Manager of the Public institution Institute for Urbanism, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republic of Srpska Stevan Jovanovic and manager of the Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial planning of Serbia Sasa Milijic on 10th March , 2016 in Banjaluka signed an Agreement on longterm cooperation. Mutual interests in scientific-research work and business were crucial for these two institutions to conclude this Agreement in order to improve business activities and quality of work , with an emphasis on activities and projects that are of special interests for Republic of Srpska and Serbia.
Considering the fact that between Republic of Srpska and Serbia exists an Agreement on Special Parallel Relations, the two Institutes continue to practice their strong cooperation on already started and on future projects also, such is development of river Drina’s area, infrastructural corridors, transborder cooperation, mutual appearances on regional and international projects.
Institutes shall work together on scientific-research activities, on spatial and urban planning, on architecture and construction field, respecting joint interests that are based on principles of solidarity and professional responsibility. They shall also work together on development and protection of water infrastructure, mining, protection and sustainable use of natural and cultural values, sustainable development of tourism, development of transnational and highway infrastructural systems.
“This Agreement provides a continuous education of staff, a consistent and prompt implementation of scientific achievements, development and use of geographic-information systems of our two Institutes. In the future, the exchange of planning documents and results of scientific-research projects should be much easier”, said Stevan Jovanovic, manager of the PI Institute for Urbanism, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republic of Srpska.
Manager of the Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial planning of Serbia Sasa Milijic hopes that the first joint project will be preparation of spatial plan of special purpose for the system of hydropower plants on the river Drina. Regulation on the spatial plan of the special purpose “Drina corridor” is a good foundation for economic development and growth, Sasa Milijic added.
The delegation of the Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial planning of Serbia visited laboratories of the Institute for Urbanism, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republic of Srpska that are partially restored after damages suffered in catastrophic floods during August, 2004.
The Assistant Minister for Spatial planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republic of Srpska Dragan Jevtic attended the signing of the Agreement on long term cooperation between two Institues.