The main city urbanist, Marko Stojčić, stated for TV Prva that the Great War Island will remain a nature reserve, as it has been so far, and that there will be no urbanization or construction in that area.
He pointed out that the entire project initiated by the Public Utility Company “Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage” refers only to alternative locations from which the city could be supplied with drinking water.
“The Great War Island remains a nature reserve, as it has been so far, and the only thing we will deal with without being outside the scope of this story are certain buildings that were created there in the last few decades. During the previous days, some media presented inaccurate information regarding urbanization and construction on the Great War Island, which will certainly not happen. The position of the City of Belgrade on that issue is very clear, with which certain republican institutions that have competencies in that area agree. There will be no urbanization, just as there are no circumstances under which something would be built there, “Stojčić emphasized.
According to him, the idea of the City of Belgrade, ie “Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage”, is to expand the narrow zone of the water source, ie to expand the positions from which the city would be supplied with drinking water.
“That is how we came to the idea that the Great War Island could be one of those territories, but the most important message is that there will be no urbanization or construction. We have launched a study that will show the possibility of the existence of ecological reni wells that would eventually be placed along the coast of the Great War Island. In that way, we would complete the water supply of Belgrade. There is no concreting or other type of construction, and ecological wells exist in other European and world cities that are very active in terms of environmental protection. “Now we are waiting for a study that will show whether something like that is possible at all on the Great War Island, while in the second phase we will be able to see what the wells will look like and in which positions they will be,” Stojcic added.
He also referred to Makiško polje and added that there would be no threat to the water source.
“What was the topic of the plan, which was adopted at the City Assembly, is not a narrow zone of water protection, that is, it is not a zone used by JKP” Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage “. It is about a completely different side, where the marshalling yard and other facilities built in that area have been located for more than half a century, “said Stojčić.
The main city urbanist pointed out that the mentioned study will show guidelines in the further procedure.
“That study will show what should be done in the expansion of the narrow zone of the water source, that is, the zone where we would have reni wells.” “When that study is completed and we see the results, then decisions will be made regarding further steps,” Stojčić concluded.
Source: City of Belgrade
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