Vice-Governor Dowgielewicz on official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 juin 2015

Vice Governor in Bosnia and Herzegovina.jpgPARIS - CEB Vice-Governor for Target Group Countries Mikołaj Dowgielewicz visited Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26-27 May, where he met with the Minister for Human Rights and Refugees Semiha Borovac, the Minister for Refugees and Displaced Persons of Republika Srpska Davor Čordaš, and other senior officials of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Minister Borovac informed the Vice-Governor about progress made in selecting RHP beneficiaries from around 26 000 applications received, and said that the selection process would soon be completed. 170 beneficiary families had been selected for the first sub-project and 650 for the second sub-project. 

Vice-Governor Dowgielewicz expressed his satisfaction with the current cooperation between the CEB and the State and Entity Ministries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, both on the Regional Housing Programme (RHP) and other CEB-funded projects. He said that further efforts were needed at all levels to remove administrative barriers which might slow down project implementation.

Concerning the CEB-funded project for the closure of collective centres (“CEB2”), Minister Borovac said that it was one of the Ministry’s priority projects and one of the main building blocks for the Implementation of Annex VII of the Dayton Peace Agreement. With a total cost of € 104 million, the project would ensure that the majority of collective centres in the country were closed and at least 2 600 families would receive permanent housing solutions.

Vice-Governor Dowgielewicz also held meetings with Bosnia and Herzegovina’ Minister of Finance and Treasury Vjekoslav Bevanda, and Minister of Finance and Treasury Josip Grubeša.

Fondée en 1956, la CEB (Banque de Développement de Conseil de l'Europe) compte 41 États membres, dont 22 pays d'Europe centrale, orientale et du Sud-Est formant les pays cibles de la Banque. En tant qu'instrument majeur de la politique de solidarité en Europe, la Banque finance des projets sociaux en mettant à leur disposition des ressources levées dans des conditions reflétant la qualité de sa notation (Aa1 auprès de Moody's, perspective stable, AA+ auprès de Standard & Poor's, perspective stable et AA+ auprès de Fitch Ratings, perspective stable). Elle accorde des prêts à ses États membres, à des établissements financiers et à des autorités locales pour le financement de projets dans le secteur social, conformément à son Statut.

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