Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Siniša Mali and General Director of the company NIS a.d. Novi Sad Kiril Tjurdenjev signed a donation agreement today, according to which the company will provide 60 million euros, intended to support projects of the Government of Serbia in the field of education, social care and health care.
On behalf of the Government of Serbia, Minister of Finance Mali thanked for the donation and expressed his satisfaction that these funds will be used to support projects in areas of great importance for the progress and further development of society.
“We are very grateful to the NIS company for showing social responsibility and for deciding, after excellent business results last year, to donate money for projects that will benefit all citizens of Serbia,” said Siniša Mali, the ministry announced.
He pointed out that all the companies that operate in Serbia are also making a profit here, aware that their role in our overall economic environment is significant, but also that the perception of citizens that the development of our society is important to companies is also important.
“We achieve this by investing in society, in projects like this that our citizens know how to appreciate. This is how the responsibility of a company is expressed, by investing in the community, by participating in efforts to create better conditions for the life and work of the most sensitive categories of our society,” said Mali .
He also stated that, according to the Donation Agreement, which was signed today in the Ministry of Finance, the said funds will be paid by May 30 in dinar equivalents.
The general director of NIS, Kiril Tjurdenjev, said that the company is a leader in socially responsible business, and that they are proud of the fact that the citizens of Serbia have great trust in NIS.
“We have been supporting young talents for years, investing in education, healthcare and social welfare institutions, investing in ecology, sports, culture. Behind us are numerous successfully implemented projects that have improved the lives of our fellow citizens. Now, in cooperation with partners from the Government of Serbia, we are making new a step towards the achievement of a common goal – support for projects that are important for the citizens of Serbia,” Tjurdenjev concluded.