KFOR holds a water management workshop
PRISTINA,Kosovo. KFOR organized a two-day workshop bringing
together all civilian and military stakeholders involved in solving the flooding issues
on the Pristina Airport and its close vicinity.
On February 27th , all representatives had a reconnaissance tour around the
combined civilian and military airport. All areas affected by flooding and backwater,
main culverts, channels and other sites of interest were inspected in order to identify
all problematic spots. Moreover, KFOR invited a team of water management experts
belonging to Netherlands Armed Forces in order to provide advise on the potential
way ahead to solve this issue.
On February 28th , all stakeholders gathered in Pristina Airport for a decision making
conference. Brigadier General Patricia M. ANSLOW, KFOR Chief of Staff, opened
the conference and stated that "KFOR is very appreciative of the support from the
Dutch Water Resource experts, the airport management team and the surrounding
municipalities”. "Whether the water resource problem is simple or complex”, she
added "it can only be solved working cooperatively, also looking for opportunities”.
Representatives from Gracanica, Lipijan and Kosovo Polje and of Limak (Pristina
Airport’s Chief of Operation) attended the workshop showing great appreciation for
KFOR’s commitment in the improvement of civilian infrastructure and coordination
with local authorities.
This project can be considered as a direct step forward to the normalization of the
situation in Kosovo. During the conference all parties agreed on the need of a shared
effort for a better functioning of the drainage system in Slatina area.
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