B92 Fund, Mineco donate to seminary in Kosovo
The Mineco company and the B92 Fund have provided equipment for the computer lab of the Serbian Orthodox Seminary in Prizren, a town in Kosovo.Source: B92
The donation is worth RSD 1.4 million, and aimed at helping improve the study and work environment of the students.
The theological school, named after Cyril and Methodius, currently has 50 students.
For the purpose of furnishing IT Cabinet, fully equipped PCs were provided, along with classroom desks, chairs, a blackboard and other school inventory, the installation services were covered, as well as the services of testing and adjusting complete PC system and the system of computer network and network infrastructure. The value of the donation is more than RSD 1.4 million. Due to space and reconstruction of the school, IT Cabinet has been used by professors as assembly hall, while schoolchildren are allowed to use PCs during regular teaching lessons.
“Improving local communities is as much important to us as achieving good business results and environmental protection. Given that six months ago we had restored cooperation with the mining complex Trepca from Zvecan, it is natural that we support local community in Kosovo and Metohija”, Bojan Popovic, general manager of Mineco Limited stated, adding that Mineco Group offers support in all communities where it does business, especially when it comes to children and educational institutions.
Cooperation between B92 Fund and Mineco lasts for more than four years, more precisely, since this organization took part in B92 Fund’s campaign “Battle for the Babies“ and provision of incubators for intensive care of the babies in the Institute for Neonatology. This is the fifth donation in a row of the Mineco company via B92 Fund. Mineco had participated in the reconstruction of the flooded kindergarten Children’s Joy in Svilajnac, as well as in the reconstruction of two nurseries in the Republic of Srpska – kindergarten Joy from Samac and Neven from Celinci. In Olovo, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mineco had donated food packages on the occasion of Bajram for more than 100 families of this municipality.
Apart from the company itself, the mines in which Mineco is majority owner are active in all communities. Last year, for example, after the floods in Ljubovija, mine Veliki Majdan had reconstructed 3 km of local road, damaged in floods, while mine Sase had directed humanitarian aid to the two most endangered municipalities and participated in the reconstruction of the regional road Bjelovac – Sase. Lead and zinc mine Rudnik took part in numerous campaigns designed for sports and cultural societies and to children.
British company Mineco Limited is part of Mineco Group, which basic business is trade with non-ferrous metals and ore concentrates, investing into mining and geological researches. Together with its partners, Mineco manages the mines of lead and zinc in Serbia: ’Rudnik’ near Gornji Milanovac and ’Veliki Majdan’ near Ljubovija, as well as ‘Gross’ (Sase) in BiH. More than USD 55 million has been invested so far in mining projects, while additional investments are planned for preparing opening of ceresit mine near Olovo (BiH), lead and zinc mine near Bosilegrad, and other investigating projects. Moreove, starting from 2011, Mineco envisages investment into the field of renewable energy sources in the region of Southeastern Europe, primarily into the projects of constructing mini hydropower plants (MHE). Mineco, individually and with its partners in Serbia employs around 800 people, while there is 1400 Mineco employers in the region.