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Petar Odorović, MSc, new director of the Directorate for Railways 

 Belgrade, 12 November 2013 

The new Director of the Directorate for Railways - governmental organization specialized in railway transport, Petar Odorović, MSc Economics, took office on 8 November 2013. Petar Odorović was appointed by a decision of the Serbian Government, at its session held on the same date. 

During his carrier, Petar Odorović (born in 1954) has, among other things, worked as: Investment Coordinator in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Assistant Minister of Education and Sports in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Counsellor in the Ministry of Defence of Serbia and Montenegro, Head of Directorate for Army and Civil Engineering within the Ministry of Defence of Serbia and Montenegro, Deputy Director of the Federal Directorate for Property of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as well as Head of Economic and Financial Department, Head of Economic Division and Assistant Secretary in the Municipal Secretariat for Economy and Finances within the Municipality of Novi Beograd. Before having been appointed to his current position, he was Deputy Director of the Directorate for Railways.

 

 

The Regulation on methodology for  fixing the justified transportation full cost price has been adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbi

 

Belgrade,  14th September 2009

 

Mr. Slobodan Rosic, Graduate Engineer in Traffic and Transportation, yesterday began his duties as Director of Directorate for Railways, special organization of the Republic of Serbia in the field of railway transport. Mr. Slobodan Rosic was appointed on this position by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia made on the Session held on 30th April this year.

 

 

The Top management of the Directorate for Railways was appointed by the Government of the Republic of Serbia

 

Belgrade,  August 2009

 

By the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, made on the Session held on 23th July 2009, on the top management positions in the Directorate for Railways was appointed: Mr Petar Odorovic, MSc, Graduate Economist, as Deputy Director, Mr Sinisa Trkulja, Graduate Engineer in Traffic and Transportation, as Assistant Director, responsible for the Sector for Norms and Railway Transport Safety, and Mr Branislav Boskovic, PhD, Graduate Engineer in Traffic and Transportation, as Assistant Director, responsible for the Sector for International Cooperation and Common Affairs. ■

 

 

 

Mr. Slobodan Rosic - New Director of Directorate for Railways

 

Belgrade,  12th May 2009

 

Mr. Slobodan Rosic, Graduate Engineer in Traffic and Transportation, yesterday began his duties as Director of Directorate for Railways, special organization of the Republic of Serbia in the field of railway transport. Mr. Slobodan Rosic was appointed on this position by the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia made on the Session held on 30th April this year.

 

In the course of his work career, Mr. Slobodan Rosic (born in 1964), in addition to other things, has performed the duties of the Assistant to the Federal Minister of Transport, Director General of the Railway Transport Enterprise "Belgrade" and a member of the Managing Board of RTE "Belgrade". He stepped on his present position from the position of Advisor to the Director General of the Public Enterprise for PTT Traffic " Serbia". ■

 

 

In the course of period from 2006  by the end of April 2009 Directorate for Railways has issued  altogether 1,071 permits

 

Belgrade, 5th May, 2009

 

In the course of period from 2006  by the end of April 2009 Directorate for Railways has issued altogether 1,071 permits for usage of railway rolling stock, parts and equipment for railway rolling stock and devices, parts and equipment for railway infrastructure.

Among them, it has issued: 977 permits for usage of railway rolling stock, 24 permits for usage of parts and equipment for railway rolling stock and 70 permits for usage of devices, parts and equipment for railway infrastructure.

 

In the course of same period (2006 - April 2009) Directorate for Railways also has issued 3 licences for carriage in railway transport and 5 certificates on safety for carriage in railway transport.

 

 

 

Workshop of the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF): "Technical Appendices to COTIF 1999 (APTU and ATMF)" held on 26 and 27 November in Belgrade

 

Belgrade, 28th November, 2008

 

In Belgrade, on 26 and 27 November this year was held a Workshop of the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF): "Technical Appendices to COTIF 1999 (APTU and ATMF)". The representatives of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ex Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Switzerland and Serbia (Directorate for Railways, PE “Serbian Railways” and Company for transport and commerce “Kombinovani prevoz” d.o.o. from Belgrade), as well as the representatives of the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) and  International Union of Private Wagons (UIP).

 

The Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail OTIF), seated in Berne Switzerland , is one of the most important international organizations in the field of carriage by rail. It is the most significant organization for international railway transport in the area of contracts of carriage for the international carriage of passengers and goods, contracts of use of vehicles, contracts on the use of railway infrastructure, validation of technical standards and admission of railway vehicles.  

 

According to the Protocol of 3 June 1999 for the modification of the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980 (1999 Protocol), the modified Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), which is its integral part, entered into force on 1 July 2006, after the Protocol had been ratified, accepted, which means approved, on the national level by a sufficient number of the member states. 

 

The representatives of the OTIF Secretariat, G. Kafka, Peter Sorger and Karl Erik Raff, gave a detailed presentation of  the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF 1999), together with the rights and obligations of the member states,  organigram, activities and rules of procedure of the OTIF organs.

 

Special attention was paid to the relationships between the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) and the European Union. The concrete differences between the OTIF and EU regulations concerning the railway traffic were comparatively analyzed, especially those representing obstacle for eventual adhesion of the European Union to OTIF. In that context, the participants of the workshop were informed about the basic elements of the concept regarding the adaptation of the Uniform Rules concerning the Validation of Technical Standards and the Adoption of the Uniform Technical Prescriptions Applicable to Railway Material intended to be used in International Traffic (АPTU) [Appendix F to the COTIF] and the Uniform rules concerning the Technical Admission of Railway Material used in the International Traffic (АТМF) [Appendix F to the COTIF] to the EU regulations.

 

The workshop covered the essence and principles of the functioning of Vehicle Keeper Marking Code (VKM) applied both by the European railway agency of the EU (ERA) and the Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF). It also pointed out the elements and degree of conformity between the National Vehicle Register of the EU in force from 7 December 2007 and National Vehicle Register 2007 which is planned to be prepared in the scope of COTIF 1999.

 

Geoffrey Prat, member of the Administrative Committee of the International Union of Private Wagons (UIP), pointed out the reasons why the wagon owners should have a well-defined and direct competence for the maintenance of their wagons and certification of the maintenance managing system in the workshops.

 

The host of the International Workshop of the Intergovernmental Organization for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF): "Technical Appendices to the COTIF 1999 (APTU and ATMF)" was the Directorate for Railways. At the opening of the workshop, MSc Slobodan Vukmirovic, assistant manager of the Directorate for Railways, presented the most significant activities of the Directorate representing a special organization of the Republic of Serbia for railway traffic. ■

 

 

Talks between the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission and the representatives of the Ministry for Infrastructure, Directorate for Railways and PE “Serbian Railways” held on 12 and 13 November in Belgrade

Belgrade , 14 November 2008

 

The implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of the basic South-East European regional transport network was the main subject of talks between the delegation of the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission (DG TREN) and the representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Directorate for Railways and PE “Serbian Railways”, held on 12 – 13 November this year in Belgrade.  With the delegation of DG TREN, represented by Frank Yost, talked Dejan Lasica, undersecretary for Infrastructure, Sinisa Trkulja, deputy manager of the Directorate for Railways, Vladimir Radovic, director of the Directorate for Infrastructure of  PE “Serbian Railways” and Dragan Grujic, director of the Directorate for Transport of the PE “Serbian Railways”, with their associates.

 

The representatives of the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission were particularly interested in the degree of application of the document “South-East European transport area”, as the appendix to the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of the basic South-East European regional transport network.

 

The participants exchanged their opinions and information concerning the answers to the questionnaire sent to the South-East European countries by the European Commission regarding the institutional organization and current regulations in the field of railway transport, as well as interoperability and safety in railway transport.

 

The participants also discussed the basis of the national legislation, competences of the authorities and planned activities of the Ministry for Infrastructure regarding the possibility to ensure a free access to the market of railway services. They analyzed the elaboration of the Methodology concerning the access to the railway services of Serbia, preparations for the introduction of the “public service obligation” (PSO), the actual position of railways on the transport market, their financial position, as well as the activities concerning the process of restructuring of the PE “Serbian Railways”. 

 

The representatives of the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission were also informed in detail about the content of the Law on Railway, a certain number of regulations and other current rules in the field of railway traffic.

 

Besides that, they were informed about the upcoming activities concerning the harmonization of the national rules with the legislation of the EU, namely, the plans for the modification of the existing regulations and elaboration of the new ones.

 

On the basis of these talks, the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission will make a report and inform the visited South-East European countries about its remarks.       

 

This meeting represents a regular activity of the European Commission team that visits the South-East European countries every 6 months, in the scope of the so called “expert  inspections”, in order to be informed of the current state and to give recommendations for the future activities.

 

At the meeting with the delegation of the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission also participated D.Sc Bratislav Stankovic, MSc Slobodan Vukmirovic and Mirko Stamatovski. ■

 

 

In the course of the first six months of this year 23 permits have been issued

Belgrade, 15th July, 2008

 

In the course of the first six months of 2008 Directorate for Railways has issued totally 23 permits on usage of railway rolling stock, parts and equipment for railway rolling stock and devices, parts and equipment for railway infrastructure.

 

Out of that the following has been issued: 3 permits on usage of railway rolling stock, 2 permits on usage of parts and equimpent for railway rolling stock and 18 permits on usage of devices, parts and equipment for railway infrastructure.

Beside other things, the Proposal of the Regulations on the way of maintenance, control and periodical inspection of the electrical traction stable installations on the railway network of the Republic of Serbia (Regulations 213). ■

 

 

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