The Head of the EU Delegation in Montenegro visited Tivat

26 Jul 2021

The Head of the EU Delegation in Montenegro, Ambassador Oana Kristina Popa, visited the municipality of Tivat, where she met with representatives of local self-government and users of EU projects in that city. As the focus of the visit was the environmental sustainability of Tivat and Montenegro, Popa assessed that by further investing in green solutions, with the support of the EU and civil society, Tivat will be able to attract more tourists and become an example of a green and sustainable municipality, already in the region and beyond.

"The EU has donated over 2 million euros for projects in Tivat, which are mainly focused on environmental protection, sustainable development, and tourism. "I learned more from the local authorities about how these projects bring benefits to the local population," said Popa. During the official meeting held in the premises of the Municipality of Tivat, Mayor Zeljko Komnenovic informed the ambassador about the current situation in Tivat, but also about plans for the future, emphasizing two priorities: traffic and other infrastructure and activities to establish a recycling center at the level of four Boka municipalities. The Municipality of Tivat has so far participated in 9 IPA projects, two of which have been in the role of the lead partner.

Together with the mayor of Tivat, Zeljko Komnenovic, and vice presidents, Vladimir Arsic and Goran Bozovic, Ambassador Popa visited Tivat Solila, where, thanks to European funds, a new Visitor Center will be built. European Union investments in Solila have already helped to preserve and develop their tourist offer, as well as to protect migratory birds. Popa also visited the Župa sports hall, where EU-funded solar collectors provide domestic hot water. "The EU has also financed other green investments in the city, such as the installation of a new public lighting system, with about 600 LED lights, which save energy and reduce costs. We have financed numerous green solutions to make the city cleaner and more accessible for citizens and tourists, promoting the Green Agenda in Tivat and Montenegro, "said the European Union Ambassador to Montenegro.

The ambassador also visited Radio Tivat, which in the past was a user of the media grant "Local media for active communities: research stories about the sea", within which six radio shows on the topic of protection of the sea and the sea-coast were broadcast.

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