The opening ceremony of the “Heated Greenhouse Project”, which was carried out by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) in cooperation with the Agricultural Cooperative in Bosnian Tarevci Neighborhood, in order to support agricultural activities and prevent migration in Modrica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was held on 29 June 2021.
The opening ceremony of the greenhouse was attended by TDBB Administrative Board Member and Mayor of Novi Grad Semir Efendic, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, Tarevci Agricultural Cooperative officials and local administrators.
In his speech at the ceremony, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak said, “As TDBB, we work with 31 cities from Bosnia and Herzegovina. We try to do projects outside big cities as much as possible. Considering the importance of the region, as TDBB, we wanted the project to be concluded as soon as possible in order to contribute to employment and to prevent migration. We hope that this project will contribute to people’s employment and lives. We wish you success in your work.”
On the other hand Nahdet Sulejmen, President of Tarevci Agricultural Cooperative, stated that most of the people living in Tarevci were forced to migrate, but the people living here loved Tarevci very much. For this reason, he said that the investments made in Tarevci are very important for them. Sulejmen talked as, “I hope these investments you have made will be beneficial. It is very important for the citizens staying here to have a place to work. Currently, 1000 people are living here. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s young people do not prefer to stay here, as they do everywhere else, because their employment opportunities are limited. We are trying to fight with it. We want our people to stay here; all our effort is for this. Therefore, this greenhouse project is very important to us. Some of the young people here will now be able to work in this cooperative. We will be buying products from this 1100 square meter greenhouse throughout the year. Through casual way of agriculture, we will be able to obtain the product of 10-decares of land from this greenhouse. People who came back here had founded this cooperative in 2004. As a cooperative, we try to both train and employ people. These greenhouses are the first professional greenhouses for us. We had a very small greenhouse before and we learned the business in it, now we will start production in these new ones. Production in these greenhouses will continue throughout the year. On behalf of the people of the district, we thank you both for coming and for your contributions.”
After the speeches, the delegation toured the area where the greenhouses are located, and the program was completed with a photo shoot to commemorate the day and a city tour.