"We are grateful for the Kuwaiti gesture and generous support and its financing of the overhaul and expansion of the water relay station and network in Novi Pazar in the Sanjak region," said the city's mayor Meho Mahmutovic in remarks here Thursday, upon the inauguration of the revamped facility.
The mayor of Novi Pazar, which lies within a region with a Muslim majority, said the population had suffered from poor water supply and service for many years, and the Kuwaiti contribution and revamp of the network is sure to have a great positive impact on the people's lives.
Representing the State of Kuwait at the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Yousef Abdelsamad for his part said, "Kuwait spares no effort to lend a helping hand to contribute to all projects that would alleviate the suffering and improve the living conditions of friendly peoples." In an address at the ceremony, which attracted much local media attention, the ambassador noted that the State of Kuwait and specifically its representatives in Belgrade realized the importance of this project to the local population, and therefore decided it was prudent to extend financial support of USD 0.5 million towards its completion.
Novi Pazar is a city located in southwest Serbia, in the Raska District. It is the cultural center of Bosniaks in Serbia and the historical region of Sandzak, a former Ottoman administrative district.
The Kuwaiti financing was specifically pumped into a booster station for water supply