December 3, 2019 - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has earmarked considerable funds for the implementation of new projects in the domain of water management through which Montenegro will receive first plans for managing risks from floods. This project will contribute to strengthening capacities in the domain of water management and environment protection.
The project is implemented by the Public Works Administration.
Director-General of the Directorate for Water Management, Mr Momčilo Blagojević, pointed out that Montenegro had adopted important legislative and strategic documents in the domain of water management and that implementation of numerous projects aimed at better management of underground and surface waters was underway.
Mr Blagojević said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism in cooperation with competent institutions, put efforts to improve the situation in water management.
Research on underground waters will be continued through this project. Part of the project is also the development of preliminary flood risk assessment and hydrological and hydraulic model of the River Bojana and the Skadar Lake, which is a priority for Montenegro.
Text by CDM on December 2, 2019, read more here.
Just before the coldest period of the year, twenty new homes, already in use, arrived in the Herceg Novi Asylum for Abandoned Dogs. Shelters at Dizdarica were provided by the Municipality of Herceg Novi, which, together with the company “Cistoca” and volunteers, is working to improve the conditions for dog care in this facility.
The dog houses were necessary and important, and how much they contributed to improving the treatment of animals, assured today the Mayor of Herceg Novi, Stevan Katic, who visited the Asylum with his associates. He expressed his satisfaction with the way in which the business of procuring, assembling and installing the houses was realized, as well as the functioning of the Asylum.
Cooperation between local government and “Cistoca” with volunteers is a good way to identify needs and continue to improve conditions in the Asylum, Katic said. As he pointed out, the local government also included in the draft Budget for 2020 the funds for the work of Asylum, recognizing that this facility is a need of the city and that it is important to provide good conditions for the care of abandoned animals.
He thanked the citizens who adopted the dogs, as well as those who significantly assisted with their donations. He invited everyone who wanted a pet to visit the Asylum and find a new friend.
Visit to the Asylum for dogs
Director of the company “Cistoca” Vladimir Arsic emphasized that the houses are very appropriate, especially before the winter. According to him, the value of this purchase is about three thousand euros, and after that came the sand that will cover the area for the movement of dogs. At present, 84 dogs are housed in the Asylum, with five employees collecting, housing and caring for animals.
Arsic points out that asylum costs are quite substantial, amounting to between five and six thousand euros a month. It functions thanks to the assistance of citizens, individuals and businesses, Arsic says, and thanks in particular to the company “Vodovod i kanalizacija” (Water supply and Sewage) and anonymous donors for the larger amount of food they donate during the month.
The director adds that another expense is the reimbursement for the use of the facility, worth 222 euros a month, which is paid by “Cistoca” to the Ministry of Defense as the owner of the space. He added that significant funds were invested in the renovation of these premises, for which the Ministry failed to obtain a refund.
Five registered volunteers work at the asylum. One of them, volunteer Jasna Cavic, said that they were trying to secure various donations in food and equipment, but also to promote the adoption of dogs. She believes that procedures for asylum visits need to be facilitated and that volunteerism in Herceg Novi should be at a higher level.
Text by Boka News, on November 28th, 2019, read more at Boka News
The Tourism Organization Tivat informs the public that five New Year's bazaars will be held as part of the Tivat Winter Fairytale 2020 project.
These bazaars will be organized by the NGO “Harlekin” every Sunday of the month at Riva Pine starting at 11 am.
The first in a row will take place as early as Sunday, December 1, with the next ones coming on December 8, 15, 22 and 28. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a rich selection of handmade souvenirs, decorations, and various themed handicrafts, which will be found on the ornate stands along the Pine promenade.
Come and be part of the Winter Tale in Tivat.
Text by Boka News, on November 29th, 2019, read more at Boka News
The project for the construction of the new town of Lustica Bay is the winner of the renowned award "Resort project of the year", as decided by the jury of the Fifth Annual International Real Estate Forum in Eastern Europe, held in Kyiv, Ukraine.
It is an event that brings together the Eastern European business community and corporate customers operating throughout Europe, Asia and Russia each year under one roof.
Planning and development of Lustica Bay as a new sustainable tourist-residential destination, high investment value estimated at €1.1 billion, integration into the environment, and high standards in construction, management and service, made the Lustica Bay project.
The award ceremony highlighted Montenegro as the fastest growing tourist destination with great real estate investment potential, with particular emphasis on the Lustica Bay project. There was a lot of interest in economic citizenship and investment through this project, said Slavica Milic, Marketing Manager at Lustica Development.
Addressing the guests at the gala ceremony, Milic recalled that the award comes after a full year since the iconic marina resort and Chedi Hotel - the first of seven planned hotels in Lustica Bay - opened last year and marked the beginning of the city's operational life.
The forum organizers are URE Club as a professional real estate organization, and EuropaProperty.com - a prestigious real estate promotion platform.
This award is the jubilee one, the 10th award that has been awarded to Lustica Bay since the project began.
Lustica Bay received the European Property Award as the best residential project in November, and the company was also recognized for being the best website in the category of development projects in Europe. At the beginning of the year, the project received the “European Property Award for Best Residential Development for Montenegro” as the best residential development project.
Text by Dragan Popadic, on November 27th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat
The number of victims of the powerful earthquake that hit Albania yesterday has reached 25.
Authorities said four more were confirmed early this morning, with more than 600 injured in the earthquake that struck Durres and the surrounding area.
Citizens in Durres sleep in tents and cars and at a football stadium while the accompanying concussions continue.
A day of mourning was declared in Albania. Flags at all institutions will be lowered to half the spear.
Residents sleep outside (Photo: Beta-AP)
On the territory of Durres, Albania, 120 kilometers from Podgorica, the first and strongest earthquake was recorded yesterday early in the morning (just before 4.00 am). The material damage is enormous.
The Albanian Geological Institute said earlier this afternoon that 253 seismic activities had been recorded in Albania since the initial earthquake.
VIDEO: People search through the rubble of a collapsed building in the town of Thumane, northwest of #Albania's capital Tirana, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the area
Ten countries in Europe and the region are ready to assist Albania in the aftermath of the earthquake series this morning, with 52 emergency personnel from Romania and 40 members of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) arriving in Tirana.
Albanian Prime Minister Eddie Rama has announced that assistance is coming from Italy, Greece, France, Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo.
RTS reports that the Greek Air Force's C-130 "Hercules" transport aircraft has landed at Rinas Airport, and that Greek rescuers are the first foreign crew to arrive in aid of Albanians affected by the earthquake.
Albania's Java News portal reported that a plane with 52 members of Romania's special emergency units arrived in Tirana to help Albania repair the aftermath.
The KSF commander, Rahman Rama, confirmed that his troops are already in Albania to help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake.
Rama said that the KSF was ready to send an additional number of members if needed.
According to him, members of the KSF search and rescue unit, 40 of them, are specialized and well equipped to search under the ruins.
Text by Vijesti online and BETA Agency, on November 27th, 2019, read more at Vijesti
This morning, Tivat Firefighters went to assist their colleagues in Albania as help from Montenegro after yesterday's devastating earthquake.
Technical vehicle SZS Tivat with two crew members and complete equipment headed across the border. Its crew consists of two members of the Firefighters brigade that completed the special training for intervention in rescuing those trapped in the ruins.
For now, it is unknown in which Albanian city they will operate because it depends on the needs on the field and coordination between the Albanian authorities and the Emergency Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro, which has deployed firefighters from several Montenegrin municipalities to assist the country.
The logistics team of SZS Tivat equipped the team for the journey.
Firefighters from Cetinje are also going to Albania
Two members of Cetinje's Security and Rescue Service are leaving for Albania this morning as part of a national rescue team.
These are firefighters Igor Jovicevic and Arsenije Djonovic, who, according to Commander of the Protection and Rescue Service Pedja Mostrokol, have been trained in these situations and will remain in Albania until further notice.
"They are part of a national team formed by the decision of the Government of Montenegro, consisting of members of all protection and rescue services in Montenegro and the Emergency Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro. They depart this morning at nine o'clock from Podgorica, together with the rest of the team," said Mostrokol.
Text by Sinisa Lukovic, on November 27th, 2019, read more at Vijesti
The Red Cross of Montenegro has activated a bank account to which all interested citizens and entities from Montenegro can pay funds and thus help the population of Albania in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake.
The account number is 520-5188-31, at Hipotekarna Bank, with the indication "help to the inhabitants of Albania".
"The received funds will be forwarded to the Red Cross of Albania, which has been active in providing first aid, psycho-social support and distribution of emergency assistance to the population in need, and is constantly present in the field," the Red Cross said.
The authorities said four more victims were confirmed early this morning, with more than 600 injured in the earthquake that struck Durres and the surrounding area.
Text by Vijesti online, on November 27th, 2019, read more at Vijesti
A strong earthquake, the epicenter of which is registered in Albania, hit Montenegro on Tuesday morning.
The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale. The epicenter was near Durrës, about 120 kilometers from Podgorica and about 70 kilometers from Ulcinj.
An earthquake of this power can cause damage in populated areas 160 kilometers from the epicenter.
According to preliminary data from the Department of Seismology, the focus of this earthquake is located at a depth of 12 km.
"The Seismology Department of Hydrometeorology and Seismology company registered a devastating earthquake at 3.54 am, with the epicenter 12 km southeast from Durrës.
The earthquake was also felt in Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia.
Text by Vijesti online, on November 26th, 2019, read more at Vijesti