On 21st July, 2016, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in the Republic of Macedonia HE Sybille Suter Tejada visit the East Planning Region – Bregalnica region, which visited some of the projects implemented within the program for nature conservation in Macedonia and held several working meetings including: the head of the Centre for Development of East Planning Region Mrs. Dragica Zdraveva, the President of the Council for development of East Planning Region and Mayor of Kocani Mr. Ratko Dimitrovski, and the mayor of the municipality of Zrnovci Mr. Blaze Stankov.
Visited was a pilot project for sustainable production of rice, which is realized within the PPP on an experimental plot of rice producer Jordanco Levkov in municipality Cesinovo-Oblesevo, were presented expectations in terms of reducing the consumption of water by using drip irrigation and reduced use of the chemicals in the production of rice. Also, Ambassador Tejada had the opportunity to visit the teaching apiary at the dam town Kocani and to get acquainted with the preliminary results of the activities to support young beekeepers.
In addition, during the visit of Kocani by President Dimitrov presented the results of other projects implemented in the region and Kocani with the support of the Swiss Confederation: Draft Spatial Plan for EPR, study and strategy for tourism development in EPR, analysis of biodiversity EPR, Editing Falls dam Gratce, energy efficiency kindergarten Pavlina Veljanova branch 4, Building wastewater treatment plant effluent in Kocani, trail klukajdrvcheto of Ponikva, Rehabilitation of damages from floods on Orizarska River, Tourist info center Ponikva and more.
Within the working trip to the region, the ambassador visited Zrnovci, where the mayor Stankov presented the results of the projects implemented by the municipality of Zrnovci and associations Javor and Movement for Sustainable Development: Protecting and promoting group sycamore trees in s.Mororodvis – declared a natural rarity, preservation of agro biodiversity in Zrnovci.
Еstablishment of a resource center for education intended for students and farmers in the municipality regulation Zrnovska River in s.Morodvis, Edit archaeological site in s.Morodvis, Energy efficiency of the municipal building in Zrnovci and others.
The Ambassador Tejada expressed satisfaction with the implementation of the activities of the Programme in Bregalnica region and wished further success in the implementation of program activities.