Meeting of Joint Program by USAID EIA, UNDP, GIZ under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations related to wood biomass and bioenergyDec 15, 2016
First meeting of coordination team for wood biomass and bioenergy was held yesterday at Vlasic, organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina (MOFTER) in cooperation with USAID EIA, UNDP, GIZ Projects in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Mr. Softić, Assistant Minister for energy within the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH stated how this initiative represents continuation of successful long-term cooperation of Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH with UNDP, GIZ and USAID agencies.
Nevertheless, Mr. Softić emphasized that such cooperation will have significant influence on improvement of both production and utilization of energy produced from wood biomass and other renewable energy sources which represent one of the key sectors for utilization of domestic resources, new job opportunities and sustainable development of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Subject of meeting was innovative approach to the implementation of activities of three projects: Biomass Energy for Employment and Energy Security financed by Czech Development Agency (CzDA); GIZ Project: Promotion of renewable energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina and USAID EIA Project: Investments in energy sector, under the auspices of the joint Programme.
Representatives of following institutions attended the meeting: Ministry of industry, energy and mining of Republic of Srpska, Federal ministry of energy, mining and industry, Ministry of agriculture, forestry and water management of Republic of Srpska, Federal ministry of agriculture, water management and forestry, USAID EIA, UNDP and GIZ agencies. Attendees took active participation in establishment of Bioenergy joint initiative, defining its roles, nomination of responsible persons in front of the state and entity institutions and discussion on next steps within the Joint initiative. Participants expressed readiness for active participation of their institutions to improve current situation within the bioenergy sector of BiH.