The Minister of Local Self-Government Suhejl Fazliu has opened the Urban Dialogue Conference, organized by the World Bank.

The aim of this Regional Conference is to share the practices and findings of the independent assessment of municipalities as part of the World Bank's Urban Partnership Program (UNDP).

On the opening of the conference spoke Linda Van Geder, regional director of the World Bank for the Western Balkans, and Gabriele Janezic, deputy head of the mission, spoke at the opening.

The decentralization of the government, especially in the process of managing with the construction land, has created opportunities for local authorities to improve the efficiency of investing in the territory of the municipality, said the Minister of Local Self-Government Suhejl Fazliu.

On the event were present mayors, more than 100 representatives from the municipal administration, including and finance departments, local economic development, urban planning, as well as non-governmental organizations from seven Southeast European countries, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

At the conference, the representatives from the municipalities of Bania Luka, Rijeka, Kisela Voda, Novi Sad, Strumica, Girokastra, Belgrade, Zenica, Pregrada, Zapresic, among other things, had the opportunity to exchange experiences with their colleagues from the region and beyond, in order to improve management and planning at the local level.