The Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska Petar Đokić said today in Šamac that the important renewal EU-funded programme worth EUR 3.5 million was implemented in that municipality and that the Government of the Republic of Srpska had invested BAM 13.5 million through the voucher programme only to support its citizens.
The Minister Đokić emphasized that the Government of the Republic of Srpska ex officio had invested a lot of resources and helped the Šamac municipality, leading the humane policy.
'We are here today to promote solidarity and to thank everyone who helped us to alter the lives and create conditions for the restoration of this municipality,' said the Minister Đokić after the grand opening ceremony of the new building of the municipal administration.
The Minister Đokić added that every effort done by any individual or social organization was noteworthy in Šamac, affected by catastrophic floods.
'It is very important that the EU helped the Šamac municipality in this project as it also helped the other municipalities. When people are in troubles, the solidarity is then at higher level, uniting people and efforts to improve the situation, and to do more for those who are affected,' says the Minister Đokić.
The Mayor of the Šamac municipality expressed gratitude to the EU and to all who hepled in any way to rebuild this local community after last year's floods.
He reminded that, in addition to the municipal building, the EU helped reconstruction of more than 300 family households, three schools, and partly the health center.
Today's grand opening ceremony of the renovated building in the Šamac municipality was attended by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska Petar Đokić, the Minister of the Economic Relations and Regional Cooperation Zlatan Klokić, the Assistant Minister of the Public Administration and Local Self-Government Milanka Šopin, the representatives of the UN, the mayors of the neighboring municipalities and citizens of Šamac.
The ministers were also talking with the mayor of the Šamac municipality and his associates about the current economic situation in the municipality and watched the vidеo presentation 'Život se vraća u Šamac'(Life is returning to Šamac).