Address delivered by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign of Foreign Affairs of a Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic during a substructure mill laying rite for a construction of apartments for refugees in Veternik, as partial of doing of sub-project 5 of a Regional Housing Program in a Republic of Serbia:
“Ladies and gentlemen,
Participants of a Regional Housing Program,
It gives me pleasure to residence we and appreciate we for fasten us in Veternik now to symbol a central commencement of construction of apartments to residence a housing needs of refugees from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, now staying in a domain of a city of Novi Sad.
I would like to remember that a construction of housing units in Veternik represents a partial of doing of a Regional Housing Program as a many critical informal beginning to strech durable solutions to a long-standing problems of persons replaced by conflicts in a former Yugoslavia in a 1991-1995 period, with a support of general organizations and donors. The Republic of Serbia is committed and entirely contributes to a doing of undertaken obligations as exemplified by a today’s appearance in a first mill rite in Veternik.
The construction of a unit building in Veternik is implemented within subproject 5 of a Regional Housing Program. Total value of a works is tighten to 6.4 million EUR (6,356,987.55 EUR). Once a works are finished in Nov 2019, there will be 276 new flats, with sum building area of 19,877.30 m2.
It should be remarkable that we shall squeeze additional 30 apartments for refugees in a area of a city of Novi Sad in a stirring period. Moreover, designs are underway for 152 housing units in Futog and additional 94 housing units in Veternik. Overall, a Regional Housing Program in a area of Novi Sad will yield 615 accommodations for refugees – 552 housing units, 30 encampment houses, 13 prefab homes and 20 packages of building material.
In further to providing housing, we would like to indicate to a significance of sustainability of a Program in a context of fluctuating assistance to a replaced – a victims of fight and harm – so that they might be entirely integrated in their new internal communities. That is because Serbia is posterior a obliged routine of oneness and bargain for difficulty of replaced persons.
A internal village is an critical cause in a routine of formation though whose support successful fortitude of this formidable problem can be frequency expected. we take honour in saying that all internal communities in Serbia, though an exception, demonstrated oneness and extended a assisting palm when a going was tough, a same as now they support all efforts towards tellurian integration, including by a Regional Housing Program. Let me remember that in 1996 as many as 46,169 refugees and war-affected persons were purebred in Novi Sad while according to benefaction statistics, there are 2,478 refugees and 4,121 internally replaced persons.
Having pronounced that, concede me to demonstrate special thankfulness to Mayor Milos Vucevic and a City Council of Novi Sad for their support to a doing of a Regional Housing Program as good as to a Commissariat for Refugees and Migration headed by Commissioner Vladimir Cucic for their efforts and dedication.
Last though not least, let me also appreciate many donor countries for their pledges to a Regional Housing Program Fund and countless general organizations enclosed in a Program’s implementation, that done a Regional Housing Program probable and contributed to a swell and viability. The formula achieved so distant inspire us to follow by until a Program’s successful conclusion. Its full doing adds to softened team-work and communication among a informal countries. we trust that with a loyalty and team-work all superb questions from a past can be resolved together, so contributing to a routine of reconciliation, swell and informal stability.
I wish that a destiny beneficiaries of a Program, and we appreciate them for their patience, will have some-more fulfilling lives in this moneyed municipality. we am unapproachable of all beneficiaries and participants in a Regional Housing Program and we am assured that this year will be as successful as a last.
Thank we for your attention.”
Article source: http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/press-service/statements/18031-foundation-stone-laying-ceremony-for-276-apartments-in-veternik-for-refugee-families-from-bosnia-and-herzegovina-and-croatia-under-the-regional-housing-program