Doljevac, 16 September 2022

Primary school "Vuk Karadžić" in Belotinac in the municipality of Doljevac to be reconstructed with the EU support

With the support of the European Union (EU), around 200 pupils in the Primary School "Vuk Karadžić" in the Belotinac settlement in Doljevac will have better conditions for education after the reconstruction of the facility built in 1955. The EU provided more than 179,000 Euros for the renovation through the EU PRO Plus programme, which is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of European Integration.

he reconstruction of the school building will include the replacement of the floors, the reconstruction of the ceiling, the replacement of the roof covering and gutters, the replacement of electrical installations, external and internal lighting, the renovation of toilets and the reconstruction of the water and sewage network, as well as the installation of waste water purification devices, due to the lack of local sewage. The energy efficiency will be also significantly improved through the replacement of internal and external joinery and installation of a thermally insulating facade.

"Our municipality has one of the largest primary schools in Serbia, and the facility in Belotinac is an eight-year school that was in extremely bad condition. With the support of the European Union, we will improve the conditions for the pupils attending this school as well as for the work of the teaching staff", said Jovica Pešić, Head of Economy and Finance in the municipality of Doljevac. The municipality will participate in the project implementation with a significant amount of over 125,000 Euros.

The deadline for the completion of works to be carried out by the company Tončev Gradnja d.o.o. from Surdulica, selected in the public procurement procedure conducted by the municipality of Doljevac, is 120 days.

The project in Doljevac is one of 33 local infrastructure projects in the regions of Šumadija and Western Serbia and Southern and Eastern Serbia that the EU supports through the EU PRO Plus programme with more than five million Euros in order to improve the quality of life of people through the  renovation and reconstruction of educational, health and social care institutions, sports and cultural facilities, and improvement of communal infrastructure and public administration buildings.