Representatives of the Ministry of Capital Investments and the Directorate responsible for geology and mining visited the municipality of Petnjica in order to discuss plans for granting concessions for the exploitation of mineral resources in accordance with the state plan.
The meeting in Petnjica was initiated by the Minister of Capital Investments Ervin Ibrahimović, and the delegation consisted of State Secretary Ismet Latić, Director of the Directorate for Geology and Mining Vera Keljanović, Head of the Directorate for Geology and Mining Nebojša Koprivica.
The host of the meeting was the mayor of the municipality, Samir Agović, together with his associates.
The delegation of the Ministry of Capital Investments and the representatives of the municipality of Petnjica discussed the plans for granting concessions for the exploitation of mineral resources in accordance with the state plan.
As stated in the statement of the Ministry of Interior, Petnjica, which until now has never had a concession for the exploitation of mineral raw materials, even though it was foreseen by the state plan. The commitment and proactivity of the Ministry of Capital Investments in the implementation of this project can be expected to create new jobs and improve the financial situation of the municipality.
The realization of this project is planned to create at least 12 new jobs, which will be of great importance for the local community.
Apart from the creation of new jobs, this project will also contribute to the creation of significant income for the municipality of Petnjica. According to estimates, the municipality will be able to expect revenues of around 60,000 euros from part of the concession fee per year for the next 30 years. It will be of great help in financing important projects in the municipality and improving living conditions for all citizens, the representatives of the municipality and the Ministry of Capital Investments agreed.
The Ministry of Capital Investments and the Directorate responsible for geology and mining are committed to the development of mining activities in Montenegro in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner, and are convinced that this project will be in accordance with the highest standards in this area.
Concessions will be awarded on the basis of transparent and fair conditions, and all interested parties will be invited to participate in this process on equal terms. The Ministry of Capital Investments and the Directorate responsible for geology and mining want to emphasize that all rights of the local community will be respected and that work will be done in the best interest of all citizens.
The topic of the meeting of the delegation of the Ministry of Capital Investments and the municipality of Petnjica was the possibility of considering the reconstruction and construction of the Bioča-Petnjica road.
Minister Ibrahimović initiated the recategorization of this road in order to enable the conditions for the earliest possible start of the works. The Ministry of Capital Investments will implement the necessary procedures in order to complete part of the road this year.
Also, during the meeting, an initiative was launched on the local self-government to contact the Geological Institute for the exploration of potential deposits in order to identify new mineral resources in the area of the municipality of Petnjica. This is an important step towards the further economic development of this region.
The municipality of Petnjica will also be invited to be more proactive in applying for projects not only related to mining, but also to other sectors, in order to speed up the development of this area. Through the joint work and cooperation of the Ministry of Capital Investments and local self-government, we hope that progress will be made in the development of this region and the creation of favorable conditions for the life and work of its inhabitants.