Mojkovac, metal mining complex located in the northern part of Montenegro.
Tailing Mine Impoundment (TMI) has been formed in the area between right riverbank of Tara and western side of urban zones of Mojkovac. TMI occupies an area of 19 ha and approximately 2 million m3 of disposed tailing impounded materials. TMI has been designed and constructed through three stages: the first one up to the peak elevation of 801 ASL (above sea level), the second up to 805 ASL, and the third and final stage, up to 807, 5 ASL. TMI construction followed a principle of a complete isolation from the water current, i.e. Tara River. From the beginning to the end of the technological processes in the mine, all of flotation tailings have been impounded into this area.In order to provide the progress in cleaning-up activities at the hot spot location, the proposed intervention is aimed to provide support in the implementation of the Phase I and Phase II of the Technical Design Project "Remediation and Recultivation of the Mojkovac Lead and Zinc Tailings Mine Impoundment" (financed by the Government of Montenegro and various bilateral donors). According to the Technical Design Project the complete clean-up activities are planned to last up to five years, with the estimated amount of USD 10,932,944 needed for remediation and recultivation activities. The implementation started in 2003.
Through the UNDP Country Office Montenegro, the Government of the Netherlands financed part of the works on Phase I and will finance part of activities in Phase II, as well activities which will aim to support capacity building, demonstration activities, information sharing, implementation of pilot projects and Strengthen supply of professional consultancy services.
National Montenegrin Component of the Western Balkans Environmental Programme will deal with the Mojkovac municipality where the Lead and Zinc Mine ‘Brskovo' has been operating from 1976 to 1991. The UNDP intervention in the municipality, as was in principle agreed on the regional level, will include the technical, remediation works in the area of the Tailing Mine Impoundment (TMI) of the ‘Brskovo' mine and capacity building for the local and national stakeholders in the area of the effective environmental management.
Round table organized by UNDP in Mojkovac
Round table organized by UNDP in Mojkovac on March 10th, 2009 gathered together the representatives of the Agency for Public Works, Municipality of Mojkovac, Vodni Zdrovje, UNDP and citizens.
Putting the Wastewater treatment plant in Mojkovac into operation represents the completion of the first phase of works on the project titled "Remediation and Recultivation of the Mojkovac lead and zinc TMI". Construction of this modern facility was in part financed by the Government of Netherlands. The Waste water treatment plant in Mojkovac is a processing facility with most advanced processing technologies in Montenegro and with capacity satisfying the needs of municipality for the next 15 years.
Contract on the second phase of remediation of the Mojkovac Tailings Pond signed in Podgorica
In Podgorica on September 19, 2008 a 3,9 million euros worth contract on the second phase of remediation of the Mojkovac Tailings Pond was signed by the representatives of the Public Works Agency, the Czech company Vodni Zdroje and the UNDP Montenegro. In the presence of the main partner in the country, the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Protection of Montenegro, the contract was signed by Mr. Žarko Živković, Director of the Public Works Agency, Mr. Alexander Avanesov, UNDP Resident Representative to Montenegro and Mr. Tomáš Hájek, Director of the Vodni Zdroje Company which is a works contractor. According to the plan, the second phase of the Mojkovac tailings pond remediation will be completed within 13 months, and the entire remediation project by the end of 2010.