Following the keys handover for 17 houses in Krupanj last week, dedicated to families that have lost their homes to the unprecedented floods in May, Mr. Tomislav Nikolic, the President of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian Prime Minister Vucic opened the doors to another 14 new homes today, for flood affected families in Obrenovac.
Besides President Nikolic and the Prime Minister Vucic, Obrenovac citizens and the inhabitants of the newly built houses were also greeted by H.E. Jusef Ahmad Abdulsamad,Ambassador of Kuwait to Serbia, Ms. Steliana Nedera, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP, H.E. Hamad Alawadi, Charge d'affaires of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mr. Sinisa Mali, Mayor of Belgrade, Mr. Miroslav Cuckovic, the Mayor of Obrenovac and Mr. Marko Blagojević, the director of the Government's Office for reconstruction and floods relief.
The UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Serbia, Ms. Steliana Nedera said that this organization is privileged to be a trusted partner of the Government and people in Serbia, and that quality and speed are and will remain the imperative in their work. “The biggest award for UNDP is to see families smiling while entering their new homes”. We will continue to support Serbia in its recovery efforts, as UNDP is now starting to build 19 torrential barriers across Serbia in order to make communities and people more resilient to possible future floods”.
These 35 houses have been built within a project dedicated to supporting the overall flood-relief efforts in Serbia. All activities are being implemented by UNDP and the Government’s Office for reconstruction and floods recovery, while financed by United Arab Emirates.