During the past week, we had meetings with Mr. Elvis Ali, Program Director of the EU Delegation for the IPA 2 Cross-Border Cooperation Program between R. North Macedonia and R. Albania, and with representatives of the Ministry of Local Self-Government from RNM and the Ministry of European Affairs from Albania.
The old school building in the village of Brezhani was presented at the meetings, which needs to be reconstructed and adapted into a mountain lodge. This is another activity within the project “New Opportunities for Safe Winter Adventures”, funded by EU and the Ministry of Local Self-Government of RNM, through the IPA 2 Programme. The project manager, Mr. Antonio Dodevski, and the Mayor of Debrca Municipality, Mr. Zoran Nogacheski, presented to the guests the already realized activity: specialized off-road vehicle Dacia Duster for Debrca Municipality with additional rescue equipment in winter conditions. In this municipality, reconstruction of the culverts from the village of Brezani to Ilinska Church is also planned, as well as training for rescue on an accessible, non-technical terrain.
This was followed by a visit to the Operational Center of the Ohrid Red Cross Mountain Rescue Service in Ohrid, where the guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with newly purchased ATVs and specialized rescue equipment in winter conditions.
Once again, we take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the EU Delegation to RNM and to the Ministry of Local Self-Government, as well as the readiness for further cooperation.