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Three Serbian Cities Join USAID-backed $22 Mln Regional Programme

Three Serbian Cities Join USAID-backed $22 Mln Regional Programme

BELGRADE (Serbia), December 13 (SeeNews) – Three cities in northern Serbia have signed a memorandum of understanding with the USAID for the implementation of regional projects worth $22 million (16.7 million euro), the local authorities of the city of Zrenjanin said.

The five year-programme will also include the cities of Kikinda and Novi Becej, Zrenjanin's local authorities said on Monday.

The programme is aimed at opening new jobs and speeding up the economic development of the region, Susan Fritz, the head of the USAID mission in Serbia, was quoted as saying.

Municipal officials have recognised a number of opportunities for cooperation under this programme in fields like tourism, agriculture and transport infrastructure.

Zrenjanin, Kikinda and Novi Becej are located in Serbia's autonomous province of Vojvodina.

The USAID is a government agency providing U.S. economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide.

($=0.7590 euro)