Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, in terms of its role and the constitutional jurisdiction of the Republic of Srpska in the field of energy, expresses the astonishment regarding yesterday's action of the BiH Council of Ministers with regard to the activities agreed and protocols signed with the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
This primarily refers to the activities carried out by the BiH Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, concerning the issues related to the regulation of the compensation for flooded land in the course of the Drina River, on which the agreement between the governments of the Republic of Srpska and Serbia has already been reached at a joint session held on 26 June 2015, when it was agreed to establish an expert working group to address this issue.
In addition, an issue of the regulation of the water regime between HPP Višegrad and HPP Bajina Bašta in the context of the protocol on the preservation of the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge that was signed yesterday, is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Republic of Srpska.
When it comes to an agreement regarding the construction of power interconnection 110 kV of the transmission line Ljubovija-Bratunac, which is a project of the BiH Transmission Company, this initiative can be characterized as correct one, bearing in mind that the interest of the Republic of Srpska can not be derogated.
So acting, the Council of Ministers is trying to mislead the Government of the Republic of Serbia imposing the topics and issues to be decided only by entities within their constitutional jurisdiction.
We emphasize that the Republic of Srpska has never been obstructionists to any project aimed at economic development and growth, but will always insist on the protection of its constitutional jurisdiction.