Paraćin, 13 April 2023

With EU support Paraćin will have a new children's playground and renovated central part of the municipality

With the support of the European Union (EU) through the EU PRO Plus programme, which is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of European Integration, in Paraćin the works on the construction of an amphitheatre and a children's playground are underway in order to ensure the conditions for improving the cultural offer by arranging the central part of the municipality, while its connection with the Crnica river bank will facilitate urban mobility.

The works on the development of public areas, financed by the EU with 170,000 Euros, along with the construction of the aforementioned amphitheatre and playground with a recycled rubber surface, also includes the installation of smart benches, free internet, and containers with waste categorization.

"This project is part of a wider activity that the municipality of Paraćin has been implementing in phases in order to improve urban mobility and the quality of life of citizens, while the cultural offer will be significantly improved. Namely, the newly renovated area with the amphitheatre will enable outdoor events in accordance with the culture programme and the culture development plan that will be developed within this project," said Vladimir Milićević, Mayor of the municipality of Paraćin, which is participating in the implementation of the project with 56,500 Euros. As he added, an action plan "Pedestrians are a priority" will be also developed during the project.

The works, which will last 90 days, are being carried out by a consortium of companies headed by "Putotehna" from Paraćin, which was selected in the public procurement procedure conducted by the municipality of Paraćin.

The project in Paraćin is among the local infrastructure projects in the regions of Šumadija and Western Serbia and Southern and Eastern Serbia that the EU supports through the EU PRO Plus programme with close to six million Euros in order to improve the quality of life of people through the  renovation and reconstruction of educational, health and social care institutions, sports and cultural facilities, and improvement of communal infrastructure and public administration buildings.