Sustainable Development Leader Recognition
The Company Miteco successfully presented itself as one of the partners of the CEDEF Convention in Sremska Mitrovica and offered solutions to some of the burning problems.
At the First Convention held in Sremska Mitrovica, municipalities that have achieved extraordinary results in developing and implementing renewable energy resources, energy efficiency, and waste and wastewater management were awarded the Sustainable Development Leader Recognition. The Recognition was presented to the following municipalities: Kula, Ruma, Sremska Mitrovica, Novi Sad, Vrbas, Sombor, Šabac, Srbobran and Sremski Karlovci.
"The Program Sustainable Development Leader acknowledges the extraordinary dedication of the leaders of cities and municipalities in solving these problems with the implementation of new forms of financing, the latest technological developments and existing local and global experiences. In tackling new challenges, true leaders find new solutions, new investments, funding and partnerships, the partnership between the public and private sector being the key success factor world-wide for achieving sustainable development. "This is why we have brought together in one place the best companies that can provide additional assistance", pointed out Jovanka Arsić-Karišić, Chairman of the Board, CEDEF.
Miodrag Poledica, State Secretary with the Ministry of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure, said that this Convention is an excellent opportunity for voicing the needs of all the interested parties – local self-governments, partner companies and financiers. "We should take advantage of the fact that together in one place we have representatives of as many as 27 municipalities and 162 projects in the domain of energy efficiency and implementation of renewable energy resources. We should ensure the best possible communication and accomplish the realization of these project in order to ensure sustainable development of our local self-governments and the whole of Serbia", said Poledica. The participants were also addressed by representatives of the patron institutions of the Convention - Ratko Filipović, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vojvodina, and Branislav Nedimović, the mayor of Sremska Mitrovica.
The Company Miteco, as one of ten CEDEF partners, successfully presented itself to the participants and guests of the Convention and offered solutions to some of the burning problems of local self-governments in this region.
Milorad Božić, Acting General Manager of the company Miteco, emphasized that such gatherings are of great significance in view of the fact that Miteco has many years of experience in working with different industries.
"To all of them we can offer our services of permanent disposal of industrial and hazardous waste, recovery of historical contamination, decontamination and recycling of electrical appliances and permanent disposal of PCB-containing appliances and equipment by applying the latest methods and guaranteeing quality.
Focus of the company Miteco in 2015 will be the removal of "historical" contamination. Many companies have gone out of business, they are not operating because they have been in the restructuring process for a long time. It is precisely these companies that very often have enormous quantities of waste that is presents a threat to the environment. Miteco, as a brand, has wide recognition on the market for this type of activity. The state is under obligation to remove the waste from companies that are in the restructuring process, and this is also required by new investors who will not be involved with any property without a contamination status analysis. I believe that there is finally good will to solve this problem permanently.'', Mr. Božić pointed out once again on this occasion.
During only 90 minutes, this event witnessed as many as 120 simultaneous direct meetings between representatives of municipalities and advanced technology holders, making this gathering one of its kind in the region. By the end of the year, CEDEF will organize 4 more gatherings of this kind, whereby all municipalities will be included in the Sustainable Development Leaders Program. The next conventions are scheduled to take place in Kruševac, Čačak, Zrenjanin and Belgrade.