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Sixth session of the Council for development of the East planning region was held

On the 20th of July 2018 the sixth session of the Council for development of the East planning region in the municipality of Berovo was held.

The session was attended by the Minister of Local Self-Government Mr. Suheil Fazliu, the Director of the Regional Development Bureau Mr. Ramiz Rexhepi, the representative of the UNDP in Macedonia, Mrs. Louisa Vinton, as well as representatives from the University "Goce Delchev" in Stip and the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.

The meeting was given consent for the establishment of Interregional Technology Park in the East and Vardar Planning Region. The adoption of this consensus was preceded by a brief presentation by a representative from the University "Goce Delchev" from Stip, who emphasized the most important social benefits of such parks, presented the possible scenarios for the shape of the future park, as well as the steps that follow in the process of its establishment.

The Council of the East Planning Region chose a priority project by which the Center will apply for a grant network to support the UNDP-funded Development Centers for Development, which is intended to improve municipal governance.

At the session, the Programme for capital subsidies for development of the planning regions in the field of agriculture and rural development was presented, ie the projects that were submitted for financing by the Center were presented at the proposal of the municipalities.

The Mayors discussed the Programme for Financial Support of the Rural Development for 2018, and through the consultative approach selected the project proposals that will be submitted for financing.

For the Council

Council for development of the planning regions is formed separately for each region.

Members in Council for development of the East planning region are the Mayors of the Units of local self-government in the region.

The Council is managed by president, who is elected by the Mayors, for a period of 2 years.

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Dragi Nadziski, Mayor of the municipality of Berovo

Vinica Emil Donchev, Mayor of the municipality of Vinica
Delcevo Darko Shehtanski, Mayor of the municipality of Delchevo
Zrnovci Blaze Stankov, Mayor of the municipality of Zrnovci
Karbinci Zoran Minov, Mayor of the municipality of Karbinci
kocani Ratko Dimitrovski, Mayor of the munucipality of Kochani
Kamenica Darko Mitevski, Mayor of the municipality of Makedonska Kamenica
Pehcevo Igor Popovski, Mayor of the municipality of Pehchevo
Probistip Toni Tonevski, Mayor of the municipality of Probishtip
Cesinovo Kostadin Lichkov, Mayor of the municipality of Cheshinovo-Obleshevo
Stip prim. M-r Ilcho Zahariev, Mayor of the municipality of Shtip

The Council for development of the East planning region does the following functions:

  • Organises and coordinates the activities for following and appraising the implementation of the planning documents for regional development;
  • Adopts the Programme for development of the planning region, with previous approval from the National Council for balanced regional development;
  • Adopts the annual action plan for implementation of the Programme for development of the planning region;
  • Establishes a list of project proposals for development of the planning region, annually; планскиот регион; 
  • Delivers proposals to the Bureau for regional development for identification of areas with specific development needs in frame on the planning region, in accordance with criteria with article 7 of this Law;
  • Assures coordination of the activities of the units of local self-government, associations of citizens, governmental agencies and institutions within the region which are working on regional development;
  • Initiates coordination between the units of local self-government and partners from private and civil sector concerning regional development issues;
  • Promotes cross-border cooperation with regions from other countries based on common interest; 
  • Performs other works in the area of regional development established by the Law;
  • Adopts annual report for implementation of the Programme for development of the planning region.