Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining Petar Đokić attended today in Ugljevik the ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of TPP Ugljevik and Patron Saint St. Stefan of Dečani - Mratindan.
Addressing the attendees, Minister Đokić said that the Republic of Srpska Government had declared the energy sector as one of the most vital sectors of economic growth and development of the Republic of Srpska.
Minister Đokić pointed out that the existence of that energy facility had transformed the municipality of Ugljevik in the industrial and economic center of the Republic of Srpska.
He said that electricity produced in that plant had helped the maintenance and development of the entire energy sector in the Republic of Srpska.
The Minister said that the concession had been granted for the construction of TPP Ugljevik 3.
He especially emphasized that the operation of TPP Ugljevik had positively affected the life in the local community, allocating annually up to five million BAM directly to the budget of the local community.
'TPP Ugljevik, as well as the entire energy sector of the Republic of Srpska, will be provided with full support of the Government of the Republic of Srpska for the realization of all activities aimed at creating new values and improving the work efficiency and safety,' said Minister Đokić.
On this occasion, Minister Đokić was awarded the Gold Plaque for all the support and cooperation provided to TPP Ugljevik by the line Ministry in the previous period.