021, and with significant improvements to waste management, the environment and citizens’ health it will serve the people of four northern Kosovan municipalities – Leposavić/Leposaviq, North Mitrovica, Zvečan/Zveçan and Zubin Potok. The landfill has a surface area of 26,000m2and a capacity of 300,000m3.
The EU is also financing the purchase of eight waste collection trucks and over 880 waste containers, worth a total of €1 million, for all four municipalities. In addition, the EU will soon launch a new project constructing waste collection points. The total value of all EU support in this sector in northern Kosovo is €7.5 million.
More information: Facebook.com/European Union in Kosovo
Photo Credit: European Union Office in Kosovo-Ambassador Szunyog visiting the regional Savina Stena landfill in Zvečan/Zveçan
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