Serbia has a great potential for the development of green technologies, alternative energy sources and sustainable production, the Swedish experts from the Swedish Cleantech platform concluded after their visit to Zrenjanin on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The platform brings together Swedish companies dealing in development, commercialization and export of Swedish green technology, the Swedish embassy said.
– We are already cooperating with Zrenjanin and that is why we are looking for partners here today. The concept of an eco-village offers high-tech solutions for development of rural areas. The aim is not just to build a system, but to also educate village residents. The intention is for villages to have potable water, a waste water system and to use renewable energy sources – said Per-Olof Hallberg, International Relations Manager at the Swedish company Gastrike Atervinnare. He said that they were looking for a municipality in which to develop a pilot-project of an eco-village, which entails involvement by the residents in solving issues together.
– If the pilot-project succeeds, we intent to implement this in other villages as well – he said.
Mladen Prodanovic, coordinator for commerce and promotion at the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade, said that the embassy enabled the connection of Swedish and Serbian companies in the field of sustainable production, both through projects financed the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA) and through connecting for the purpose of development of green technologies.