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Srebrenik school reconstructed with project funds

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June 12, 2015

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More than 600 pupils will have warmer classrooms and savings of more than 50% shall be achieved after the reconstruction of the elementary school in Duboki Potok in the municipality of Srebrenik near Tuzla, Ekapija.ba portal reported. Gromex company was hired for the works within the Green Economic Development project, implemented by the United Nations Development Fund and financed by the Environmental Fund of the Federation of BiH, the Swedish embassy and Tuzla Canton’s Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment.

The central building had its carpentry replaced, the roof and walls got thermal insulation, and the school now also has a new façade. Energy efficiency measures from January to April brought heating and cooling needs down, which shall bring savings of BAM 14,000 (EUR 7,160) and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80 tons per year. The works are worth BAM 201,000, and the ministry provided half the funds. The rest of the project is financed equally by the entity’s fund, the embassy and UNDP, the report said.

The school suffered damage in last year’s floods and headmaster Edis Bajrektarević announced further energy efficiency and water management works, which are to include four auxiliary village schools.

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