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A NEW FLEET OF VEHICLES FOR THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
| Banja Luka
| Tuesday, 29/10/2019
The Republic of Srpska Minister of the Interior, Mr. Dragan Lukač, together with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska, Mr. Radovan Višković, and the Republic of Srpska President, Ms. Željka Cvijanović, attended the ceremony of presenting 100 new vehicles of the Ministry. He assessed this procurement as another step towards improving the security in the Republic of Srpska.
‘’The Republic of Srpska Government continues to invest into security through the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior in order to work quickly and efficiently. We will continue with these investments also in future’’, Minister Lukač said.
Minister Lukač said that the total value of these vehicles was 5.7 million BAM and emphasized that they were procured through operating leasing.
‘’A large number of vehicles within this Ministry, approximately 30% of them, are over 15 years old. We spend a lot of money on maintaining and servicing these weapons. Now, we are getting a new maintenance system of high quality, which is already used by surrounding countries’’, Minister Lukač concluded.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Radovan Višković, said that a hundred new vehicles would be distributed across the Republic of Srpska, and that, by the procurement of these vehicles, the Ministry of the Interior became more operative and capable to protect citizens of the Republic of Srpska.
He explained that the decision to purchase vehicles through operating leasing, rather than financial leasing, was more favorable to the Government.
‘’In addition to operating leasing, one also has Casco insured vehicles, tire sets, and regular maintenance over the next four years. We have decided for this option and will continue to do so in future’’, Prime Minister Višković said.
Today, in Zalužani, Banja Luka, the Republic of Srpska President, Ms. Željka Cvijanović, emphasized the importance of continuous work of the Republic of Srpska Government on improving and equipping Ministry of the Interior, which was confirmed by the procurement of 100 new vehicles.
‘’ In addition to police facilities, training centers, and procurement of weapons and uniforms, it is important that our police have an adequate fleet of vehicles. The vehicles will be distributed to police administrations in the Republic of Srpska", President Cvijanović said.
She noted that the MoI had obtained 300 vehicles in the past few years.
"Even then, the Government has decided to continuously invest in police resources. Although many have tried to lower the importance of the Republic of Srpska MoI, public opinion questionnaires have shown that our citizens have full confidence in this institution, “President Cvijanović said.
According to her, the Republic of Srpska Police were ready to protect the constitutional order and security of the citizens of Srpska.
"Therefore, it is the responsibility of the institutions to create adequate conditions for the abovementioned. The best way for the Republic of Srpska MoI to repay its citizens is to do its job and that we all have the same mission,” President Cvijanović concluded.