PODGORICA, 23 July 2014 – Progress made and the strategic way forward in the clean-up efforts and ecological rehabilitation of Montenegro’s Port Milena Channel were today discussed at a meeting held at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.
The first Steering Committee meeting for the project Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (TEST) for the clean-up of Port Milena Channel was attended by representatives of the Ministry, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia, two sub-contracting companies, Vekton and Limnos, and UNIDO.
The two-year project is funded by the Government of Slovenia.
Christian Susan, UNIDO Industrial Development Officer, said that the implementation of the plan would enhance the water quality in Port Milena Channel and preserve the Ulcinj region’s rich touristic development potential.
“UNIDO’s transfer of environmentally sound technologies methodology helps facilitate the transfer of best environmental practices and appropriate technology. It also helps build institutional capacities for its application, so sustainable solutions for cost-effective and efficient pollution abatement can be identified and implemented,” said Susan.
Siniša Stanković, General Director, Waste Management and Communal Services Directorate, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, noted the importance of the project, and stressed the importance of mobilizing incremental support for the development of additional projects aimed at solving the ecological problems of Port Milena. He also emphasized the need for more funds mobilization in order to implement additional activities.
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