Republika Srpska auditors have found that sand and gravel from the Drina are being extracted uncontrollably, while institutions are ineffective in protecting watercourses and flood defense. Their findings confirmed the CIN’s investigation on illegal exploitation of the Drina from 2020.
The court in Mostar ruled that the citizens of Jablanica were illegally excluded from the permitting process for the construction of SHPP Zlata on the river Doljanka. Citizens believe that this is what gave rise to revoking the construction permit, while the investors claim that the permit is still valid and that SHPP is operating legally.
Director Nedim Uzunović is suspected of siphoning off money from Bosnalijek through his own offshore companies, which he used to buy shares in this factory or distribute it to his family and associates.
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