February 11, 2021

Impact assessment of the planned fishing port on Cape Đeran - socio-economic questionnaire

Within the MIDAS 2 project of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) activities are underway for a new fishing port on Cape Đeran - Velika plaža. The activities are carried out in cooperation with the municipality of Ulcinj.

Based on a detailed examination of the conditions on the site as well as on the basis of applicable regulations, spatial planning documents and other available information, through ongoing activities will be proposed conceptual design of the fishing port and impact assessment in accordance with Montenegrin regulations and procedures of the World Bank (financing MIDAS 2 project). The capacity of the port currently under consideration is up to 60 fishing vessels up to 15 meters long.

Consultation and involvement of interested individuals and organizations are an integral part of the impact assessment. The public will be regularly informed about the manner and form of consultations during the ESIA process.

You can now give your opinion about the project and its possible impacts on social and economic conditions in the local community and the municipality of Ulcinj by filling out a questionnaire (link below).

Please, send the completed questionnaire to the e-mail address: [email protected], no later than March 5, 2021.

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July 2018

Beginning of the implementation of the Second Institutional Development and Agriculture Strengthening Project (MIDAS 2) 

Second Institutional Development and Agriculture Strengthening Project (MIDAS 2) got the approval of the Board of the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development on January 30, 2018.

Loan Agreement between Government of MONTENEGRO and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development IBRD (World Bank) had been signed on March 08, 2018, (8820-ME). 

The Project had been declare effective on June 05, 2018, and joint opening of the Project, together with the representatives of the WB and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) was on July 11, 2018, in Kolašin.

The development objective of Second Institutional Development and Agricultural Strengthening Project for Montenegro is to improve the competitiveness of agriculture and fisheries in Montenegro through enhanced delivery of government support in alignment with EU accession requirements. 

This project has four components, of which three are implementation components and the fourth is Project management  as follows. 
1) The first component, Strengthening Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) agriculture, rural development and fisheries program, aims to (a) increase and diversify income generation opportunities for productive units, contribute to the creation of jobs, as well as improve resilience of productive units for adaptation to climatic pressures, and (b) support Montenegro for meeting Chapter 11 closing benchmarks. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Increasing and diversifying income opportunities through grants for agriculture, rural development and fisheries; and (ii) Strengthening the MARD toward fulfilling EU accession requirements. 
2) The second component, Support for the Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Services, aims to develop capacity for food safety, veterinary and phytosanitary services as part of the creation of an integrated food quality system which is consistent with European Union (EU) requirements. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Safe management of animal by-products; (ii) Strengthening the diagnostic capacity of the phytosanitary laboratory; and (iii) Support to inspection services. 
3) The third component, Modernisation of the Fisheries Sector, aims to finance public sector investment aimed at achieving two objectives: (i) enhancing the productive capacity of the sector with investments in basic infrastructure and equipment that will provide fishermen with regulated safe, and sanitary landing facilities and access to port, and (ii) strengthening the institutional capacity to apply the CFP upon EU.

The value of the Project is 30 mil EUR and it is planned for the Project to last from June 2018 to June 2023.