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New measuring regulatory station opened up in Rakovica

Today, Minister of Mining and Energy of Serbia Aleksandar Antić, City Manager Goran Vesić, president of Rakovica municipality Vladan Kocić,  deputy chairman Dušan Đaković,  as well as representatives of investors Milan Zdravković,  assistant CEO of PE Srbijagas and Jovica Budimir, executive director in charge for investments, and representative of the contractor Stojan Vujko, CEO of Millennium Team, attended the ceremony of putting into commission a measuring-regulation station in Rakovica enabling the gasification of three local communities in this municipality

Today, Minister of Mining and Energy of Serbia Aleksandar Antić, City Manager Goran Vesić, president of Rakovica municipality Vladan Kocić,  deputy chairman Dušan Đaković,  as well as representatives of investors Milan Zdravković,  assistant CEO of PE Srbijagas and Jovica Budimir, executive director in charge for investments, and representative of the contractor Stojan Vujko, CEO of Millennium Team, attended the ceremony of putting into commission a measuring-regulation station in Rakovica enabling the gasification of three local communities in this municipality.

The public enterprise Srbijagas is the investor of the gasification project in Rakovica, while our company, Millennium team, carried out all the works on this particular project. The total estimated value of the project is EUR 7.7 million, with contract entailing the construction of a two-kilometre steel pipeline and polyethylene low-pressure distribution gas pipeline in the length of 150 kilometres. The above-mentioned works have been envisaged to enable the connecting of 17,000 households onto the city gas network.

Minister Antić was given the honour to officially open this natural gas pipeline facility by symbolic lighting of the torch. The official programme continued by Minister giving his statement pointing out that the above-mentioned project is a result of a synergy between all levels of government and used this opportunity to express his gratitude to everyone on excellent implementation of the gasification project of not just this particular municipality, but all other ones as well.

– The construction activities in Zemun and Grocka municipality are taking place in parallel with the above-mentioned activities. The connection onto the natural gas supply is also important from the aspect of the energy situation in Belgrade, as gas is a sound source of energy that should substitute old boiler rooms that use fossil fuels, but at the same time we have to be aware of the need to use energy in a more rational manner. The current Government is doing its best in its day to day communication with the people from Belgrade, as well as other local self-governments in Serbia to resolve the pending issues of the citizens. The implementation of this project is proof of the fact that we were successful in our attempts and that we will continue to do so in the future – emphasised Antić.

Goran Vesić, City Manager, stated that this project provides for 2,000 households of Stara Rakovica to get connected onto the natural gas supply, which is nothing else than just the first stage of the project in Rakovica.

– Resnik, Kneževac, Avala grad and Košutnjak will gain access to gas somewhat later which will enable us to cover 17,000 households, and by the end of 2018 some 90,000 households in Belgrade will have access to gas. Belgrade is not just a common local self-government, but at the same time the capital city and largest city in Serbia. Belgrade has large scale infrastructural projects that cannot be implemented without a joint effort of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the city of Belgrade. The above-mentioned projects include structures such as underground rails, roundabout and a series of projects that are of importance for the development of Serbia and Belgrade. This current project in Rakovica points to a need for cooperation and a presence of unity at all levels of the government – explained Vesić.

The policy of the city of Belgrade over the course of last three years has been to increase investments in suburban municipalities in order to compensate for the missing infrastructure, states Vesić.

– Over the course of last several years we have been striving to provide for the missing infrastructure with the means at our disposal, so that everybody in Belgrade, no matter which part of the city they are living in, has suitable living conditions- the City Manager stated and expressed his gratitude to the competent Ministry, Srbijagas and all other stakeholders that participated in such a large gasification project as is that of a part of Rakovica.

The gasification of local municipalities Mitar Bakić, Braća Veličković and part of LM Skojevska was made possible thanks to the completion of works on measuring-regulation station in Rakovica. The second stage of gasification in this municipality encompasses settlements Resnik and Avala grad, where works have entered into the final stage, after which work will focus on elaboration of documentation for Košutnjak, as well as beginning of gasification in Kneževac.

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