In order to promote local products and traditional crafts and better placement on the market through trade and tourism, the Municipality of Herceg Novi is organizing the New Year's Bazaar through the Secretariat for Tourism, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from December 20, 2019, to December 28, 2019, in the pedestrian zone outside “Adicco Bank” in the Old Town.
The participants of the New Year's Bazaar will be provided with free booths and the bazaar is not only promotional but also includes sales. We invite all interested entities (companies and individuals) to take part and present their offer, show their products and thus promote their business, products, ideas, and creations.
In addition to personal information, exhibitors need to indicate the type of products and merchandise they want to present at the bazaar, with preference given to local products and traditional crafts and handicrafts. Resale is not allowed.
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Text by Boka News, on December 3rd, 2019, read more at Boka News
The opening of the documentary exhibition “Intangible Cultural Property of Montenegro” on 5 December at 18:00 at Kotor’s Solidarity Gallery marks the start of an international conference entitled “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Boka Kotorska” to be held from 5 to 7 December 2019.
The exhibition will be opened by the Director of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture Aleksandar Dajković, with Mayor of Kotor Željko Aprcović, Acting Director of Municipal Public Institution “Museums” (OJU „Muzeji”) Slađana Mijanović and ethnologist-anthropologist Danijela Đukić also speaking at the event. The exhibition’s curators are Anastazija Miranović, Branko Banović, Mileva Pejaković-Vujošević, Tanja Vujović and Tanja Rajković.
The musical segment will feature Kotor Klapa ensemble “Pearls of Boka” (“Bisernice Boke”), celebrating their 40th year.
The multidisciplinary scientific conference “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Boka Kotorska: Status, Challenges, Potential” (5-7th December 2019) is being organised by MPI “Museums” Kotor, with the support of the Secretariat for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Municipality of Kotor.
Bokelian Navy dance Kolo - Photo Boka News
Events, festivals, customs of both local and national importance, skills and traditional crafts are recognised by the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted in 2003. The Parliament of Montenegro ratified the Convention in 2009, and with the subsequent adoption of a series of legislative acts, intangible cultural heritage was recognised in 2010 (Law on the Protection of Cultural Property). With the conference, MPI “Museums” is marking ten years since the ratification of the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
With their addition onto the UNESCO Representative List of Natural and Cultural Heritage precisely 40 years ago, and after the devastating 1979 earthquake, Kotor and Boka Bay through their unique blend of different cultural and natural influences and heritage of universal values, became renowned worldwide as areas with values belonging to the whole of humanity.
The new development and investment phase of Porto Montenegro is presented to clients and business partners in Moscow in the splendid interior of the prestigious Louis Vuitton brand.
New partnerships and business meetings with representatives of the Russian clientele in the real estate and yachting industry have been confirmed over the past few days at this and other events, as the Porto Montenegro delegation had a dynamic agenda during their stay in Russia. Once again, the project Citizen by Investment of the Government of Montenegro was presented, highlighting the benefits of buying real estate in Porto Montenegro and the economic framework, and much attention was paid to the announcement of the new edition of the Polo Tournament in 2020.
Sailor of the Year 2019 Moscow
Sales Manager Katie Smirnina presented the project’s development plans at a prestigious Global Real Estate Forum conference that brings together business and investment group representatives. Montenegro has a favorable economic framework for investors, above all when it comes to tax rates, after the greatest natural resource - beauty, nautical history and potential for the development of the luxury yachting industry and tourism product. This kind of convenience is a significant incentive for boat and yacht owners, who choose the marina and Porto Montenegro as a destination for real estate purchases, Smirnina said.
Porto Montenegro ambassadors attended the prestigious 2019 Man of the Year Award in Moscow, as one of the leading sponsors of this globally recognized nautical event in Russia, organized by Proyachting - one of the most important events in Moscow when it comes to amateur sailing that brings together business sailing enthusiasts. Of particular interest was the rich calendar of international regattas of the Porto Montenegro Yachting Club.
Text by Boka News, on December 2nd, 2019, read more at Boka News
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