Momirović touring the works in Mionica: So far – 160km of sewage network in Serbia

The Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović has visited the works on the implementation of the “Clean Serbia” Project in Mionica. Four Wastewater Treatment Plants and sewage network in Mionica and Banja Vrujci will receive an investment of 10.5 million Euros.

During the visit of works on the construction of municipal infrastructure in Mionica, the Minister of Construction and Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović has informed the public that so far, within the “Clean Serbia” Project, around 160 km of new sewage infrastructure has been made.

“Our operational plan is to, by the end of the year, complete the four Wastewater Treatment Plants, and I am truly proud of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project, which we have initiated on the territory of the entire country. Specifically, here in Mionica and Banja Vrujci, we are working on around 20 km of new sewage infrastructure and two Wastewater Treatment Plants, in which we will invest 10.5 million Euros,” said the Minister.

The Minister has concluded that exactly with Projects like this, the image of Serbia is improving.

Praise to the Project and the Minister was given by the President of the Municipality of Mionica Boban Janković, noting that implementation of the “Clean Serbia” Project in Mionica is a historical moment.

“This may perhaps be a historical moment for us, because the state has allocated massive funds in order to improve the quality of life of the residents in Mionica and Banja Vrujci. Residents of Mionica can clearly see that the state invests a lot, and we used to dream about a project of muicipal infrastructure construction, and now we know that Mionica will be a place in accordance with all environmental standards. I must commend the Minister Momirović, since this is his fourth visit of works in Mionica alone”, Janković said.

The “Clean Serbia” Project plans for the construction of 10,581m of sewage network in Mionica, and 8,498 meters in Banja Vrujci. Two Wastewater Treatment Plants are planned for this area, each in Mionica and Banja Vrujci respectively. The Contractor of the works is a Chinese company called CRBC.


Works in Kragujevac are progressing

Today, representatives of “Clean Serbia” visited the works on the construction of sewage infrastructure in Kragujevac. The works in Maršić are proceeding according to the expected dynamics.

In Kragujevac, as part of the “Clean Serbia” project, works are currently being carried out at as many as 4 locations, namely: Maršić, Denino brdo, Brdjanska and Male pčelice, while in the immediate vicinity in the Municipality of Knić, works are being carried out at two locations Kusovac-Toponica and Knić celina 3.

The works in Maršić were visited today by Wang Xuefeng, manager of the “Clean Serbia” project and the Chinese company CBRC, and Dragan Jeremić, advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure.

During the visit, the representatives of “Clean Serbia” noted that the works at 19 Oktobar Street in Maršić are nearing completion, while the sewer network in Mladena Milovanovića Street is in full construction. Only in this part of Kragujevac, works are being carried out in the length of 1,489.00m, where pipes of profile fi300 and 2,877,00m of pipes of profile fi 250 are being laid. The total projected length for this settlement is 3,877.00m.

The equivalent of households that will be covered by the construction of the sewage network is about 350.

Final asphalting in Vranje

The first asphalting within the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project in Vranje was completed today. “A lot of work is upon us, and the City of Vranje will keep providing the necessary aid, in order to ensure the works are progressing according to the planned dynamic”, said the Mayor of Vranje Slobodan Milenkovic.

The first works on the realization of the Project, which began in December last year, are now entering their final phase. Asphalting of the Sava Kovacevic Street was completed today

“This is the first asphalt to be laid through the ‘Clean Serbia’ Program in the entire country. Asphalting is starting in Vranje in the same way, as the first implementation of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project started in our city first in the Kosovska Street in December last year. In Vranje, 141 kilometers of sewage network should be built as part of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project in the value of 70 million Euros, as well as 33.05 kilometers in Vranjska Banja,” says the Mayor Slobodan Milenkovic.

At a meeting organized with representatives of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project after a tour of the asphalting works, he noted that demanding works await in the coming period on the entire territory of the City of Vranje. According to him, the city is already intensively working on the designing.

“Permits have already been secured for 22.5 kilometers of the network, and 3.2 kilometers of the sewage network have already been built” Milenkovic explained.

More than half a kilometer of 6-meter-wide roadway is asphalted in the Sava Kovacevic Street.

As all worksmake traffic communication difficult during their execution, the Project Manager of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project and the ChineseCompany CRBC, Wang Xuefeng thanked the citizens for their patience.

I thank the citizens of Vranje for their patience. I expect that the dynamics of the works will be even better in the coming period. This is a large and important Project, with many challenges. In the coming period, the execution of the works will be organized at several locations simultaneously, and all in order to meet the planned dynamics and deadlines” saidXuefeng.

The asphalting was also attended by the advisor of the Minister of Infrastructure Dragan Jeremic, who said that a lot was done in Vranje in terms of the necessary documentation as a basic prerequisite for the implementation of the Project.

Vranje did a lot. Firstly, design documentation, cooperation with the City Administration and with the Mayor. I can praise the whole structure, because without those who work, there is no solution and no work done. They all depend on each other and in order for one roller orasphalt layer to arrive, they all have to work like clockwork. Vranje did that and I thank them for that” Jeremic said at the meeting and pointed out that this is a concrete and real green project, which will remain with citizens of Vranje for long-term use.

As announced, the citizens now expect the asphalting of the Car Dusan Street, where the works on the installation of the sewage infrastructure have already been carried out.


Finishing works – Asphalting of the Sava Kovačević Street in Vranje

Construction of sewage network in the Sava Kovačević Street has entered the finishing phase. The next street planned for the construction of the finishing layer is the Cara Dušana Street.

As planned by the Project, with more favorable weather conditions this year, the works have began on marking the Sava Kovačević and Dimitrije Tucović Streets so that construction works could begin on time.

After the excavation of the trench, laying of sewage pipes and their backfilling and placing of prefabricated concrete manholes, layers of gravel were installed and preparations were made for the asphalting of the streets. Upon the finish of all works and control tests the contractor will, with the investor, perform the taking-over protocol.

The next street planned for the construction of the finishing layer is the Cara Dušana Street.

The works in Vranje are underway at multiple locations so that the total lenght of 142 km of sewage planned for Vranje and its surroundings could be completed within the planned deadline. The value of the investment in Vranje is 70 million Euros.

Preventing environmental incidents

Even though Serbia does not fall into the category of countries with highly developed environmental protection awareness, river pollution incidents always cause a public uproar. The ‘Clean Serbia’ Project is the country’s response in order to preserve the environment in Serbia with special emphasis on the protection of our rivers.

The Serbian public was notified lately that due to the pollution of Raška River caused by fuel oil discharge, charges were pressed.

Two protests were held because of the River Raška pollution, where citizens asked sanctioning of those responsible, prevention of future environmental incidents and notification of the public whether fuel oil discharge in any way affected the health of the people

Implementation of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project will in fact cover the Raška River. For the City of Novi Pazar the Project plans for the construction of 110,965.00m of sewage network while the population equivalent covered is 160,000.

It is important to emphasize that global and local environmental associations list the construction of wastewater treatment plants, sewage infrastructure by which wastewaters are directed towards aforementioned plants as prerequisite for environmental protection and preservation. Those prerequisites are the main goals of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project.



“Clean Serbia” preserves our lakes

Apart of preserving our rivers as a water resource and environmental protection, preservation of lakes in Serbia is also planned with the ’Clean Serbia’ Project.

There are around 150 lakes in Serbia which differ in their origin, size and location. They are an important factor in production of electricity in Serbia, a drinking water resource, protection from floods and are also significant tourist destinations.

Within the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project, not only the environments of cities and municipalities are being preserved, their rivers and Serbian spa resorts, but also rivers. With the implementation of the Project the following lakes will be preserved: Lake Vlasina, Gruža Lake, Bor Lake, Oblačinsko Lake, Lake Bovan, Lake Rovni and Zvornik Lake.

Lake pollution occurs with the discharge of pollutans, weather directly or indirectly. Pollutants Those pollutants affect the flora and fauna living in those water systems. Main pollutants, as research indicates, are in fact wastewaters, and construction of wastewater treatment plants is the only way, as is the case with rivers, to preserve the lakes.


With the construction of a dam in 1981, the River Gruža, one of the longest and most water-rich rivers of Šumadija, was dammed. After the construction of a dam near the settlement of Pajsijevići, in the municipality of Knić, a multi-purpose reservoir was formed, the filling of which was completed in 1983. The primary function of this lake is a water supply to the Cities of Kragujevac, Kraljevo and the surrounding villages. Today, more than 300,000 citizens of the Republic of Serbia are supplied with water from this reservoir.


Bovan Lake is a lake located at Sokobanjska Moravica near Bovan between Sokobanja and Aleksinac. The lake is an artificial reservoir formed with the construction of a dam in 1978, in the regulation system of Morava River basin and the hydro power plant ‘Đerdap’ with the goal to retain sediments of hill and mountain rivers and to accumulate vast amounts of water at the same time.  It is 8 km long, 500m wide and 50m deep. Bovan Lake supplies the city of Aleksinac with water through the wastewater treatment plant.


Rovni is an artificial lake in Western Serbia, created by damming the Jablanica River and it is the most expensive facility of the Regional Water Management System ’Stubo-Rovni’. Pipeline 11,820 meters long supplies raw water to the wastewater treatment plant for the City of Valjevo.


Created in 1959 by damming the Brestovačka River, raising the dam and accumulating the water of Valja and Žoni streamlets, Marecova River and part of Zlot River basin. It covers a surface area of 30 hectares, and the depth of water reaches up to 48 meters. The water is mainly intended for mining and industrial facilities in Bor, but it also facilitates the development of tourism.


Oblačinsko Lake is a natural lake in South-Eastern Serbia, twenty or so kilometers West from Niš, near Mali Jastrebac. The lake covers a surface area of around 23 hectares. It originated in the early sixties of the last century when the dried up Oblačinska swamp turned into a lake. In 1965, a motel and an earth dam were constructed, and the bed of the former swamp surface was deepened, filled with water and stocked with fish. It has an extraordinary tourist potential.


Lake Vlasina is a reservoir lake in South-Eastern Serbia with the surface area of 15 km² and depth of up to 35 m. It is located on the territory of the Municipality of Surdulica, at 1,204 m (middle level) above the sea level. What is especially interesting and specific about this lake are about a hundred turf islands floating on its surface. Beautiful nature makes up the surrounding of this lake, and what is specific and stands out as a tourist attraction is fishing.


Zvornik Lake is an artificial lake on the Drina River, on the border stretching across the primal river flow, between the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lake extends upstream through the Drina canyon from Zvornik and Mali Zvornik, up to the confluence of Velika reka streamlet in the village of the same name of the Mali Zvornik Municipality. This artificial lake was made with the construction of the hydroelectric power plant “Zvornik” which began in 1948, and the lake basin was filled with water in 1955. The dam is 45 meters high. Zvornik lake is the first artificial reservoir on the Drina River.


Green City Kragujevac

The City of Kragujevac could become a true green oasis in the coming years, thanks to the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project and a series of environmental activities. A novelty in Kragujevac is the duty of every investor to plant a certain number of trees.

Available data shows that only last year the competent administration issued 1,389 approvals for construction. This accelerated construction led the City Administration of Kragujevac to make some serious ecological decisions so every investor will in the future, have a duty to plant a certain number of trees, either on the plot in which he or she is investing or at the location the city determines.  This decision comes into force on September 1st this year. The decision plans that for every 1000 square meters of business or industrial facility built, the investor is obliged to plant 10 trees plus one tree per every additional 500 square meters.

The Mayor of Kragujevac Nikola Dašić says that this will not be a great expense for investors, but such decision will help make the city greener.

“The condition for obtaining a Use Permit actually is the confirmation from the “Green Facilities” that such obligation – planting of trees has been fulfilled. Alongside the “Clean Serbia” Project and with transition of remote heating in the city from coal to gas, we will bring Kragujevac closer to green cities of Europe”, says the Mayor of Kragujevac Nikola Dašić.

Never greater projects in the Municipality of Kučevo

Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Tomislav Momirović has visited today the works on the construction of sewage network in Kučevo. The Minister, to whom the Municipality of Kučevo has awarded today a charter of gratitude, has announced that, this year, 300 km and 4 wastewater treatment plants will be constructed.

The works which began in February on the territory of the Municipality of Kučevo are progressing according to plan, and today, the Minister of Construction Tomislav Momirović paid them a visit.

“We have constructed 160 kilometers of new sewage infrastructure on the territory of the entire country so far, and by September we will have constructed 300 kilometers, and by the end of the year we will have built first 4 wastewater treatment plants” the Minister has stated today.

It was understood that, apart from Kučevo, the works should also begin in the village of Rabrovo in Autumn.

“We are making significant progress in terms of environmental projects and that is a personal priority of mine. Highways and fast railroads mean nothing if we do not leave this country clean for our children. Our contribution is modest and if we should be thankful to anyone, it is our citizens on whose trust we were able to make these successful projects possible and our management led by the President Aleksandar Vučić thanks to whom, with great energy, the greatest investment wave in the history of Serbia was initiated”, stated Minister Momirović, who was awarded a charter of gratitude by the Municipality of Kučevo for the implementation of infrastructure projects on the territory of Kučevo.

The works which are being executed in Kučevo are worth 11 million EUR, which is certainly the greatest investment ever in the aforementioned Municipality.

With “Clean Serbia“ to preserving our spa resorts

Spas and climatic health resorts in Serbia have a very significant impact on tourism in Serbia.  The “Clean Serbia“ Project will cover 11 spa resorts in Serbia with sewage and wastewater treatment plant construction.

Water, air and even soil at many locations in Serbia possess medicinal properties. In Serbia, spa resorts are visited by thousands of tourists annually, and among them there are many who do not come for healing purposes but to enjoy the mesmerizing nature these spa resorts offer.

Even though spa tourism has been very important for the tourism in Serbia, insufficient care and unprofessional management of natural resources has led to the natural environment of spa resorts to become seriously jeopardized.

Within the “Clean Serbia“ Project sewage network and wastewater treatment plants shall be constructed in the following spa resorts in the Republic of Serbia: Vrnjacka Banja, Banja Vrujci, Radaljska Banja, Lukovska Banja, Prolom Banja, Kursumlijska banja, Gamzigradska banja, Vranjska Banja, Bukovicka Banja, Brestovacka Banja and Selters Banja.

Construction of sewage network and wastewater treatment plants will additionally, apart from environmental protection, have a greatly positive impact on the development of tourism and attracting new investors at these locations. Currently in Serbia, there are around 50 spa resorts, some of which are less famous, but all of them have their guests and outstanding nature.

The implementation of the “Clean Serbia“ Project will protect those natural resources which make some of these spa resorts unique.

New meters of sewage network

Summer time and favorable weather conditions are suitable for the works on the construction of seewage networks in 16 cities and municipalities where the “Clean Serbia“ Project is currently being implemented.

The Plan of the Government of the Republic of Serbia is to construct municipal infrastructure in 80 local governments in the next five years by which the living standard of citizens would be raised, and lakes and rivers of Serbia would be preserved.

SN. Site What is being worked on Dužina sad koja se radi metri Total length in meters Note

(if necessary)

1. Lajkovac Sewage 1,420.80 4173.7  
2. Knić Sewage 34,390.80 2207,60  
3. Kragujevac Sewage 41,745.42 5830,00  
4. Krupanj Sewage 0 547.83  
5. Kladovo Sewage Velika Vrbica-0 m

Korbovo-0 m

Rtkovo-0 m

22,219.72 m  
6. Lazarevac Sewage 0 8838.78  
7. Mionica Sewage 367.79 493.68  
8. Obrenovac Sewage 251.14 8251.7  
9. Svrljig Sewage 653 1393 Length according to the Annex 6040m
10. Varvarin Sewage 5202 27041 44739m
11. Vranje Sewage 3240 3894 141675m
12. Kučevo Sewage 700m 7115m  
13. Novi Sad Sewage 23.648.00 42,072.51 2 active Sites with 2 Construction Permits, Kisač i


14. Novi Bečej Sewage 33,918.17 46,535.25 3 active Sites with 3 Construction Permits
15. Banja Vrujci Sewage 832.96 2775.59  
16. Veliki Crljeni Sewage 557.08 1780.69