Kosovo: year full of activities for the Italian contingent


Start of intense year for Civil and Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities in favor of the Kosovar population.

The Italian contingent of the Regional Command West (RC-W), a nationally led unit of the KFOR - NATO mission, made a donation last January 15 to the municipality of Orahovac, located in western Kosovo.

In two distinct moments, Colonel Natale Gatti, commander of the RC-W currently based on the 17th "Sforzesca" anti-aircraft artillery regiment of Sabaudia, delivered to the pupils of the elementary and middle school district "Gezim Hamza PIKTORI" a series of useful materials for the chemistry and physics laboratories and then he went to the family medicine center, where, in the presence of the councilor for health, Samir Mustafà, he donated two medical devices for ECG tests.

Colonel Gatti, thanking the school director, the teaching staff and all the pupils for the warm welcome they received, highlighted how young people are the future of the region and one of the priorities of the longest lasting NATO peacekeeping mission and that the health service it is a primary good to be guaranteed to all citizens.

Education, health and infrastructure are the fundamental pillars that the RC-W supports with its CIMIC activities, developed in close synergy with local authorities, in order to contribute to the socio-economic development of Kosovo.

Furthermore, the inauguration of the new helicopter landing area of ​​Camp Villaggio Italia took place on 13 January, a project funded by the Administrative Center of Intention (CAI) and supervised by theInfrastructure Management Center of the base.

Present at the cutting of the ribbon, in a multinational context, the RC-W commander, the legal representative of the company executing the works and the professionalism and workers of the place, the latter also testifying to the contribution that KFOR provides to the economic growth of the area .