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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:55 AM   #1
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Mostar is a city of 105,448 (2003) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the center of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of the Federation.
The unofficial capital of Herzegovina, Mostar is situated on the Neretva river. Mostar has an international airport, located in the nearby village of Ortiješ.
Mostar was named after its Old Bridge (Stari Most) and the towers on its sides, "the bridge keepers" (mostars in Bosnian/Croatian).

History
Founded in the late 15th century, Mostar was the chief administrative city for the Ottoman Empire in the Herzegovina region. The Austro-Hungarian Empire absorbed Mostar in 1878 and then it became part of Yugoslavia in the aftermath of World War I.
After World War II, Mostar developed a production of tobacco, bauxite, wine and aluminium products. Several dams ("Grabovica", "Salakovac", "Mostar") were built in the region to harness the hydroelectric power of the Neretva.

Bosnian war
Between 1992 and 1993, after Bosnia and Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia, the town was subject to a nine month siege.

Damaged buildings remain prominent throughout the old townThe Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) first bombed Mostar on April 3rd, 1992 and over the following week gradually established control over a large part of the town. On April 8th, the Herzegovina Croats founded the Croatian Defense Council (Hrvatsko Vijeće Obrane, HVO) as their military formation which engaged the JNA forces in combat. The JNA shelling damaged or destroyed a number of civilian objects. Among them were a Franciscan monastery, the Catholic cathedral and the bishop's palace, with a library of 50,000 books, as well as the Karadžoz-bey mosque, Roznamed-ij-Ibrahim-efendija mosque and twelve other mosques.
On June 12th, the HVO military force amassed enough weaponry and manpower to force the JNA troops out of Mostar, together with several smaller formations made up of Bosniaks. The 4th Corps of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the primary military formation of the Bosniaks, was founded the same year in Mostar. During the siege that ensued, the city was bombarded by the Bosnian Serbs from the mountains to the east.
In 1993, the Bosnian Croats and Bosniaks began a long struggle for control of Mostar. The Bosnian Croats launched an offensive on May 9th where they relentlessly bombarded the Bosniak quarter of the city, reducing much of it to ruin, including numerous other mosques and houses from the Ottoman era, including the Kujundžiluk.
The 16th century stone bridge Stari Most that had been built by Mimar Hayruddin, by order from emperor Suleiman the Magnificent, was destroyed on November 9th by Bosnian Croat mortar fire.
A cease-fire was signed on February 25th, 1994. The city remained divided between the two hostile parties. Some normalization ensued with a redistricting in 1995 and reestablishment of the ability to move between the two parts of the city in 1996.

Reconstruction

The Old Bridge in Mostar was destroyed in the Bosnian war; this picture shows its reconstruction in June 2003Since the end of the wider war in 1995, great progress is being made in the reconstruction of the city of Mostar. The city was under direct monitoring from a European Union envoy, several elections were held and each nation was accommodated with regard to political control over the city. Over 15 million dollars has been spent on restoration.
A monumental project to rebuild the Old Bridge to the original design, and restore surrounding structures was initiated in 1999 and mostly completed by Spring 2004. The money for this reconstruction was donated by the United States, Turkey, Italy, the Netherlands, and Croatia. A grand opening was held on July 23, 2004 under heavy security.
In July 2005, UNESCO finally inscribed the Old Bridge and its closest vicinity on the World Heritage List. Previously, the inscription had been repeatedly deferred on account of poor quality of post-war reconstructions and deplorable use of modern materials in the old town.
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Source: http://www.fena.ba/uk/vijest.html?fe...718&rubrika=ES

FIRST DIRECT FLIGHT FROM USA TO MOSTAR AIRPORT

MOSTAR, Aug 9 (FENA) - US Boeing 757 with 210 passengers landed at Mostar Airport today, by which the first direct flight from the USA to the airport was realized.

It is a charter flight from Alabama with pilgrims to Muđugorje , among whom Marija Pavlović, the visionary, was.

“This day was waited for a long time” declared for journalists the manager of Mostar Airport, Marin Raspudić, pointing out that today’s event is extremely important for Mostar Airport because without marketing investments possibility was opened for air -linking of Mostar and the entire region with the USA.

He also announced possibility for direct air-service from USA and vice-versa to be launched from the next year on weekly basis, what will depend on the level of equipment of Mostar Airport.

Additional financial funds for equipment and adequate infrastructure will be necessary for the direct line to be launched, Raspudić said.

Director of the Mostar City Statute Implementation Unit, Richard Williams, pointed out that this is a great step forward both for Mostar and development of tourism.

Marija Pavlović, the visionary, said that today’s event is a stimulus for pilgrims, as well as for local people to do their best to make Mostar Airport extremely important for the region.

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“Mostar – World Cultural Heritage” Round-table Held



The inclusion of the Old Bridge in Mostar and the Old City on UNESCO’s list of world cultural heritage is a huge achievement for Bosnia and Herzegovina and introduces a brighter future for B&H cultural heritage, concluded the round-table discussion “Mostar – Global Cultural Heritage: Perspectives for the Coming 10 Years”.

Zeljana Zovko, the B&H Ambassador to UNESCO said that Bosnia and Herzegovina has no other object on the UNESCO list, but that nominations of other B&H areas, such as Vjetrenica Cave and the Menhirs near Mostar, are expected in near future.

Amra Hadzimuhamedovic from the National Commission for Conservation of Cultural Monuments, mentioned several other likely candidates: Blidinje, the Bridge at Visegrad, the towns of Pocitelj and Blagaj, and added that the Commission intensified its activities on the set UNESCO criteria.

"We have to establish a national fund for permanent protection and conservation, adopt the appropriate legislation and unify the executive procedures", emphasized Hadzimuhamedovic.

Zovko and Ljubo Beslic, the Mayor of Mostar, agreed that Mostar’s entry onto the world cultural heritage list was, primarily, the project of the City of Mostar, which should bring prosperity to the city and the state. Beslic also mentioned the need to create a good economic environment and educate the citizens about the culture of living, in order to keep Mostar on the UNESCO list in the coming decade.

Ambassador Zovko thanked the media for their positive reporting on B&H, presenting the country in better light as capable of creating a better future for all. The media reporting was an important step towards the entry of Mostar on the cultural heritage list.

Mayor Beslic thanked all people and institutions that lobbied for Mostar and this project, the Presidency of B&H, Government ministries, the National Commission of Conservation of cultural monuments, political parties and citizens of Mostar.
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I really like the Villa Neretva construction project. It looks very modern, yet classic next to the Old Town of Mostar. What do you people think? Feel free to post your opinions.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 05:32 AM   #8
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Great Job Mimica!

Here is just one more, of many projects going on in Mostar right now.

Rekonstrukcija hotela “Neretva” U Mostaru

Temeljna rekonstrukcija, hotela Neretva, koji je izgrađen 1892. godine u pseudo-maurskom stilu. Hotel je razoren ratnim razaranjima, a nalazi se na listi spomenika kulture BiH, te će se vanjski izgled objekta zadržati, dok će se sadržaji unutar hotela prilagoditi kategoriji hotela sa 5 zvjezdica.


(Picture of Hotel before Destruction)
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Great Job Mimica!

Here is just one more, of many projects going on in Mostar right now.

Rekonstrukcija hotela “Neretva” U Mostaru

Temeljna rekonstrukcija, hotela Neretva, koji je izgrađen 1892. godine u pseudo-maurskom stilu. Hotel je razoren ratnim razaranjima, a nalazi se na listi spomenika kulture BiH, te će se vanjski izgled objekta zadržati, dok će se sadržaji unutar hotela prilagoditi kategoriji hotela sa 5 zvjezdica.


(Picture of Hotel before Destruction)
I think the project looks much better now than it did before the war. Hotel Neretva will be great for more tourism potential in Mostar. Just imagine the view!
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great info and great pics. keep them coming..
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For those projects I don’t have the name to, I apologize. They are all different projects, unless I specify in the post.
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I drove by Sun Valley, so I didn’t get a great look at the project. It seemed to be coming close to completion. The project itself is really nice, implying the modern/classic look, and clean. Hopefully some pictures will be updated of it.

Are there any comments on the projects posted at the moment?
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Zgrada Gospodarske Komore FBiH u Mostaru



SJEMENARNA Š. BRIJEG, prodajni centar Mostar 2002



JELIĆ AUTO Mostar, betonska konstrukcija 2002



HERCEGOVINA VINO Mostar 2001

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Great updates LordMarshall!

http://www.hering.ba/slike/katalog/komora.jpg
This construction project seems to be interesting. The colors aren’t see very often.
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I hope to see more info on Hotel Neretva a speedy reconstruction, done properly would help Mostar and most importantly it would enhance that part of town. With the Villa Neretva right next door it looks great.
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I hope more projects like Sun Vally start up. it looks great
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