Handover Ceremony for the Project for Rehabilitation of Sports Center in Novi Travnik

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On January 27th, in Novi Travnik Municipality which is located in the northwest to Sarajevo, Ambassador of Japan to Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Kazuya Ogawa attended the handover ceremony for “the Project Rehabilitation of Sports Center in Novi Travnik” together with Mayor of Novi Travnik Mr. Refik Lendo.

In 2014, the Government of Japan granted 92,233 Euros (approximately 180,392KM) to Novi Travnik Municipality under the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project scheme, in order for renovation of a basketball court, a tennis court, sanitary facilities and shower rooms, installation of lights and fence and construction of a trim trail in the Sports Center “ORSK”.

Different ethnic groups are still deeply divided in Novi Travnik Municipality after the conflict in 1990’s. The purpose of this project is to reconcile the different ethnic groups through promoting education and facilitating exchanges among them.