Start of the works on the rehabilitation of the landslide Vardište in ZenicaAug 15, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), within the project "Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative", in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Physical Planning and the City of Zenica, has begun works on the rehabilitation of the Vardište landslide in Zenica. This landslide directly jeopardizes 12 houses in the Kočeva river zone, as well as the local road used by 88 households of the local community Brod.
The total funds required for the rehabilitation of this landslide and the local road amount to about BAM 600,000. For the first phase of work, the Federal Ministry of Physical Planning and the City of Zenica allocated BAM 293,866, and the UNDP will carry out expert supervision and project management.
Aida Hadžić-Hurem, UNDP’s Project Manager said: "UNDP, in cooperation with its partners, continues with the implementation of preventive measures in order to reduce the disaster risk in local communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The rehabilitation of the Vardište landslide protects the lives, property and infrastructure used by 88 households of the local community Brod. Investing in preventive measures is crucial in order to reduce the social and economic damage resulting from natural disasters".
As part of the first phase of rehabilitation, works will be implemented on the reconstruction of an existing longitudinal drainage line in length of 45 m, building of support structures in length of 45 m and the drainage system for surface water along the road in length of 25 m, as well as a reinforced concrete support structure in length of 126 m in the lower part of the destabilized slope in Kočeva riverbed. It is expected that the first phase of the Vardište landslide will be completed by the end of October 2017.
Since 2013, the UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative has aimed to support efforts to improve the disaster risk management framework with a special focus on strengthening the resilience of local communities that are most directly affected by disasters and climate risks.