By the end of June will be completed warming three clinics in the Federation, and then started reconstruction of another 20 facilities of schools and hospitals, which will save energy and for a maximum of eight years to achieve millions in savings in their budgets, and it will be better living conditions for pupils and patients.
Čopelj Mustafa, head of the World Bank project for BiH, stressed that and added that the warmth in the 70 to 80 percent of cases is done by replacing windows and installing thermal facade.
It is the so far largest project of energy efficiency in BiH, which is being implemented with the assistance of the World Bank loan in the amount of $ 32 million, which will be invested in the next three years in FBiH and RS. In addition to the planned energy savings, this is better for the environment because it is expected to reduce CO2 emissions and air pollution, but it is important for the EU accession process. This year it is planned to keep warm 23 facility and during the works at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Clinical Centre in Sarajevo (UKCS) worth $ 630,000, the Psychiatric Hospital of the University Hospital in Mostar ($ 520,000), and the Department of Surgery, University Clinical Center Tuzla ($ 470,000).
“There are known and the remaining 20 facilities where work will start in June and to the Sarajevo Canton, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Zenica-Doboj and Una-Sana Canton. It’s 17 primary and Secondary schools, hospitals in Tesanj and health centers and Bihac Jablanica. Most often it comes to replacement windows and setting termofasada, and somewhere it is improving the roof or if using an expensive energy source, such as heating oil, going to cheaper, such as pellets and bio-mass, explained Čopelj and noted that the loan was intended for own work and that of FBiH financed consulting services, control and the like, which is 15 to 20 percent of the total value of projects.
“For 2017 we have not yet selected objects. We are in the preparation stage. Otherwise, we choose objects whose implementation will bring maximum savings or if, for example, the school has a lot of students, hospital patients,” said Čopelj. He pointed out that these investments must be cost-effective for a maximum of eight years, which is a requirement of the World Bank. He emphasized that in BiH, unfortunately or fortunately, there is great potential for savings because the facilities are in poor condition and waste energy. Marija Kulas, director of elementary school “Crnići” Stolac, said the school has good results and achieved success, and when someone visits, they are surprised because they are heated by wood, and this project will improve the system for children.
“This warming and the introduction of central heating will bring a lot. This was a chance to succeed as a school from a small community,” she added Kulas. In UKCS point out that the warming love to save on heating and will be accompanied by financial savings, but will be more comfortable for patients and employees. Energy Efficiency Project is implemented and in the RS, where this year planned, he said Čopelj, 11 buildings, and is expected to start work. More details could not be obtained because of Milos Jokic from the implementation unit of the Ministry of Physical Planning RS was absent. Precisely for this reason it was held a meeting of representatives of the World Bank and the Ministry of Physical Planning Federation. It was emphasized that the World Bank pleased with the implementation and ready to support the project in the future, while the Minister Josip Martic, as stated, adding that it would be good to create similar projects for the citizens, and residential buildings.
Schools that this year will be realized project are primary school “Musa Ćazim Catic” Zenica, “Hamdija Kreševljaković” Kakanj, First Elementary School Zavidovici, “Otoka” in Bosnian Otoka, “Stijena ‘Cazin,” Zahid Baručija “Vogosca,” Hashum Spahic “and” Srednje “Ilijaš, Fra Didaka Buntića Citluk, IV primary school Mostar,” Crnići “Stolac and mixed Secondary school Zepce, high school in Cazin and Velika Kladusa, in Capljina and Konjic and Secondary Civil Engineering school JurajDalmatinac Mostar.