The Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska Petar Đokić visited today the chemical industry 'Destilacija' in Teslić.
On that occasion the Minister said that there were ways to solve the problem of supplying the chemical industry 'Destilacija' with the wood assortments and that for the Government of the Republic of Srpska was important to encourage that kind of production.
He reminded the attendants that the Public Forest Enterprise 'Šume Republike Srpske' and chemical industry 'Destilacija' had signed the contract upon approval of the Republic of Srpska, which was partially fulfilled for certain reasons.
The Minister Đokić emphasized that 'Destilacija' had a long tradition and that it would mark 120 years of its existence in 2016, during which it had made a major contribution to the development of the Teslić municipality, and therefore 'Destilacija' must be supported.
The Acting General Manager of the Public Forest Enterprise 'Šume Republike Srpske' Risto Marić said that they would try to help 'Destilacija', which is the strategic buyer, in accordance with their capabilities during the following year.
The Director of 'Destilacija' Novo Škrebić introduced the Minister Đokić to the opreration of that company, as well as the problems that company was facing with. After the meeting, the Minister Đokić and the Director Škrebić visited the production facilities.
The Minister Đokić visited the Mayor of the Teslić municipality Mladen Miličević and introduced him to the fact that the activities regarding the bankruptcy reorganization of Teslić company 'Zrak' were almost completed and said that 'Direkcija KS' company from Belgrade would be taken over by Teslić company 'Zrak' by the end of the year.
'I expect that the production in 'Zrak' will be revived, which will be of great importance for this municipality as well as for the Republic of Srpska. In this way we will bring one of the companies in the field of the military industry in the Republic of Srpska back to life,' said the Minister Đokić emphasizing that this is one of the joint activities with the Government of Serbia and that the similar concept will be applied to several companies in the eastern part of the Republic of Srpska.
The interlocutors also discussed the economic capacity development of the Teslić municipality, the investment in two industial zones as well as other issues of importance for the citizens of Teslić.