Today September 11th 2014. eleven municipalities from Sarajevo surroundings signed contracts with the providers of various waste management equipment under the Swedish Government supported Municipal Programme for solid waste management in BiH which has the value of 952,000 Euros and is aimed at improving waste management in their municipalities.
The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Programme, supported by Sweden, was launched in February 2010. The goal is to improve the quality and availability of solid waste services in selected municipalities, and thereby contribute to integrated solid waste management in the country. The total budget for the programme is 10 Million Euros and the Programme has almost reached the 5th year of its duration.
The municipalities that signed contracts today with the provider are 6 from F BiH, namely Breza, Fojnica, Ilijas, Kiseljak, Kresevo and Vares, and 5 from RS: Istocna Ilidza, Istocno Novo Sarajevo, Istocni Stari Grad, Pale and Trnovo. During 2013 these municipalities participated in a comprehensive capacity building programme and prepared municipal waste management plans to be implemented during the coming years. With Swedish support, more than 16,225 households will have improved waste collection system, and the collected waste will be disposed of at regional sanitary landfills. To accomplish these intentions, the municipalities now signed contracts for supply of waste collection trucks, waste containers and bins.
In total 44 municipalities and 6 regions are engaged in the programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On June 25th 2014 The last workshop for the participants in region 6 was held at Hotel Sarajevo.
Here are the handout notes:
2014-05-22 SEM Retrospect Region 6 Final WS
2014-06-24 SEM bih The Future MB
On 2nd of June 2014 representatives from cantons, entities and national ministries met to discuss waste management.
On the agenda was also a proposal for a regional Waste Treatment Centre for 20 municipalities in, and around, Sarajevo.
Handout notes from the discussion:
Vlasic june 2014 Djordje
Establishing of a regional waste treatment center bih
2014-03-16 updated Regional center for waste treatment BiH languages
2014-03-16 Updated Plan for WM in wider Sarajevo eng
The invitation for bids for Region 6 is divided in 2:
one for RS (Istocno Novo Sarajevo, Istocni Stari Grad, Istocna Ilidza, Trnovo, and Pale) and
one for FBiH (Breza, Fojnica, Kiseljak, Kreševo, Ilijaš and Vareš)
Click here to read the entire invitations:
Invitation for Bids SIDA waste equipment G1 (RS)
Invitation for Bids SIDA waste equipment G2 (FBIH)
2014-06-03 amendment to IFB
Wednesday the 28th of May representatives from the municipalities met with representatives from canton and entities to discuss: legal issues, communication between the different levels, and responsibilities.
Handout notes in local language:
Mikael: Few Words about Planning
Jasna: Radionica o pravnim i institucionalnim aspektima upravljanja komunalnim otpadom u Bosni i Hercegovini
Djordje: Pravni okvir polozaj opstine
During our trip around BiH to visit our partner municipalities, we got involved in a TV programme.
On Thursday the 3th of April 2014 the Municipal Programme for waste management in BiH passed an important milestone.
The nationwide public awareness campaign is completed and the 2 companies responsible, presented the results at an event at hotel Termag on Jahorina mountain.
Furthermore, 11 mayors signed contracts with the Swedish Government on donation of equipment to improve the waste management service in their Municipalities.
In total 44 municipalities – more than 30% of the municipalities in BiH have participated in the the SIDA funded programme.
To all our Partners in the Municipalities, Public Institutions, and Ministries;
To the Employees at the Swedish Embassy, SIDA and other Donor Organisations,
To Service and Equipment Providers, as well as Visitors at our Workshops and at our Office, etc.
Thank you for your cooperation in 2013, We wish everyone a bright and happy New Year.
Gunnar Linder, Mikael Boldt,
The Office is closed from 20th December 2013 until 7th January 2014