Minister Knežević said that so far a dozen kms of the mound are finished, and that is only one of 44 projects in Serbia credited by the World Bank.
- The projects are actually funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management. The loan is very favourable with a 10-year grace period and no interest at all, so that we have already started the negotiations with the World Bank to apply for a new 80 million loan, after the expire of this one. - said Knežević to the press reminding that in 2006 he was there too, when hundreds of people were fighting flood.
- Then over twenty villages wee endangered as well as about 150,000 hectares of land and area with the population of over 150,000 people. Today thank to reconstruction we have good protection – said Knežević.