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Jun 16, 2010

MALINA KROUMOVA PRESENTED THE PROGRESS MADE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The first regional waste management system is to be completed by mid-2012 in the Bulgarian city of Botevgrad, the Head of OPE Managing Authority Malina Kroumova said. She takes part in the 34th Assembly of the Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts in the coastal city of Sozopol from June 16 to June 18 with main topic regional waste management.

Last projects are to be completed in August 2014 in Pazardzhik and Stara Zagora, according to the indicative schedule for construction of the 23 regional waste management systems. By now there are 33 contracts for technical assistance and 3 announcements on a direct award procedure for infrastructural projects (Sofia, Pernik and Botevgrad) under priority axis 2. The project proposal of Sofia Municipality has already been approved at a national level and is pending the green light from Brussels.

A special guest of the forum is the Ambassador of the Netherlands, HE Karel van Kesteren, who revealed the Dutch experience in waste management. In the agenda of the assembly there is also a site visit of the new regional landfill in Sozopol and an exchange of good practices in the construction and exploitation of waste treatment systems, under ISPA programme, in Ruse, Sevlievo and Silistra.