OSMANI: THERE ARE NO MAGIC AD HOC SOLUTIONS FOR AERO POLLUTION, ON THE CONTRARY, ONLY WITH LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE AND PLANNED ACTIVITIES RESULTS CAN BE PROVIDED
in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia a donor meeting was held where
the Government's program for reduction of the air pollution was presented at
which the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government in charge of European
Affairs, Bujar Osmani, the Minister of Environment and Physical Planning,
Sadula Duraki and the head of the inter-sectoral group for pollution
management, Jani Makraduli.
Prime Minister Osmani firstly expressed his great gratitude for the interest of
the donors in the country, stressing that today's donor meeting which was
dedicated to the presentation of the government's program for reduction of air
pollution is an excellent opportunity for them, as they directly point out the
places where they can most accurately and most effectively intervene with their
aero pollution is one of the most complex, challenges facing the government,
for which there are no magical ad hoc solutions, but on the contrary, only
through a stable long-term strategy we can deal with this challenge,"
Osmani stressed, pointing out that this is a very expensive process for which
he expects crucial support from the numerous donors for accelerated
implementation of the Government's programe.
Minister of Environment and Physical Planning Sadula Duraku emphasized the
urgency of the challenge, pointing out that in the past decade, several cities
in the country, especially Skopje, Tetovo and Bitola are among the 10 most
polluted cities in the country. Duraku emphasized to the donors that the
Ministry is already working with several donors on several initiatives, and
that it expects the Government's programme to show the initial results in the
next two years, as a basis for building a long-term strategy for dealing fully
with this problem. "The measures for which we are now seeking funds should
ensure a reduction in pollution in large cities up to 50%, which is a real
benchmark to check the success of this programme, as well as the basis for its
upgrading into a long-term strategy," Duraku said.
the conference, the Government's plan was presented by the head of the inter
sectoral working group on pollution management, Jani Makraduli, pointing to the
undertaken measures in the analysis of the causes, as well as the offered
activities for their implementation. " The Success in dealing with this
challenge depends on the wideness of the implementation of the measures, the
intensity, which will, to a large extent, depend on the opportunity to provide
as much funding as possible for this purpose" - added Jani, pointing
precisely to the parts and the activities envisaged in the Government
programme, where donor funds would have the greatest effect.
the donor conference, conclusions were adopted on the coordination of foreign
aid for dealing with air pollution, as well as intensified communication in
order to effectively allocate funds.