Minister Černač visits the Koroška region: “EU funding of the Just Transition Fund available also to the Mežiška dolina valley.”
In the framework of the Government visit to the Koroška region Zvone Černač, Minister for Development and EU Cohesion Policy, met with the representatives of the Koroška region municipalities, namely the municipality of Vuzenica, Ravne na Koroškem Prevalje, Črna na Koroškem and Mežica. In Mežica Minister Černač and Minister for Economic Development and Technology, Zdravko Počivalšek, opened the access road the Museum Peca Underground. At the end of the regional visit Minister Černač attended the public Government gathering.
After the Government consultation, Minister Černač met with Franjo Golob, Mayor of the municipality of Vuzenica, and his colleagues. The meeting, which took place in Šentjanž pri Dravogradu, focused on various projects, in particular the project Drinking water supply in the Drava river basin – Lot 3. Minister Černač also visited the water reservoir in Vuzenica. In Ravne na Koroškem Minister Černač visited a stand where the application #ostanizdrav was presented. He also met with the representatives of the municipality of Ravne na Koroškem, Prevalje and Črna na Koroškem focusing on the possibility of co-financing the municipal projects with the EU funding available under the 2021-2027 EU Cohesion Policy as well as the funding available under the European Recovery Package.
Minister continued his visit in Mežica where he and Minister for Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek opened the access road to the Museum Peca Underground. Minister Černač and Minister for Public Administration Boštjan Koritnik met with the Mayor of municipality of Mežica Mr Dušan Krebel. They discussed the possibility of co-financing projects with the funding available under the Just Transition Fund which targets regions that are in greatest need of support with regard to green transition. “EU funding under the Just Transition Fund will be available for the relevant projects and programmes also to the Mežiška dolina valley” underlined Minister Černač.
Minister Černač closed his visit to the Koroška region with the final Government meeting in the Mežica sports centre.