The Cooperation Protocol for the construction of the bridge which will connect Doboj and Doboj Istok cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina was signed in the headquarters of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB).
The signature ceremony of “Doboj Bridge of Friendship” was attended by Mayor of Sarajevo Novigrad and TDBB Administrative Board Member Semir Efendiç, Mayor of Doboj Istok Kemal Bretiç, Deputy Mayor of Doboj city Milos Buhevloviç, President of TDBB İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu and TDBB Executive Board Members Burhanettin Kocamaz, Yücel Çelikbilek, Lokman Çağırıcı, Mustafa Ak and Uğur İbrahim Altay.
During the signature ceremony, Mayor of Sarajevo Novigrad and TDBB Administrative Board Member Semir Efendiç said that to be constructed bridge won’t be an ordinary bridge; it will connect Serbians and Bosnians and is really important for both municipalities. He added, “When we are asked in the meetings in Bosnia and Herzegovina whether we have any concrete projects made on site with TDBB, we tell them about this bridge Project and how this bridge has an important function. Both municipalities which will be connected after this bridge are TDBB member municipalities. I thank TDBB, Doboj and Doboj Istok Municipalities for their cooperation.”
On the other hand Mayor of Doboj Istok said, “I want to thank TDBB on behalf of Doboj and Doboj Istok Municipalities for their cooperation. As Mayor Efendiç stated, this bridge is different from others. This bridge will be materially and morally important. Lately Doboj and Doboj Istok Municipalities have important projects in common. This bridge has an important place for a stronger Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
Afterwards President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu spoke as “As TDBB, we will construct this bridge. I wish this cooperation protocol and bridge will be beneficial for both parties. I wish this bridge will soon connect the people of both regions and become a bridge of friendship that will connect the hearts too.”
After the speeches, with the cooperation protocol signed by Mayor of Doboj Istok Kemal Bretiç, Deputy Mayor of Doboj Milos Buhevloviç and President of TDBB İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, the bridge which was present between Doboj and Doboj Istok cities in Bosnia Herzegovina and which was destroyed during the war will be re-built with the contribution of TDBB and TDBB Member Municipalities. Predicted to be cost as approximately 500.000 Euros, the Project is important to be a bridge of friendship between Serbian and Bosnian populations living Bosnia and Herzegovina.