Ulcinj – Italian Cooperation of the ministry of foreign affairs and the municipality of Ulcinj yesterday formally have founded the Agency for local development of the most southern municipality.
The expert for the local development Pascal Totaro said that the goal of the agency is to stabilize and favor the process of valorization and promotion of local resources, including all sectors.
– The Agency will provide services to agricultural and tourist sector, it will promote the typical local products, through fairs, mainly in Montenegro, but also abroad, it will organize courses and implement the processes of certification of the qualities for the products of this region – said Totaro on a yesterday’s press conference in the Hotel “Dulcino”.
The mayor of Ulcinj, Gzim Hajdinaga said that the foundation of the agency will allow the local resources to be valorized and with that it will provide a more prosperous future, employment of young people, and a more dynamic and longer season.
I expect that through the work of the agency we will enhance the quality of life in Ulcinj, and that we will able to promote the sustainable development – said Hajdinaga.
The president of the LP Dzaudet Cakuli said that he sees the contribution of the agency in innovation of knowledge and giving help in achieving the strategy of sustainable development of Montenegro and Ulcinj.
– Considering the comparative advantages of Ulcinj in the area of agriculture, I think that that is a new chance for us not to tie ourselves jut for tourism, but also for some other economic branches.
The representative of the ministry of agriculture, Radana Damjanovic, stated that she honestly hopes that the agency will be the “generator of the ideas” and that the resources of Ulcinj will be valorized in the righ manner.
The representative of the ICMFA from Rome, Laura Rotondi has marked that the agency will be of great help for Ulcinj and expressed the expectation that in their activities they will have the support of the local administration.
Gulio Carnevali, the chief of the project “Sustainable rural development in the area of Ulcinj” of which the agency is a part of, thanked the local authorities for the support and expressed the conviction that, just like the project, the agency will have the success in the work.
I expect that through the work of the agency we will improve the quality of life in Ulcinj, and that we will promote the sustainable development –says the mayor Gzim Hajdinaga.