Brnabic pointed out that one of the most important priorities of the government of Serbia is the improvement of the system of financing and investment investments and planning in the sector of environmental protection and the realization of specific projects in this area.
We will invest in the improvement of air quality monitoring, in the replacement of heating boilers by switching to less polluting fuel. We will build new regional centres for waste management and work on closing and rehabilitating about 3,500 illegal landfills in cities and municipalities throughout Serbia, and we will set aside funds to increase the country's afforestation, said Brnabic.
The Prime Minister mentioned that Serbia and the People's Republic of China have intensive cooperation in the field of environmental protection, with huge potential for its further improvement and expansion.
She reminded that a contract was signed with the Chinese company CRBC for the construction of sewerage infrastructure worth €2.73 billion, as well as the construction of infrastructure for the disposal of municipal, solid waste worth €265 million.
The total value of the "Clean Serbia" project is around €3 billion and will be implemented in about seventy municipalities in Serbia. We see this project only as the beginning of cooperation between Serbia and China in the field of environmental protection, she noted.
Brnabic expressed confidence that there is significant room for further cooperation in the field of environmental protection and green transformation to be further deepened, noting that the world today needs a new concept of development that reduces dependence on fossil fuels, separates growth from the use of new resources. and the most vulnerable protected from the consequences of transition.
Eco-civilisation as a concept is an important contribution to all smaller countries, as an idea whose goal is to promote sustainable development through the exchange of knowledge, experiences and practical cooperation with the People's Republic of China and other countries. The cooperation will bring us closer to achieving the goals of sustainable development of the UN by 2030, she said.