SWISS DONATION FOR OHRID LAKE UNFREEZED
Swiss Government decided to unfreeze the donation worth 900.000 Swiss Franks for the construction of 6 pumps for collector system at Ohrid Lake.
Swiss authorities had frozen the grant last year following the launch of the process of separation between municipal public enterprise, initiated by Municipal Councils of Ohrid and Struga.
The donation was reactivated after the mayors of Ohrid and Struga - Aleksandar Petreski and Ramiz Merko - undertook to comply with the terms of the Agreement on the realization of the project "Rehabilitation of Pump Stations Ohrid East". The mayors also undertook to ensure that donation funds be spent for project's purposes only.
Macedonia Government is a guarantor of the donation. Furthermore, representatives of Macedonian Government and of Swiss Government will participate in the project's Supervisory Committee.
The preparations for the realization of the project will begin in February. The construction is to begin in June this year.