On Friday, February 3, Ambassador Kyle R. Scott will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a humanitarian project which funded the refurbishing of three buildings in New Belgrade to convert them into facilities for persons with disabilities. The New Belgrade Municipality provided the facilities and covered the cost of utilities and electricity. The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) invested in this project approximately $312,000 through its Humanitarian Assistance Program.
Improvements to the facilities included mechanical, architectural and electrical upgrades so the three buildings fully comply with safety and accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities.
The facilities will provide care for more than 100 disabled people in the area and will be managed by the New Belgrade Center for Providing Care to Children, Elderly and Other Individuals with Disabilities. The disabled are among the most vulnerable citizens in Serbia and around the world.
This project demonstrates the U.S. Government’s commitment to working with local municipalities in Serbia to improve the quality of life for their citizens.
Journalists interested in covering the event should be at the Mesna zajednica Stari Aerodrom, Narodnih Heroja Street 42, no later than 10:50 a.m. on Friday, February third.