The development of the municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja is one of the most important priorities of the Coordinatiоn Body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Infrastructure is the foundation of the development of each and every municipality and, therefore, the Coordination Body, together with the municipalities, recognized the importance of investing in it. Together with the municipalities, we have been investing, over the past thirteen years, in the construction of water supply and sewerage systems, roads, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, health centers and other facilities that are of importance to the citizens of the three municipalities. Miles of paved local roads, new and rebuilt schools and kindergartens, as well as other infrastructure projects, significantly changed the appearance of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja. Given that these three municipalities are underdeveloped, the Coordination Body funded and implemented the infrastructure projects that are aimed at improving the overall quality of the citizens’ life in them.
The Coordination Body’s Office plans in its annual budget the funds for infrastructure projects and it is an important contribution to the development of the municipalities, since the municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja are the only ones in Serbia that, apart from the Ministry of Finance, receive the funds for infrastructure projects from the Coordination Body, too.
The municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja propose their projects each year and these projects are approved at joint meetings. This practice was introduced because the municipalities know best the citizens’ needs and the priorities necessary for achieving economic empowerment.
In the area of infrastructure projects, the Coordination Body, in the period from 2000 to 2013, invested a total of 5, 101,045,689.76 dinars, out of which 1,871, 266, 384,34 dinars in the municipality of Bujanovac, 1, 614, 433, 656.38 dinars in the municipality of Presevo and 1, 615, 345,649.04 dinars in the municipality of Medvedja.
In the budget for 2013, the funds appropriated to the municipalities for their infrastructure projects amounted to 224, 630, 000.00 dinars, namely: 93, 344, 600.00 dinars to the municipality of Presevo, 95,590,900.00 dinars to the municipality of Bujanovac and 32, 694,500.00 dinars to the municipality of Medvedja.
The total funds for infrastructure investments in the budget of the Coordination Body for 2014 amount to 246, 602, 000.00 dinars.