All municipalities in the north of Montenegro will receive one million euros each, and these are funds received from the economic citizenship program.
As announced by the Government, at the session held on Thursday, the Information on the distribution of funds intended for the development of less developed local self-government units from the Special Investment Program of special importance for the economic and economic interest of Montenegro was adopted.
Within the capital budget for 2023 to help less developed local self-governments from the north for the implementation of capital projects from the funds obtained from economic citizenship, an amount of one million euros per local self-government unit from the income generated by the implementation of that Program has been determined – it is stated in the press release.
The government tasked the Directorate for Capital Projects to conclude special contracts on the dedicated spending of allocated funds to local self-government units, namely Kolašin, Mojkovac, Šavnik, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Andrijevica, Rožaje, Gusinje, Plav, Petnjica
Also, the Administration is responsible for providing within its budget funds in the amount of one million euros each for the municipalities of Žabljak, Pljevlja and Plužine as part of the activity “assistance to local self-governments in solving infrastructural problems” – it was announced.
In the discussion, it was emphasized that when concluding special contracts on the dedicated use of allocated funds, it is necessary to take care that the projects that will be the subject of the contract are not financed from the funds of the European Union’s pre-accession support to Montenegro.
The Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Goran Đurović, said at the session that the municipality signing the contract will be obliged to open special dedicated accounts.
The allocated funds of the municipality will be able to be used for the need, preparation and revision of technical documentation, preparation of studies, announcement of tenders, initiation of the expropriation procedure, as well as execution of works and execution of development projects – he explained.
Prime Minister Dritan Abazović invited all local governments to submit projects, stating that Mojkovac has already submitted a project for a new city square, and that Petnjica and Šavnik also have projects ready.