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As part of the project “Enjoy Sarajevo-Romania Region” the promotion of the first tourist balloon was held today at the sports and recreation center Brus-Trebević.

The balloon as well as all established tourist facilities within the project were presented. Visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the scene of the take-off of the first balloon in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is a unique tourist attraction.

“This is a great day for the tourism of East Sarajevo because the hot air balloon on Brus is the first in this region,” said Igor Tošić, Director of the Tourist Organization of Jahorina. “We are sure that the new offers will increase the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in our city, which is the ultimate goal.” Director Tošic thanked the donors European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany who are financing this project.

This activity is one of many that are planned within the project “Enjoy Sarajevo-Romania region”, which is jointly implemented by the Tourist Organization of Jahorina, the City Development Agency of East Sarajevo (RAIS), the Chamber of Commerce of Republika Srpska (PKRS) and the company „Stanisic d.o.o. Pale“. The project will be implemented for 18 months, and its total value is 258,000 EUR, out of which the European Union has allocated over 200,000 EUR in grants.

“We have a chance to develop the tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina into the most important sector,” said the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Staša Košarac. He thanked all tourism workers who managed to create new tourism offers in the recent difficult times, and the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany for this significant donation that will improve tourism. “I hope that there will be more projects like these in the whole country.”

EU4Business is the European Union’s project aiming to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capacity for economic growth and employment by fostering competitiveness and innovation in selected sectors. EU4Business is worth EUR 16.1, out of which 15 million is funded by the European Union and the EUR 1.1 million is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany. The project is jointly implemented by GIZ, UNDP, and ILO, from April 2018 to March 2022. EU4Business is part of the Local Self-Government and Economic Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina supported by the German Government. For more information, please visit:

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