Ljubovija, 18 January 2023

With the EU support the reconstruction of the Preschool "Poletarac" in Ljubovija is underway

Total of 230 children from the "Poletarac '' Preschool Institution in Ljubovija will soon have significantly better conditions for stay and education in the renovated kindergarten premises.

The works that are currently being carried out with the European Union (EU) grant extended through the EU PRO Plus programme in cooperation with the Ministry of European Integration, amount to almost 200,000 Euros and include extending the building as well as the reconstruction and expansion of the kitchen. In addition, the old floors and heating will be replaced, with the construction of an external hydrant network, an isolation room and a room for pellet storage.

Within the project, the kindergarten will also receive new kitchen appliances and equipment, contactless dispensers, as well as didactic material and equipment for the improvement of teaching.

"This project is of high importance for our municipality as we are reconstructing a preschool facility that was built more than four decades ago. Now, with the support of the European Union and the participation of the municipality of Ljubovija in the amount of 30,000 Euros, the children in Ljubovija will have a renovated and expanded kindergarten with adequate conditions for a safe stay and education", said Milan Jovanović, Mayor of Ljubovija.

The deadline for the completion of the works performed by company "Građevinar" d.o.o. from Ivanjica, selected in the public procurement procedure conducted by the municipality of Ljubovija, is 90 calendar days.

The project in Ljubovija is one of 32 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.