Renovation of Bistrik Railway Station Building will cost Two Million BAM

September 14, 2020 9:45 AM

The City of Sarajevo has announced amendments to the public procurement plan – renovation of the Bistrik railway station.

As stated in the document, item 8 is being amended. Conservation, presentation and rehabilitation of the historic building of the Bistrik railway station building in Sarajevo – renovation of the railway station, where it is written that the estimated value of the subject of procurement is changing, and the change amounts to 2 million BAM.

The station on Bistrik was built back in 1906, and it is considerably damaged by the time, and only ruins are left from one part of the building. It was declared as the national monument in 2006, and the Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka noted that several levels of government will be included in the process of its reconstruction, but also that a good communication was achieved with potential donors and partners.

The building of the railway station on Bistrik was constructed after the Austro-Hungarian authorities connected Sarajevo with Slavonski Brod and Budapest by the railroad back in 1882. The need to connect the eastern parts of BiH with Sarajevo appeared then, and military garrisons were stationed along the border with Serbia.

It became one of the symbols of the city on Miljacka River, and it found a special place on postcards of Sarajevo.

This building was also featured in several films about partisans, and the most famous scene is from the movie Walter Defends Sarajevo, which made it famous.

The Bistrik railway station building in Sarajevo was declared a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina by a decision of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments in 2006. The National Monument is subject to protection and rehabilitation measures established by the Law on the Implementation of Decisions of the Commission to Protect National Monuments.

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