The Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Srđan Verbić, issued contracts on 9 July to contractors for the construction, expansion and reconstruction of 51 schools in Serbia, as part of the Program of Modernization of Schools in Serbia.
Speaking at a press conference at the Government of Serbia, Verbić noted the works will be completed by the start of the school year, and at the latest by the end of this calendar year, costing 7.6 million euros from the European Investment Bank (EIB) credit.
According to him, schools will receive new isolation, reconstructed roofs, sanitary piping, joinery, physical education halls, and the most important, children will have better conditions for work.
The reconstruction of another 150 schools is planned for the end of 2016, with the total credit value by EIB for this purpose amounting to 50 million euros, elaborated the Minister.
He noted that local self-governments have an obligation to enable location licences and infrastructural connections, noting that within this project new school buildings have been constructed in Novi Pazar, Novi Sad, Aleksandrovac, and other municipalities across the country.