On May 16, 2014 (Friday) in the Municipality of Vinica officially started construction activities for reconstruction and conversion of the old "Turkish bath", in important multifunctional culural center. Mayor of Vinica municipality, Mr. Emil Donchev and Head of the Centre for Development of East Planning Region, Mrs. Dragica Zdraveva jointly inaugurated the begining of first construction activities, for which construction company DPTGU "Lady-2" LLC Vinica is engaged .
For this purpose , the Mayor , Mr. Emil Donchev said:
„Today, after completion of the public process for selection of a contractor, we are starting the project for reconstruction and conversion of the building "old Turkish bath", which should grow in the Multicultural Center. We are realizing this project with the Centre for Development of East Planning Region, with funds from the national budget, through the Bureau for regional development, for financing the projects for development of planning regions for 2014. We expect to complete construction activities within 75 days. According to the technical documentation, building a gallery, meeting room, seminars and workshops, two ethno rooms and space for video surveillance of archaeological site Vinica Fortress, is provided.
Head of Centre for Development of Eastern Region, Mrs. Dragica Zdraveva said:
"The annual priority list adopted by the Council for the Development of East planning region, established in 10 ( ten) priority regional projects with total budget of 980.000 €. The center has a quality and sustainable regional projects that can be financed not only through funds from the national budget, but also by European funds. For this year, six of ten proposals are positively evaluated, and according to the available budget approved for funding are two (2) projects: the project for which we are here today and the project "Continuation of construction of sewage collector in municipality Delcevo at the right side of the river Bregalnitsa, service area Dolno bavchi, II stage.
The total project budget for reconstruction and conversion of an old Turkish bath, for construction activities is 3.000.000,00 denars, assets assigned by Ministry for Local Government – Bureau for Regional Development of the Republic of Macedonia.
With this project, the East Planning Region will get multifunctional cultural center, gallery, for promotion of the richness of "differences" and preserving the cultural and historical heritage, and also a great contribution to the development and enrichment of multicultural coexistence and cooperation in East region.