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Belgrade Gate in Petrovaradin in a new light soon

Banca Intesa, the Ministry of Culture and Information, the Fund for Capital Investments of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the City of Novi Sad signed the Protocol on Cooperation which defines the implementation of the restoration project of the Belgrade Gate on the Petrovaradin fortress, one of the three winners in the public tender that Banca Intesa ran within the project of social responsibility ‘’The Place I Love“.

The project of restoration of the Belgrade Gate in Petrovaradin was prepared by the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Novi Sad, the institution under whose protectorate is the entire Petrovaradinska fortress, spatial cultural and historical sites of great importance. Conservation works will commence in spring 2013 and will include rehabilitation of upper zone of the gate, protection from moisture, restoration of façade and inside walls of the gate, reconstruction of the roadway and drainage of storm water from underlying surfaces. Works will be financed by all four signing-parties to the Protocol on Cooperation in total net amount of 35 million dinars, that is the Ministry and Banca Intesa each 10 million dinars, and the City and Province each 7.5 million dinars.

„I am glad that the idea to preserve monuments provided such a positive effect and I hope that this is just the beginning of our joint action and cooperation. We paid attention to the idea to help and support the cultural historical heritage for future generations, as we find it inevitable to invest both in basic activity as in social responsibility. Besides the Belgrade Gate in Petrovaradin, works will be done to mark the site of the National library on Kosančićev venac in Belgrade, and are successfully completed within the reconstruction project of city ramparts in Novi Pazar’’, said Draginja Đurić, CEO Banca Intesa.