Vol. 1, No. 157, 11 November 1997
SLOVAKIA WANTS HUNGARY TO BUILD SECOND DANUBE DAM.
Slovak Agricultural Minister Peter Baco said in Budapest on 10
November that if Hungary does not build a second dam at
Nagymaros, Slovakia will unable to ensure peak performance of the
Gabcikovo hydropower plant, Hungarian media reported. Following
bilateral talks on the implementation of the Hague International
Court of Justice's ruling on the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros project, Janos
Nemcsok, the head of the Hungarian delegation, rejected the Slovak
demand that Hungary build a second dam. He said Budapest his
country will provide three alternatives to the Slovak proposal within
two weeks. The two sides have six months to agree on how to
implement the Hague court's verdict. MSZ
TURKEY HELPS RESTORE MOSTAR BRIDGE. Turkish and Bosnian
officials signed an agreement in Ankara on 10 November whereby
Turkey pledged $1 million to help reconstruct the Mostar bridge over
the Neretva River. Hungarian engineers have begun rebuilding the
four-centuries-old structure and have found large pieces of the
original bridge still intact on the riverbed. The UNESCO-registered
bridge was a symbol of the multiethnic character of Bosnia-
Herzegovina until Croatian gunners destroyed it at the end of 1993.
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