Support to Public Utility Companies and Local Governments in Combating the Pandemic

On behalf of the German Government, GIZ handed over the second part of the protective equipment and disinfectants to eleven selected public utility companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a form of support in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The total value of packages is 50 thousand EUR which will enable public utilities to provide adequate services to citizens and responses to high hygiene standards in the protection of the employees, workplaces, and the public areas. 

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Margret Uebber, stated “More than ever before, municipalities and cities, but also public utility companies, are under pressure to provide adequate services to citizens, while at the same time maintaining high hygiene standards. I am delighted that our countries are working together to provide effective support in this area.”

The set of packages containing disinfectants, masks, gloves, protective suits, visors, and the cities covered in the distribution are Bijeljina, Bihać, Novi Travnik, Gračanica, Cazin, Ugljevik, Tešanj, Žepče, Travnik, Busovača and Jablanica.

This is a regional initiative within the German Development Cooperation and the total value of support to public utility companies in combating COVID-19 pandemic for all six Western Balkans countries amounts to 400,000 euros. The equipment was supplied by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH within the Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Modernization of Municipal Services.