Bosnia and Herzegovina: Two million for housing for Roma
Sarajevo, Nov 22, 2009 - Minister for Human Rights and Refugees Safet Halilovic and Dr. Ambassador of Sweden to BiH Bosse Hedberg will sign tomorrow an agreement in Sarajevo on the support of the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA) project of housing for Roma in BiH.
The planned funding for the housing of Roma in BiH amounts to 2,175,800 KM.
On the basis of public calls for the collection of proposals for solving the problems of Roma in the field of housing selected by the five municipalities in the Federation and three in the RS and Brcko District
Since a lot of other projects that meet the prescribed criteria, and could not be funded due to lack of funds, Sida decided to finance other projects that meet the criteria, the amount of SEK 10,500,000, or 2,015.000 KM.
In this way it will be possible to finance additional projects, CARITAS, a city of Banja Luka, the remaining required amount of key municipalities, municipalities Kladanj, Vitez, Travnik and Bihac.
Final decisions on funding these projects will bring the Commission to select projects, the location of the proposed visit of Roma in these projects.
After the signing ceremony of the agreement will be announced the beginning of the process of recording and establishing a database on Roma in BiH.