Ambassador Bo strong support to „Clean Serbia“

During the term of the Ambassador of the People‘s Republic of China to Serbia, Chen Bo, great results were achieved in the field of infrastructure in Serbia, as was stated during the farewell visit the Ambassador made to the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesic.

Chen Bo took the opportuinity to express that infrastructure is the most important field of cooperation between the two countries, and that a great deal was done in Serbia, from railroads and roads which Chinese companies are working on, to large projects like the Metro and the „Clean Serbia“.


Thanks to the strong support of the Ambassador Chen Bo, through the „Clean Serbia“ Project 2.5 million residents in 69 units of local government will gain access to a sewage network, while many other local governments will receive a wastewater treatment plant. The Ambassador has also emphasized the importance of the Clean Serbia Project in terms of its environmental impact many times.


She deemed this a great success in cooperation between the two countries, and stated that there is a great potential to continue the cooperation between Serbia and China in the field of infrastructure.


In 2022, a total of 30 million m3 of wastewater will be treated

According to the data of the Statistical Office of the RS in 2022, 3,200 million m3 of water was used in the industry sectors, which is 14.2% less than in 2021. The same data show that only 30 million m3 of water of the specified amount of water was purified.

In the report “Usage and protection of water from pollution, 2022”, the Republic Institute of Statistics states that out of a total of 3,200 mil. m3 of captured water in the industry sectors, 99.4% is water from own water intake (98.0% surface water and 1.4% underground), and 0.6% from the public water supply.

Water used for industry needs in 2022, viewed by sector and compared to the previous year, recorded the following trends: Mining – growth of 21.1%, Manufacturing industry – decrease of 5.9%, and Supply of electricity, gas and steam – decrease of 14.6%.

The same data show that out of a total of 118 mil. m3 of waste water in industry, 47.5% is water discharged from the Electricity, gas and steam supply sector, 33.9% from the sector

Manufacturing industry, and 18.6% from the Mining sector.

In 2022, a total of 30 mil. m3 of water, of which primary treatment 63.3%, secondary treatment 20.0% and tertiary treatment 16.7%. The largest share in refined  industry sector is dominated by Production of basic metals – 18.7%, followed by Production of chemicals and chemical products – 14.5%, Production of food products – 12.4%, and Production of paper and paper products – 11.4%. All other areas of the sector industries have a share of purified water of 43.1%, according to the report of the Bureau of Statistics.

The aforementioned data undoubtedly indicate the need to build a larger number of wastewater treatment plants, which is one of the primary goals of the “Clean Serbia” project. The project envisages the construction of 165 WWTPs, which is almost half of those needed for the whole of Serbia.


Prijepolje is preparing for a new phase of works

Prijepolje Municipality President Drago Popadić, after a meeting with representatives of Eko Morava, stated that the technical documentation for the continuation of the work within the “Clean Serbia” project will be completed by the end of the summer. Through the “Clean Serbia” project, in six stages, the construction of a 60-kilometer sewage network in Prijepolje is planned.

“For now, we are close to finishing Ivanje and the stage along the road to Mileseva. I hope that by the end of the summer we will have all the project and technical documentation so that we can enter into agreements with by the Ministry of Construction for the execution of those works. The other stages, Velika Župa, Kolovrat, Raišnjevo, are being designed and I expect that we will have them completed by the end of the year, but Ivanje and Mileševa are our priority”, said the President of Prijepolje Drago Popadić after the meeting.

According to the previous meeting of the representatives of this municipality and the CRBC company, the work on the “Clean Serbia” project will last three years, and will be carried out in phases.

The “Clean Serbia” project is implemented in more than 70 municipalities in Serbia, and 32 million euros have been allocated for the works on waste water treatment plants and the sewage network in Prijepolje and Brodarevo and should “cover” about 25,000 new users.

Sremska Mitrovica is awaiting the third phase of works

The most important project for Sremska Mitrovica is the construction of a sewage network within the “Clean Serbia” project, said the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesić when he visited this city.

Minister Vesić visited the works on the reconstruction of the Veliki Radinci – Sremska Mitrovica local road, which is seven kilometers long, and said that there are no small roads for it, because all roads are important – as much as highways, as well as local ones, which raise the quality of life of citizens in their places.

In a conversation with the citizens and city management, Minister Vesić said that for Sremska Mitrovica, the most important project is the construction of sewerage within the framework of Clean Serbia, since it is planned that the city will enter the third phase.

With those 38 kilometers, we will solve the complete sewage system and there will be almost no houses without sewerage in Sremska Mitrovica, said Vesić and reminded that through Clean Serbia, 2.3 million people will get sewerage, which is one of the most important projects.

When you look at this road, the sewage system and everything we are doing – it is the best confirmation of the policy of President Aleksandar Vučić – that we work in every place, that we connect every village, that in each one it can be seen that people are better off, that they can stay there to live, that tourism is developing, that new factories and new jobs are coming, and that is the most important thing – that people can live normally from their work, said Minister Vesić.


Vesić: Road and sewerage in Kljajićevo

“The Government of Serbia takes care of every part of our country,” said the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Goran Vesić, visiting the works in Kljajićevo, and as evidence he cited the construction of a sewage network as part of the “Clean Serbia” project and the reconstruction of the Kljajićevo-Bački Sokolac road.

The Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Goran Vesić, visited the works on the reconstruction of the local road Kljajićevo-Bački Sokolac, near Sombor, and told the residents of Kljajićevo that, with the reconstruction of the local road and the construction of a high-speed road, as well as sewage, after decades of waiting, their place will experience a big progress.

Vesić also pointed out that in Kljajićevo this year, works on the construction of sewerage will begin, as part of the “Clean Serbia” project, as part of the sewerage network being introduced in the municipality of Sombor. Thus, Kljajićevo, with more than 4,000 inhabitants, will finally get sewerage, which they longed for, but did not believe it would ever be completed, the minister noted.

“We are developing every part of Serbia. We are building roads, and not only highways and expressways, but we are focusing more and more attention on highways and regional and local roads,” said Vesić and reminded that President Vučić also spoke about the need to rebuild all local roads.

“This is proof of what it means when every part of Serbia is taken care of, and here in the conversation with the people, you can see how much it all means to all of them,” said Vesić

Works and designing already in progress in Obrenovac

As part of the “Clean Serbia” Project, the works on the construction of sewage network in the length of 310 meters in the Momcila Muje Kalajdzica Street, in the settlement of Zvecka in Obrenovac, are ongoing. Obrenovac waterworks director  announced that the works within the scope of the “Clean Serbia” Project will continue in other local communities.

Director of the Public Utility Company “Vodovod”, Branko Matic, stated that after the construction of sewage network in this street, construction of additional two, smaller forks of sewage in the local community Zvecka, after which the works will begin in other local communities covered by the “Clean Serbia” Project.

“The works will continue in Bric, then in Mislodjin, and as part of the project, issuing of the permit for the construction of sewage network in the local community Ratari is expected, and the process of designing of a large wastewater treatment plant in Obrenovac and one mini-plant in Ratari is already in progress”  Matic said.

After the works on the construction of sewage network and the third heat supply main are completed, the Momcila Muje Kalajdzica street will be covered in pavement.

The Government of Serbia approved the second phase of Clean Serbia

The mayor of Novi Sad, Milan Đurić, thanked the Government of the Republic of Serbia for enabling the realization of the second phase of the Clean Serbia project. Đurić stated that the project is of strategic importance for the city of Novi Sad.

“The Government of the Republic of Serbia has approved the implementation of the second phase of the Clean Serbia project in our city, which includes the construction of 30,940 meters of sewage network and waste water treatment plant in Čenej, worth 28.2 million euros,” announced the mayor of Novi Sad on his Twitter account.

Đurić reminded. that the realization of the first phase of this project, worth 27.3 million euros, is underway. “The people of Novi Sad should know that the entire project, which is of strategic importance for our city, is financed from the budget of the Republic of Serbia”, said Đurić, praising the government for the allocated funds.

Subotica: Preparation of technical documentation for “Clean Serbia”

The City Assembly of Subotica has made a decision that the Public Utility Company “Vodovod I kanalizacija” is to prepare the design and technical documentation for the “Clean Serbia” Project pertaining to the water supply network in the Industrial Zone “Mali Bajmok” and improvement of water supply in the settlements Backi Vinogradi, Hajdukovo and Supljak.

Speaking at the Assembly meeting the Mayor Stevan Bakic has emphasized that the implementation of the “Clean Serbia” Project is the largest investment in the municipal field in the history of Subotica.

“As part of the ‘Clean Serbia’ Project, 110 kilometers of sewage network and two wastewater treatment plants will be constructed” Bakic stated.

As could be heard at the Assembly meeting, Palic will be the first city territory that will be 100 per cent covered by a sewage network, and in Subotica, in many local communities, sewage network will be built.

Janković: “Clean Serbia” solves decades-old problems

Mionica is one of the first municipalities where work has begun within the “Clean Serbia” project. “We received 1.2 billion through that project and that is of immeasurable importance for Mionica”, says the President of the Municipality of Mionica, Boban Janković.

Mionica and Banja Vrujci are two places in Serbia where the “Clean Serbia” project is being implemented on a large scale.

“The municipality of Vrujci represents a huge potential not only for this region but for the whole of Serbia when it comes to tourism. We strive to always invest in tourism, and for that we need infrastructure, water supply, sewage, we have done a lot to make people feel better when they come here. Through the project of the State of Serbia “Clean Serbia”, we received one billion two hundred million dinars for the construction of sewerage in to the municipality of Mionica, as well as two wastewater treatment plants, one intended for Banja Vrujce, and the other for the town of Mionica,” said Boban Janković, president of the Municipal Council of Mionica, to RTS.

Janković states that “Clean Serbia” is a huge project for the mentioned region, which will create the conditions for further development and investment, not only in the field of tourism.

“Through the project, a total of 19 km of sewage network will be constructed, of which 8.5 km will be in Banja Vrujca, and the rest in Mionica. Two waste water purifiers will also be built, and this is something that has really been awaited for decades, and here we finally have a solution to those big problems, the solution of which has been awaited for a long time,” said Janković.

Milenković: 140 km of sewage network in Vranje

The famous Sofka Street in Vranje, after the sewerage network was constructed through the “Clean Serbia” project, and the city itself reconstructed the water supply network, was covered with brick for authenticity and durability. The mayor of Vranje, Dr. Slobodan Milenković, said that thanks to the “Clean Serbia” project, a 140 km long sewage network will be completed.

Visiting the completed works in Sofkina street in Vranje, the mayor Dr. Slobodan Milenkovic explained that during the execution of the works, a Turkish sewage system was encountered, to which a certain number of houses were connected, and all this had to be regulated beforehand.

“The works have been completed and now all these households are connected to the new sewage network. Considering that Sofka Street is one of the oldest in the city, the water supply network was made of asbestos pipes, which also caused problems, and a complete renovation was carried out. “Thanks to the “Clean Serbia” project and the help of the state, we will arrange on the territory of the city, but also in suburban settlements and rural areas, about 140 kilometers of sewage network worth 70 million euros,” said the mayor Milenković.

He announced that, in addition to the aforementioned streets, the reconstruction of the sewage network will also be carried out in the streets Bregalnička, Dečanska, Cerska, Jadranska, Kosta Abrašević, Nemanjina, 1. Maj, Đura Đakovića, Dr. Kopša, Sutjeskina, Vojvoda Mišića, Omladinska, Svetozara. Marković, Petar Leković, Filip Filipović, Marička, Kraljević Marko, Nevesinjska.