At the invitation of the Minister of Agriculture, Branislav Nedimovic, a meeting was held in Sremska Mitrovica with the presidents of Srem municipality and their associates regarding irrigation projects in Srem. The representatives of RDA Srem, Public Water Management Company „Vode Vojvodine“ Novi Sad and the Provincial Secretariat for agriculture attended the meeting for Agriculture. The occasion for the meeting is available resources for irrigation from the Abu Dhabi Fund.
Having in mind that the RDA Srem completed the elaboration of the Feasibility Study and the General Srem project for irrigation in 2014 and in the meantime, additional conditions have been worked out and the level of readiness of this regional infrastructure project has increased. The preparation of the Spatial Plan for Srem has been initiated which is in the prosess of adoption by the Assembly of AP Vojvodina. By adopting this Spatial Plan, the Srem region will be classified into the regions of Serbia that are the best prepared in terms of launching irrigation projects.
Director of RDA Srem, Mr. Milan Miric and Infrastructure Manager, Mr. Bora Obradović presented the actual projects that can be launched as candidates for the Abu Dhabi fund. These are subsystems in the territory of the City of Sr. Mitrovica, municipalitiy of Stara Pazova, the municipality of Indjija, as well as the municipalities of Ruma and Pecinci. The first step is to develop the Feasibility Study according to the requirements of the ADF fund, and then the phase of preparation of technical documentation and the acquisition of land where it is necessary to be done. RDA Srem was seen as the main processor of the Study for which a special expert team of collaborators from different institutions will be formed. The total area that would be covered by irrigation at this stage is about 25,000 ha. The preliminary investment value is 65 mil. €.