Serbia’s Environment Minister Goran Trivan said on Friday that his ministry will secure funds to co-finance the closure of boiler rooms in public buildings.
“The idea is to shut down boiler rooms in state-owned buildings such as schools, nurseries, health care centres, municipality buildings,” the minister told an annual ministry news conference, adding that 500 million Dinars (1 Euro – 118 Dinars) has been earmarked for the project.
That money will primarily be allocated to shut down boiler rooms in places which the Environmental Protection Agency designates as the most polluted.
He said the closure of a single boiler room in a school and connection to a central heating system could cost up to 50 million Dinars.
“We know that 500 million Dinars is not a lot at the level of Serbia but we wanted to help solve this problem,” Trivan said.