Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy, Zorana Mihajlovic signed a contract on the construction of a new biomass heating plant in Majdanpek, signalling that the Government will continue to invest in the district heating sector in Serbia and that the goal is for all cities and municipalities to use renewable sources for heat and electricity.
“Together with the German Government and the German Development Bank KfW, we have already completed two heating plants, in Mali Zvornik and Priboj and I believe that people in those cities that now have 24-hour heating and where sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide emissions are eliminated, feel means heating in a different, greener way,” she said. “Together, we have started work on the construction of a new biomass heating plant in Novi Pazar and from the next heating season, from October, citizens will also receive thermal energy in that city in a more efficient and healthy way.”
The tender is planned to start in July, the beginning of work in March 2023, so that the heating plant will be ready for the heating season in October next year.
“By realising this contract, we will provide stable and safe heating in the coming years and decades,” commented Dragan Popovic, Mayor of Majdanpek.
Overall, the total value of all projects that are being implemented together with Germany is 1.4 billion euros.