The President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović visited Gradiška today and met with the city leadership.
The President of the Republic of Srpska stated that Gradiška is one of the cities in Srpska that are leaders in terms of attracting investments, and that the results of the City Administration’s efforts to create good living conditions for citizens are increasingly evident.
“Gradiška is taking big steps forward, and everything that the republican government has done here so far will be continued in the future so that we can be at the service of the citizens”, said the President Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic expressed satisfaction with the demonstrated ability of the City Administration in previous years to attract foreign investors, but also to design quality projects and to attract funds from domestic and international institutions.
“These are indicators that show that Gradiška is a leader in that area and I am glad that through good cooperation in previous years we have built a solid bridge between republic and local authorities and thus ensured that many projects are implemented here”, said the President of Srpska.
The President of the Republic of Srpska emphasized the importance of this cooperation in order to recognise, but also implement the needs of citizens, and expressed support for the persistence of the city authorities to find ways to implement projects important to the citizens.
“In recent years, we have invested more than 400 million BAM in strategic projects in Gradiška and thus, as the Republic, we have shown our attitude towards the city and development, because Gradiška has numerous geographical and location capacities, which makes it even more interesting to foreign investors”, said the President Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic expressed satisfaction with the industrial zone, since more and more foreign investors are interested in opening their plants in Gradiška and creating new opportunities for employment.
“There is no outflow of labor, which is very important for new investors, and I am especially pleased with the growing need for kindergarten accommodation, and the construction of new and upgrading of existing kindergartens”, said the President Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic of Srpska stated that at the meeting they discussed ways to fulfil these needs, and announced that part of the funds for the extension of the kindergarten in Nova Topola would be allocated from the Budget of the President of the Republic, which would provide additional accommodation for about 100 or 120 children.
The President of Srpska mentioned that there is a growing need for additional accommodation capacities of kindergartens as a consequence of new employments in Gradiška.
The President of the Republic mentioned that traffic and road projects that are in the final phase, such as the construction of a new bridge over the Sava River, will significantly contribute to the development of Gradiška.
“This implies a completely new Gradiška, relieved from the traffic aspect, but also the flow of people and goods crossing the border with Croatia. There will be a lot of work, but also new contents”, said the President Cvijanović.
After the meeting, the President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović visited the Church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God and the location planned for the implementation of the “Serbian city” project.