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Aug 10, 2010

ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN BURGAS AND VIDIN UNDER OP ENVIRONMENT

Minister Nona Karadjova invited Burgas Municipality and Vidin Municipality to submit project proposals on the construction of waste management infrastructure on the territory of the two regions. The invitations were sent in the framework of direct award procedures under OP Environment in order to find a sound waste management solution through the construction of regional systems of waste treatment facilities.

The indicative budget for the project of Burgas Municipality under OP Environment is estimated to 20.8 million Euro. Co financing by the ERDF amounts to 17 million Euro. The total indicative amount of the project is 22 million Euro VAT included. Following the Council of Ministers Decision adopted last week, beneficiaries may receive advance payments up to 35%. The deadline for application is the end of October 2010. The deadline for the project evaluation by OPE Intermediate Body is three months after the submission of the project proposal.

Specific beneficiary under the current procedure is Burgas Municipality in association with the municipalities Sredets, Кameno, Nesebar, Pomorie, Aytos, Ruen and Karnobat.

Regarding Vidin Region - specific beneficiary under the procedure is Vidin Municipality in association with the municipalities Bregovo, Boynitsa, Kula, Gramada, Novo selo, Dimovo, Ruzhintsi, Belogradchik, Chuprene and Makresh.

The indicative budget for the project of Vidin Municipality under OP Environment is estimated to 9.9 million Euro. Co financing by the ERDF amounts to 8.4 million Euro. The total indicative amount of the project is 10.5 million Euro. The deadline for application is 10 October 2010. The deadline for the project evaluation by OPE Intermediate Body is three months after the submission of the project proposal.

Eligible activities on the establishment of Burgas and Vidin regional waste management systems are design and construction of the first cell of a non hazardous waste disposal site, transfer stations, separating, composting and recycling installations, design and construction of a recycling center as well as construction of an inbound technical infrastructure necessary for the exploitation of the facilities.

Activities related to the improvement of the municipal waste collection and transport services as well as activities related to the closure of existing landfills on the territory of the two municipalities will not be eligible under OP Environment.

MA and IB experts are keeping dialogue with the beneficiaries and are following the process of preparation. The new OPE mechanisms allow corrections and improvements to be made in the submitted documents. It will guarantee shortening the terms, preparing quality project proposals and reducing the risks in the project implementation.