RARIS – Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia

Founders of RARIS:

  • Municipalities of Majdanpek, Kladovo, Bor, Knjaževac, Boljevac, Negotin and Sokobanja, the City of Zaječar,
  • Regional Chamber of Commerce Zaječar,
  • Strabag d.o.o.,
  • NGO “The Timok Club”,
  • Faculty of Management Zaječar

Objective of RARIS is to support development initiatives based on institutional networking and partnerships aiming at sustainable development of Eastern Serbia.

Regional Centre for Municipal Waste Management „Halovo“

For the purpose of protection of lives and health of people, preservation of natural living conditions for flora and fauna, prevention of pollution of surface and groundwaters, soil and air, as well as the greenhouse effect, the City of Zaječar and the municipalities of Majdanpek, Negotin, Kladovo, Bor, Knjaževac and Boljevac have agreeed on joint municipal waste management organization.

On December 15th, 2014, a Joint Municipal Waste Management Agreement was concluded between the beneficiaries of the Project, the City of Zaječar and the municipalities of Majdanpek, Negotin, Kladovo, Bor, Knjaževac and Boljevac.

Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia - RARIS manages the Project implementation, and performs clerical duties for the Coordination Committee in cooperation with the competent services of the signatories of the Agreement and the relevant ministries.

The ultimate goal of the Project is a construction of a Regional Centre for Municipal Waste Management for the purposes of the signatories.

In this way, the beneficiaries of the project want to achieve the following objectives:

  • minimization/reduction of waste produced, reduction of resources consumption and minimization of harmful characteristics of waste,
  • increased utilization of waste, or reuse of products for the same or other purposes, recycling, and waste treatment to obtain raw materials for production, composting organic waste, use of waste as a fuel for thermal energy generation, etc,
  • treatment of the municipal waste in accordance with the law and regulations,
  • • achievement of other objectives set in the National Waste Management Strategy.

Implementation of the Project is done in close cooperation with the Ministry responsible for the environment.

More information on the activities already performed can be found here.