The government of Montenegro adopted on Thursday the shortlist of priority infrastructure projects, worth 2,13 billion euro. The government press office stated the same shortlist was approved by the National Investment Commission on March 26, as Vijesti Online reported on April 5, 2018.
The shortlist is populated with 8 projects from the energy industry, worth 1.17 billion euro, 6 from transportation worth 789,6 million euro, 3 from environmental protection worth 62,9 million euro, 10 from the social activities area worth 74,2 million euro and 9 from other infrastructure areas, worth 28,3 million euro.
Among the energy projects is the usage of hydro potential and water management of the basins of rivers Drina, Piva, Tara, Ćehotina, Lima, Ibra and Morača with hydroelectric plants on Morača and Komarnica, the Montenegro section of the interconnection Italy-Montenegro-Serbia/Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline, an ecological reconstruction project of the thermal energy plant Pljevlja with heating service for Pljevalj town.
Among the priorities is also the advancement of energy efficiency in public buildings and a project for the advancement of the quality of energy supply for tourism regions.
From the transportation area listed are bypasses of Budva and Tivat, a bridge over Verige, continuation of the reconstruction of the railroad Bar-Vrbnica, the Mateševo-Andrijevica section of the Bar-Boljare highway, development of the Tivat airport and the road section Šćepan Polje-Plužine.
The environmental protection area lists the advancement of water supply of Cetinje and Pljevalj, purification of waste waters on Cetinje, in Bijelo Polje, Plav and Rožaje, as well as various projects of waste treatment in Bar, Rožaje, Kolašin, Berane and Mojkovac.
Among the social activities projects are the construction of a jail in the northern region, advancement of court efficiency, a special healthcare institution in ZIKS, the construction of a single justice information system, the construction of a building for the State Attorney Office in Podgorica and the reconstruction or upgrade of day-care centers in Podgorica, Kotor and Bijelo Polje.
In other infrastructure projects, listed are the Education and Technology Park of the of the government and University of Montenegro, the reconstruction of the Royal Theater Zetski Dom, the building of the jail in Kotor’s old town, repair of the National Library “Đurđe Crnojević” building, the building of the National Archive and infrastructural furnishing of business zones in Mojkovac and Kolašin.
The government also adopted an Action Plan for food safety control in the coming summer tourist season.
“Considering the tourism season sees an average of 350 to 400 new facilities for sale, preparation, processing and serving of food, this requires undertaking timely and increased activities by the Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Department, including undertaking of inspections,” the government stated.
The Action Plan cites activities based on risk, type and volume assessment of activities performed in specific facilities.
“An operational team has been formed which will during the summer tourist season monitor the completion of assignments set by the Action Plan and coordinate activities of the customs veterinary and phytosanitary inspection at food import, as well as the inspection of food safety in domestic trade,” the government also reported.
The government also made a decision on the sale of lumber stocks from warehouses Tara-Kosanica and Vezišnica.
“The decision takes care of lumber stock procured during forest clearance for the 400 kilovolt power line Čevo-Pljevlja, whose goal was to create energy infrastructure on Montenegro territory, which will secure better conditions for connections and reduce issues with electric energy supply.”
“Sale will take place successively, though a public auction, as part of a pilot project of a new concept of forest management through the formation of a lumber stock exchange,” the report stated.
Translated from Vijesti Online, click here for the original.