Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning

21 September 2016 - Minister Kuščević participated in international energy efficiency conference 'Improvement of energy efficiency in construction industry as a generator of economic development'

Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević and associates participated yesterday in the international energy efficiency conference 'Improvement of energy efficiency in construction industry as a generator of economic development' taking place in Banja Luka on 20 and 21 September.

 

The conference was organised by the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction and Ecology of the Republic of Srpska, in cooperation with the German Organisation for International Cooperation 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ', the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of the Republic of Srpska.

At the conference Minister Kuščević presented the results and directions of further energy efficiency development in the Republic of Croatia. 'Croatia is a country that with its achievements in energy efficiency is leading even among European countries' – Minister said.

During his visit Minister Kuščević held a number of bilateral meetings, among others with Vice President of the Republic of Srpska Josip Jerković, Minister of Spatial Planning, Construction and Ecology of the Republic of Srpska Srebrenka Golić, and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Zorana Mihajlović, during which the continuation of cooperation in the field of energy efficiency was discussed.

 

Minister Kuščević concluded his visit to Banja Luka by visiting the Archdiocese of Banja Luka, where with Msgr Franjo Komarica he discussed the position of Croats in the Republic of Srpska.

'Croats in the Republic of Srpska need the assistance of the Republic of Croatia, which shall in bilateral relations insist on the addressing of essential problems of Croat returnees to displaced areas' Minister Kuščević said and added 'Joining the European family is the best way for Bosnia and Herzegovina to ensure a more equal position of all peoples and economic progress.'

 

 
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