In Sarajevo, festive lights were lit on Sunday evening, and the Christmas tree was set near the cathedral. The city is in holiday spirit, and the streets from Carsija to Ilidza are shining. The decoration was made by workers of the Cantonal Public Utility Company (CPUC) ‘Park’ during the previous days, and unfortunately it is the same as we had seen in previous years, because this company does not have enough funds to buy a new one.
As the spokesperson of CPUC ‘Park’ Aldijana Hamza told us, decorating the city streets and squares, regardless of the capital city, is financed only from the Sarajevo Canton Budget. The only novelty is that Alipasina Street will be decorated this year for the first time.
“These are the means that stand out as part of the overall annual decoration, which includes the marking of all international, state and religious holidays, as well as the marking of important dates for Canton Sarajevo (CS), festivals and various events, and is carried out and implemented by the company ‘Park’, with elements which are almost completely producted in the Park workshop. Unfortunately, the decoration does not differ much in comparison with the one used in the previous years, although we in the company ‘Park’, in accordance with the available financial means, repair all these decorative elements during the summer months in our workshop, we change the bad light cables, and according to the similar method, we are making new ones and reconstructing existing ones, “ said Hamza.
The decorative elements were first placed on the cables located between the buildings on the left and right side in the Marshal Tito Street from the Eternal Flame to the BBI Center and in Ferhadija, and after that the installation of decorative elements to the public lighting poles continued at all major crossroads from Ilidza in the direction of the city and vice versa, in the streets of Bulevar Mesa Selimovic, Zmaj od Bosne and Marshal Tito. The central part of Municipality Ilidza, more precisely Rustempasa Street was also decorated.
“Decorative lighting elements were placed on the public lighting poles in Vogosca, Trnovo and Hadzici, in the central parts of these municipalities and in the Stup settlement. After everything is set up, the connection of all elements to the public lighting network will follow. Besides several hundreds of decorative elements installed on cables and poles of public lighting, light cables, or ‘curtains’, several dozens of trees near the main crossroads were also decorated, “ said Hamza.
Alipasina Street is in the holiday spirit this year for the first time, thanks to the Municipality of Centar which, according to Aldijana Hamza, is the only institution in the CS besides the Government of CS, that has participated in decorating of the streets that have not been arranged in this way so far.