Opening Ceremony of the Office of Energy Efficiency of Sarajevo

Opening Ceremony of the Office of Energy Efficiency of Sarajevo

Mayor of Sarajevo Alija Behmen and the German Ambassador to BiH, HE Urlike Maria Knotz cut the symbolic ribbon today and officially opened the Office of Energy Efficiency of Sarajevo. Sarajevo became the first city in Bosnia and Herzegovina that opened this office and the citizens of Sarajevo will finally be able to get all necessary advice,

Mayor of Sarajevo Alija Behmen and the German Ambassador to BiH, HE Urlike Maria Knotz cut the symbolic ribbon today and officially opened the Office of Energy Efficiency of Sarajevo.

Sarajevo became the first city in Bosnia and Herzegovina that opened this office and the citizens of Sarajevo will finally be able to get all necessary advice, information and informative educational brochures about the rational use of energy, energy efficiency measures and their potential application in households all in one place. Mayor of Sarajevo Alija Behmen on this occasion sent his thanks to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) – Open Regional Fund – Energy Efficiency in Southeast Europe and the Municipality of Center, with whose support this project was implemented.

“The establishment of the Office and Information Center represented a significant shift in activities for the third year of the City of Sarajevo, who aims to become an example of best practices for energy management and reduce adverse environmental impacts in our region. I am confident that with our own, and with the support of our friends from Germany, the Office will fulfill its mission, among other things, monitor the situation in the field of building construction, public transport and public lighting in the city of Sarajevo, analyze problems and propose solutions for the determination of policies and measures this area, initiate the preparation of projects applying for EU funds …, ” said Mayor Behmen and urged citizens of Sarajevo to visit the Office of Energy Efficiency and Information Center in the street Hamdije KreÅ¡evljakovica 27, and are informed how to use energy more efficiently and build their homes.

German Ambassador to BiH, HE Urlike Maria Knotz recalled that her country in this regard for many years has the role of leader, and that Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina government helps millions amounts to double digits by Credit Bank for Reconstruction (KfW), the construction and development of hydro and wind energy. “I am particularly happy of the initiative of Zagreb, Podgorica, Skopje and Sarajevo who want together to improve their administrative capacity in terms of sustainable energy management in cities,” added Ambassador Knotz.

Regional Director for the Western Balkans, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) Jutta Zinnel stressed that this information center will be an important place for those who want information about opportunities related to energy efficiency, will also be a good platform for Development cooperation between the private sector, public sector represented by the City and the end users of energy. “I would like to emphasize that I very much appreciate the fact that the city of Sarajevo, went ahead and set a very good example – that will be followed by other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Zinnel.

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