Opening of the Šetnica Walk Trail in Mostar

11 Jun 2013

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The official opening of Nikola Šubić Zrinjski street, also known as Šetnica, which spreads from Spanish Square to Square hrvatskih velikana, was held today in Mostar. The ceremony was attended by Ljubo Bešlić, Mayor of Mostar, Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator, H. E. Aurora Meija, Spanish Ambassador, and Enver Bijedić, Federal Minister of Transport and Communications.

Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator, is pleased to see that Šetnica turned into a vibrant street and a meeting point for citizens of Mostar.

Acording to the Mayor, Mostar got one of the most beautiful streets in BiH, and he expressed special thanks to The Government Spain for contributing in its construction.

''Šetnica and Spanish Square will certainly connect the citizens of Mostar and the Spain. Monument on the square will remind the citizens, as and the tourists, of the sacrifice made by Spanish peacekeeping mission in BiH 20 years ago”, said Bešlić.

The Spanish ambassador said that it is a great pleasure for her to reside in Mostar, since it has special significance for her and for the citizens of Spain.

The reconstruction project of Šetnica Street’s LED lighting is one of 38 energy efficiency projects in the public sector, which was implemented by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG-F) Programme Environment and Climate change. The goal of the Programme was to address and overcome the significant barriers faced in effectively delivering environmental services and management resulting in significant savings in public budgets and improvement of local level environmental planning.

In addition to setting the most contemporary LED lighting in Šetnica, the Mostar Gymasium was successfully renovated within the MDG-F programme. The following measures were implemented as part of the project: replacement of windows, reconstruction of the heating distribution system which will enable zonal heating control, and installation of the ISGE system for remote monitoring of energy consumption, which was developed by UNDP.

With the reconstruction of Šetnica, the last stage of building and reconstruction of the Spanish Square, the central and the most beautiful square in Mostar, is successfully completed. The Square reconstruction was funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund. The amount of overall investments in Spanish Square, Šetnica and Mostar Gymnasium projects is about 2,5 million BAM.