On 10 September 2019, Mrs. Srebrenka Golić, Minister of Physical Planning, Construction and Ecology, made an official visit to Jahorina, where she held a working meeting with the Management Board of OC Jahorina, headed by Director Dejan Ljevnaić and Nedeljko Elek, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Together with the delegation of the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and Ecology, Mr. Bosko Jugovic, Mayor of the Municipality of Pale, and Mr. Dragomir Gagovic, Mayor of Trnovo, in whose territories Olympic Jahorina extends, attended the meeting and also visited the construction locations on the mountain.
Minister for Physical Planning, Construction and Ecology Golić was particularly keen on mountain coaster, currently the largest tourist attraction in this part of Europe, and the fact that the turnover of over 190,000 KM was realized and that OC Jahorina exceeded the number of 27,500 summer rides speaks volumes.
“It is a great pleasure for me to be on Jahorina today and I can only tell the director, management, management structure of OC Jahorina to continue, you will have the support and support of the institutions. Today, we have talked at length about how to develop the infrastructure and how to revive OC Jahorina with a view to the sustainable development of this part, which is not only the area of the municipalities of Trnovo and Pale, the city of East Sarajevo, but of the entire Republika Srpska. OC Jahorina was most learned in the past and with the advent of new management, which organizes life and work on the mountain very successfully. Tourists from the region come in large numbers to Jahorina, which tells us that Jahorina has been living for 365 days and has thus received a new face, and it may be too early to talk about the future plans that director Ljevnaić introduced us to, but the public will soon be informed. However, an essential item for the plans for the future is the much needed OC Jahorina law, which will solve all the problems that OC Jahorina faces from illegal construction to unsolved municipal infrastructure. OC Jahorina is under the jurisdiction of the RS Government and together with the line ministries, the first law on OC Jahorina should be drafted and passed, which will pass a public hearing and be put into practice, as we must not allow this beauty to be devastated because it is the property of the entire Republika Srpska. ” said Mrs. Srebrenka Golić, Minister of Physical Planning, Construction and Ecology.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to host Minister Srebrenka Golić and the mayors of the municipalities of Pale and Trnovo. I am particularly pleased that people from Government and local governments have recognized our work and efforts and are here to participate with us in new projects. Jahorina has been one of the largest construction sites in Republika Srpska for the last three years, following the completion of the first cycle of investments, which included the design of trails and the construction of an artificial snowmaking system. There are currently serious investment projects underway in Jahorina. The more than 30 million KM invested in Jahorina will show the full potential of this mountain. I would also like to point out that with the support and assistance of Milorad Dodik, a member of the Presidency, we are working hard to build the first cabin gondola along which 5 km of new trails have been built and to snow them, ”said OC Jahorina Director, Mr. Dejan Ljevnaić.
The Gondola project and the construction, landscaping and snowing of the associated trails is extremely important for Jahorina. The realization of the gondola project in addition to the comfort that allows to eliminate the crowds of skiers in the winter tourist season, will unburden the central trails on the mountain and it will work in extreme conditions when there are high winds and fog. The gondola will work when other installations cannot, which was one of the basic preconditions for construction and guidance when this investment in Jahorina was planned.
“The replacement of the old ski lift in Poljice is underway with a new lift – the” anchor “of Dopplmayer, which will increase the installation capacity by 4 times. We have also built a catering facility by the lake and I am sure this will be a favorite vacation spot for both skiers and all our guests as it has an amazing view of the lake and is located in the most attractive location on the mountain. One brand new project that will contribute to the safety of the mountain is the illumination of trails, kindergartens and lakes with a total length of 4 km. With the construction of the Olympic Flame on the Poljice track and a spectacular concert by Sasa Matic on November 30, together with all our partners, friends and guests we will celebrate the historic Jahorina Day and officially launch all these projects, ”added Mr. Ljevnaić.
Although the summer season on Jahorina is still ongoing, preparations for the winter are underway. OC Jahorina partner SKI FUN has already started selling 7 day arrangements on Jahorina. The price of 359 EUR includes accommodation, direct flight from Belgrade, airport taxes, transfer and ski pass. Jahorina will surely become the center of events in the region during the winter tourist season thanks to a new, rich offer and interesting events to be presented during the winter.