On Wednesday, November 14, the Municipality of Cajetina, together with another 34 local self-governments, officially received the decision on the financing of projects which will contribute to an improvement of the business environment. With the financial support of the European Union of over EUR 5million, these local self-governments will realize projects pertaining to the preparation of technical and planning documentation, as well as business infrastructure projects, which will contribute to the creation of a more favorable business environment and the strengthening of competitiveness on a local level.
The Municipality of Cajetina received funds for the construction of a sports park in Zlatibor in the proximity of the Tourism Organization building, as well as for the preparation of the Detailed Regulation Plan for the new throughway roundabout, which will be built not far from the Zlatibor auto-camp. The decision on the financing of the projects was handed over to the president of the Municipality of Cajetina, Milan Stamatovic, by Sem Fabrizi, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, in Kragujevac.
The donations for these two projects amount to around EUR 125,000, whereas the municipality itself will put around EUR 30,000 in them.
The EU program of support to the development of municipalities – EU PRO – contributes to the toal social and economic development of 99 local self-governments in Sumadija and western, southern and eastern Serbia. EU PRO aims to help create the conditions for attracting new investments and creating new jobs, increasing companies' competitiveness, making local self-governments more efficient and enhancing social inclusiveness.
The projects are funded by EU PRO and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The European Union has set aside funds of EUR 25 million for this three-year program, which began in January 2018. The program is carried out by UNOPS in cooperation with the Ministry of European Integration and the competent ministries and institutions of the Government of Serbia. EU PRO leans on good practices and results of its predecessors, development programs EU PROGRESS and European PROGRESS.