Is the Cista Srbija project an ecological hoax?
Thanks to a Chinese loan, the Serbian State plans to set up treatment plants in more than 250 towns in the country.
Kragujevac is just one of 65 sites included in the Serbian-Chinese project called “Cista Srbija” (Clean Serbia), in addition to Mionica, Obrenovac, Novi Sad, Novi Becej, Kuljevo, Varvarin, Knic and others. Some experts, however, say the project is just a hoax.
As Nova.rs writes, the project (worth 4 billion euros) would end in Serbia with more than ‘250 small Rio Tintos’, i.e. dirty sewage treatment plants, obsolete, energy inefficient and uneconomical, which are therefore harmful to the long-term economy of the state, the population, the environment and human health.
The city of Kragujevac named the Cista Srbija project as “the most important investment for the future of Kragujevac”. Work on the project in Lazarevac began in October last year, and the press release from the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure indicates that 48 million euros have been allocated for this purpose.
According to the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Tomislav Momirovic, the goal in the next five years is for more than 80% of cities in Serbia to have sewage infrastructure and treatment plants, so that waste water, when discharged into waterways, would be clean and citizens would also have drinking water.
According to the Energetski Portal website, the implementation of the project began in Novi Sad on October 9, with the construction of a sewage system in Kisac and Cenej, which will soon make the problem of emptying and emptying of septic tanks for the population of these villages near the capital of Vojvodina.
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