European Union rehabilitating a landslide between Mokra Gora and Kremna

European Union rehabilitating a landslide between Mokra Gora and Kremna

Užice, 28 July 2017 – The European Union is financing the rehabilitation of a landslide on road IB 28, on the section between Kremna and Mokra Gora in Užice with 190,000 Euros, as part of the EU Assistance for Flood Relief in Serbia Programme, and the works will be completed in August 2017.

The rains that caused flooding in May 2014 washed away the soil from the slope above the road on a stretch 200 meters long, covered up the road and caused the shifting of the technical base of the village of Drvengrad. The rehabilitation project includes the construction of a system of drainage canals for intake of large quantities of water from three sources and for channelling it under the road, as well as the construction of a gabion wall to ensure the stabilisation of the slope. Following the completion of the works, there will be a technical inspection and acceptance of all works on the reconstruction of the road with the rehabilitation of three landslides in Užice. The total value of the EU assistance for the rehabilitation of roads and landslides in Užice amounts to 330,000 Euros.

The rehabilitation of this landslide is carried out as part of the project worth 10.5 million Euros, implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in 23 local self-governments, where 44 landslides will be rehabilitated, nine bridges reconstructed and five new ones built, with a view to reconstructing and upgrading the preventive infrastructure.

The European Union has provided the highest amount of assistance to Serbia in the reconstruction and elimination of consequences of the floods and reinforcement of preventive infrastructure, worth 162 million Euros through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance funds IPA 2012 and 2014, and the European Union Solidarity Fund.

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