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4. December 2019.

Presevo - The reconstruction of the “Zujince” pump station in Presevo, which is funded by Norway with 167,000 euros through the “Norway for You – Serbia” project, will contribute to a more stable water supply for 13,000 users in the southern Serbian municipality. 

The water from five active water-wells at the Zujince spring is pumped into a chlorine tank for treatment and then distributed to the water supply system by a pump station.

The pump station is currently outdated and dysfunctional, while the two existing pumps have low capacity and are not automatically regulated.

Works on the “Norway for You-Serbia” project include the removal of the old pumps, the procurement and installation of three single-degree centrifugal pumps, as well as the installation of new distribution cabinets with the accompanying equipment, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) stated. 

“This project is of great importance for the municipality of Presevo, as it contributes to a more stable water supply for its citizens, as well as for the migrant center. The value of these works is  160,000 euros, while another 7,000 euros have been earmarked for technical supervision. This intervention should be completed by early March 2020, "says Radule Ristovic, the “Norway for You – Serbia” Project Manager.  

The reconstruction of the pump station will be a technical prerequisite for the second phase of the project, which involves the construction of a "booster" pipeline from the pump station "Zujince" to the “Poor Springs” reservoir.  

The “Norway for You – Serbia” project aims to contribute to a balanced socio-economic development in Serbia by increasing employment opportunities, especially for vulnerable and marginalized groups, supporting social cohesion, improving local infrastructure and establishing an e-Government information security framework in Serbia.

The project is funded by the Kingdom of Norway with 6.18 million euros, while field activities are carried out by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

Source: “Tamjug” news agency and Coordination Body