Eight cultural heritage sites in four Western Balkans countries, in which the EU invested 100,000 EUR for rehabilitation, have been completed, it was said at a meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council Task Force on Culture and Society that in Podgorica, Montenegro.
The sites in question are: the Summer Residence of King Aleksandar Karađorđević in Han Pijesak, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Former French Embassy in Cetinje, Montenegro; Suvača in Kikinda and Coal Mine in Senje, Serbia; Zlatko’s Tower, Archaeological Site of Stobi, Aqueduct in Skopje, and Church of St. George in Staro Nagorichane, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, while the works on the Fortress of Gumnishte in Kosovo and St. Mary Monastery in Apollonia, Albania, are in the final phases.
The contribution is part of the European Commission’s 500,000 euro grant for sustaining the rehabilitation of cultural heritage in the Western Balkans. The action is being implemented by the RCC’s Task Force on Culture and Society.
Additional 2.8 million EUR provided by the Commission is expected to be utilized by 2016 for the preservation of three Western Balkans sites – the Franciscan Monastery of Bac in Serbia, Banja Luka Kastel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Apollonia Archaeological Site in Albania.