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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 20, 1996


               Significant Projects Included in $85 Million
                          "Quick Impact" Package

Food Aid: Began providing emergency food aid totaling 93,000 metric tons to 1.9 million Bosnians. Reopened bakery that will serve Sarajevo, Tuzla, and other cities (over 100,000,000 loaves of bread baked). Provided funds to feed 60,000 elderly citizens in Tuzla and Zenica.

Food Production: Funded supplies to resume agriculture planting, livestock production, and food processing. Will benefit 250,000 people in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenica, and Mostar.

Clothing: Funded project to produce 15,000 winter coats for children in Sarajevo and Gorazde.

Heating: Completed rebuilding 17 of 23 boiler houses in the Sarajevo gas system and replaced 6,000 residence gas connections. Over 120,000 residents benefited.

Water Systems: Repaired water pumps and equipment in Sarajevo, restoring regular water service to 180,000 residents.

Reconstruction: Signed agreement with contractor to begin mass replacement of glass in Sarajevo homes and businesses (over 752,000 square feet in 6 months). Projects on residential building repairs also underway in Sarajevo suburb of Dobrinja and multi-ethnic town of Busovaca.

Hospital Repairs: Completed repairs on hospitals in Sarajevo, including major winterization work, and began repairs on health facilities in two towns.

Road Work: Replaced road signs in Tuzla and set plans for repaving roads in spring.

School Repairs: Began project to renovate elementary schools in Bihac area (e.g., fix pipes, windows, and heating).

Radio Station: Repaired radio station "Kameleon" in Tuzla region. Station operates 24 hours a day and broadcasts VOA, RFE, and local public service programs.

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