Odžak - Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko said in Odžak, northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Monday that the transport corridor 5C would improve development prospects for that region, announcing participation in developing projects designed to protect the area of Odžak from natural disasters such as floods that recently hit the Bosnian Sava River Valley region.
At the end of the first day of his two-day visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Leko met with local officials and representatives of the Croat community with whom he discussed cross-border cooperation and joint projects. - It is very important to mention the transport corridor 5C which will improve development prospects for Bosnia and Herzegovina, notably the area of Odžak, Leko said, mentioning also in that context a bridge over the Sava River in that area.
He said that at the coming meeting of the Danube Initiative he would inquire about what could be done to help the area prevent natural disasters.
Local officials said Leko's visit was the first visit of a senior Croatian official since the 1992-1995 war and that it could prompt Croatia's assistance in preventing the emigration of local Croats. (Hina)