Banská Bystrica invests in its fountains

OVER the next two years, Banská Bystrica city council will invest €558,000 in the reconstruction and alteration of its three main fountains. The fountains are among the city’s dominant features and the mayor, Ivan Saktor, does not intend to skimp on the investment, although some citizens have said they consider it to be excessive, the Sme daily wrote.

OVER the next two years, Banská Bystrica city council will invest €558,000 in the reconstruction and alteration of its three main fountains. The fountains are among the city’s dominant features and the mayor, Ivan Saktor, does not intend to skimp on the investment, although some citizens have said they consider it to be excessive, the Sme daily wrote.

The first fountain to be reconstructed is the historical one on the central square. Almost €442,000 will go on replacing the fountain’s technical systems. The appearance of the stone fountain, dating back to 1895, will not be changed. Repairs should be completed by the end of June 2009.

The Banská Bystrica city council will also announce a public tender for the first-ever renovation of the fountain on National Street, worth almost €100,000, Sme wrote.

Additionally, the city administration is preparing a tender to develop a design for reconstruction of the fountain in front of the Banská Bystrica city office. According to Sme, the city will pay about €37,000 for preparation of the design and the project documents.

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