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Delegation of the European Union
to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

"EU for YOU" Campaign in Gevgelija

On Wednesday, 15 February 2017, Ambassador Samuel Žbogar, Head of Delegation of the European Union, will visit the city of Gevgelija, as part of the recently launched "EU for YOU" campaign, where he will meet the Mayor of Gevgelija Mr. Ivan Frangov and attend the launching event of the project "Improvement in the water supply system in the city of Gevgelija".

 

The campaign "EU for YOU" has the objective to raise awareness and inform the public about the EU assistance in the country.

As the first theme is environment, the campaign travels to places across the country where the EU gives assistance for fighting pollution and providing 'Clean Environment for All' (the motto for this theme).

The overall EU assistance to the country in the field of environment amounts to more than 80 million euros under IPA I (2007-2013) whereas further support of 100 million euros is planned under the next IPA II financial allocation.

The project "Improvement in the water supply system in the city of Gevgelija" aims at improving the water supply system i.e. the quality of the drinking water in the cities of Gevgelija and Bogdanci. Thanks to the project, the health of the population will be preserved, the economy of the households will be improved and the local economy be boosted.

The entire project includes construction of 4 boreholes, pump stations, chlorination station, water pipeline and water tank with capacity of 1000 m3.

The total value of the project is 1.7 million euro, and the IPA grant is providing 17,5% of its total value (EUR 260,000 VAT free)

Journalists and photographers are kindly invited to cover the visit.

 

For information relating to this Press Release please contact Mr. Konstantin Jovanovski, Press and Information Officer. Tel: +389 (0)2 3248 500; E-mail: konstantin.jovanovski@eeas.europa.eu

 

 

AGENDA

 

10.00  Meeting with Mayor of Gevgelija Mr. Ivan Frangov 

 

10.30  Joint Press Statement of H.E. Samuel Žbogar, Head of Delegation of the European Union and Mr. Ivan Frangov, Mayor of Gevgelija 

 

11.00  Event – Start of construction of Water Supply System in Gevgelija under the project "Improvement of Water Supply System in Gevgelija"

 

11.05  Address of Mayor of Gevgelija Municipality Mr. Ivan Frangov

 

11.10  Address of H.E. Samuel Žbogar, Head of Delegation of the European Union

 

11.15  Address of World Bank Office in Skopje Representative

 

11.20  Address of H.E. Kiril Minovski, Minister of Finance

 

11.30  Ceremony of Blessing of the foundations of the construction by a MPC representative

 

11.45  Setting of the construction foundations