16 June 2019 - The Ministry of Economy of Montenegro reported that works on the building of small hydro-power plants on the Bukovica river are suspended until the Government re-examines all the documentation and reaches a final decision. The decision was concluded on the meeting of Minister of Economy Dragica Sekulić and local residents of Šavnik municipality, representatives of NGOs, investors and representatives of local government.
Minister Sekulić visited the location where the preparatory work on the construction of a small hydro-power plant on the Bukovica river had started and talked with the citizens of Šavnik, after which a meeting was held in the municipality building.
The meeting was an opportunity for everyone to talk to each other and to listen to one another.
"There is no need for the Bukovica river to be defended from anyone. Today, we have agreed that works and protests stop until the final decision is made," Minister Sekulić stated.
She also pointed out that based on the communication with state institutions and verification of the law, a high-quality decision will be made without any pressure and haste.
President of the Šavnik Municipality Mijomir Vujačić expressed satisfaction with the agreement reached and said that the local government will support any Government's decision.
Local residents have been protesting for some time. One of the reasons was the beginning of preparatory work on the construction of a small hydro-power plant on the Bukovica river and the citizens prevented the investor from continuing the works.
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