Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Radovan Višković visited today the municipality of Šekovići where he met with the Mayor, Momir Ristić.
Prime Minister Višković said that since 2006 the Government has invested more than BAM 40 million in this local community.
"In the last two years alone due to assistance of the Government of the Republic of Srpska and a grant from the Government of Serbia, we have allocated BAM 1.3 million for approved projects in the municipality of Šekovići and would continue this practice in the future", Prime Minister Višković said and added that they discussed construction of the Šekovici-Kaštijelj regional road.
The Prime Minister explained that the section of the Šekovići-Kaštijelj toward Tuzla was a strategic infrastructure project for Šekovići municipality and that this demanding project worth BAM 10 to 12 million shall be realized in the next two years so that the existing gravel road is paved and raised to the level of the regional road.
The Prime Minister further emphasized that building of this road shall shorten the distance from Šekovići to Tuzla for 30 kilometers and would significantly contribute to economic and tourist development of this local community and would also provide better living conditions for the people and potential investors.
"We also talked today about education, demographics, birth rates, maternity incentives and other matters topics relevant for the development of the municipality of Šekovići and better life of the people", Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Višković pointed to the fact that this municipality though among least developed, has not taken any loan until now and has been budget-stable all this time and that now it would borrow BAM 1.3 million this year, which the Government approved.
"The administration of this local community has proved to be sensible and rational in using public funds and spent as much as they had which is why the municipality of Šekovići deserve the help and support of the institutions of the Republic of Srpska and more than they seek", the Prime Minister said. The funds requested shall be used for paving the local roads.
The Mayor of Šekovići Momir Ristić expressed satisfaction with the visit of Prime Minister Viskovic and expressed confidence that many projects including the construction of the Šekovići-Kaštijelj regional road would be successfully realized.