Director of the European Partnership Task Force of U.S. European Command, Brigadier General William Hall, participated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a daycare center for persons with mental and physical disabilities in Pirot. The construction of the daycare center, worth $415,000, was funded by the U.S. Armed Forces European Command, coordinated through the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation and supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The center will provide all facilities necessary to offer daily care for 150 disabled people in Pirot. The city of Pirot made available the land upon which the daycare center was built and processed the construction permits. The municipality also committed to funding utilities, staff and upkeep of the facilities. The disabled are among the most vulnerable of all citizens and the project demonstrates the U.S. Government’s commitment to work together with local municipalities to improve the quality of life for all Serbian citizens, including the disabled.
The senior U.S. representative for the ceremony will be the