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​New facility of the water processing system opened in Veliko Gradište A great example of cooperation of Europe, Austria and Serbia

At the final ceremony of the “Socio-Economic Development of the Danube Region in Serbia” project, a new facility of the system for water supply was opened at Silver Lake in Veliko Gradište municipality.

The construction of the new system for water supply was managed by the Austrian Development Agency, and it was financed with money from the EU. The contractors – a consortium comprising Porr, UNIHA and Millennium Team – have completed all planned works ahead of schedule

At the final ceremony of the “Socio-Economic Development of the Danube Region in Serbia” project, a new facility of the system for water supply was opened at Silver Lake in Veliko Gradište municipality.
The construction of the new system for water supply was managed by the Austrian Development Agency, and it was financed with money from the EU. The contractors – a consortium comprising Porr, UNIHA and Millennium Team – have completed all planned works ahead of schedule.

- I believe that the €4.5 million donation, which the EU invested in this project, is a significant donation, which will be useful for the citizens of Serbia. The new water supply system will be used by 25,000 citizens in the region. It is especially significant that it will influence the stabilisation of water supply in the Silver Lake region, which is also a very popular tourist destination – pointed out Catherine Wendt, head of the Unit for Serbia at the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the EU.

On behalf of the Ministry for Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia, Renata Pindžo addressed the officials, expressing satisfaction that the project of water supply at Silver Lake was completed on time.

- The Republic of Serbia, with EU’s help, is realizing a big project dubbed “Socio-Economic Development of the Danube Region in Serbia”, which includes this system of water supply, and for which we are thankful on this occasion.

Dragan Milić, president of the Veliko Gradište municipality, pointed out that the construction of the water supply system is an example of good cooperation with the EU and its funds, the Government of Republic of Serbia and local self-government.

- I would like to point out that the facility was completed a few days ahead of schedule. This water supply system is very significant to us because we have ambitions for developing tourism, we have the Silver Lake, Danube and Pek rivers, and I can freely say that we are becoming a leader in lake tourism.

Johannes Eigner, Ambassador of Austria to Serbia, pointed out that the water supply system is yet another example of great joint cooperation.

- I believe that this is an important project for this region, and a great example of good cooperation between the EU, Serbia and Veliko Gradište municipality. On behalf of the Austrian Development Agency, which implemented this project, I would like to thank the mayor and the city administration for extremely good cooperation. Everyone was aware how important it is for the development of the region and tourist potential of Silver Lake, and a great example how Europe, Austria and Serbia can do something together, for all citizens. Austria is prepared to keep helping this region and all of Serbia to develop the social and tourist potential – pointed out Johannes Eigner, Ambassador of Austria to Serbia.

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