For the implementation of three projects of total value approximately million Euros the City of Kragujevac was supported by the EU within Development Programme EU PRO with 810.460, 00 €. The programme is implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and EU supported this three year programme launched in January 2018 for 99 local self-governments with the total amount of 25 million Euros.
The implementation of the Project of reconstruction of an outdoor sports field in Veliki Park in Kragujevac and Revitalization and Expansion of Brownfield Site in old industrial zone of Kragujevac are being implemented. To that end the Head of Sector II Operations of the Delegation of the European Union Steffen Hudolin with his associate visited Kragujevac and the construction sites.
The works are being implemented in conformity with planned activities and Kragujevac was very cooperative, said Hudolin and provided significant assets to support the implementation of the priorities in the City. We have sufficient assets in the budget not only for the current but future projects, too for the regional development and cities and municipalities support. I am very glad that the EU under development of business and local infrastructure i.e. improvement of the competitiveness of local economy and living quality of the citizens of Kragujevac can support development of the old industrial zone where we will make better working conditions, investments and new job positions, and also to leave our mark in sport in such recognizable and remarking location such as basketball terrain in Veliki Park, said Steffen Hudolin.
The utility infrastructure construction and roads that will connect old and new locations of the industrial zone and highway will be of great significance for potential and present investors taking into consideration the fact that the companies active here are 95% oriented to exporting, said Minja Obradovic, Member of the City Council for Investments and Project Management. Together with the present roads the population of this area of the City will be connected to water and sewage system.
Cult place of Veliki Park with the basketball terrain that brought up generations of the citizens of Kragujevac by constructing the sport terrains we intend to bring back the spirit of the time of Nikola Loncar or Gordana Bogojevic, stressed Minja Obradovic. The pedestrian zone, entrance gate, rain sewage and fences will be reconstructed along with the sport ground and stands while the procurement of relevant equipment is envisaged.
Third Project is developing technical documentation preparation for the Execution Design for the Rehabilitation of the Bridge over Lepenica River at 6 Topola that will create conditions necessary for the reconstruction and providing of the safer traffic conditions for users and suppliers of the Industrial zone.
The Mayor of Kragujevac Radomir Nikolic met with the EU Delegation and expressed his gratefulness for the selection of the City Projects. These are priorities we could not provide for and that are of great importance for the City development and improvement of the quality of living. That is the reason that the projects were developed in the past very carefully and it seems that the strategy worked well. Successfulness of the projects of the City of Kragujevac in the calls of the EU and the state through the Public Investment Office and relevant ministries is 95%.