A handed over ceremony of the UNDP project “Landslide Disaster Risk Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in Zvornik Municipality
May 27, 2016
On May 16, 2016, a handover ceremony was held in Zvornik Municipality where a landslide remediation work was completed as a part of the UNDP project “Landslide Disaster Risk Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. Deputy Head of Mission of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Kazumasa Miyazaki, Mayor of City of Zvornik Mr. Zoran Stevanović and Chief of Energy and Environment Sector of UNDP Mr. Sanjin Avdić attended the ceremony.
The Government of Japan, as a part of the Japanese assistance to the flood that occurred in May 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, donated 2.94 million USD to the project. The project provides support to 9 flood-affected local municipalities (Doboj, Gorazde, Maglaj, Srebrenik, Tuzla, Zenica, Zvornik, Zepce and Vogosca) in order to remediate landslides and stabilize lands through specific risk-reduction works, as well as to strengthen their landslide management and monitoring capacities. In Zvornik Municipality, the landslide that directly endangered the whole village of Boškovići that has a population of around 150 people and 43 households has been stabilized.