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Jun 15, 2010

FIRST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROJECT UNDER OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME ENVIRONMENT

Today, 15 June 2010, the Deputy Minister of Environment and Water Ivelina Vasileva, the Mayor of Primorsko Lilyana Dimova and Mr. Carsten Rasmussen, representative of the European Commission, Directorate General Regional Policy, have put into exploitation the first successfully completed object under Operational Programme Environment.

Deputy Minister Vasileva congratulated the Municipality with the successfully implemented project, stressing that its implementation is a real anticrisis measure not only helping to reduce unemployment but to attract more tourists to invest in the local economy. We are already in a position to add to this traditional type of tourism the opportunities provided by the extremely reach biodiversity of the Black Sea, of the Dyavolska River and the Stamopolu swamp that will be protected due to the new treatement facilities, the Deputy Minister said.

In his speech Mr. Carsten Rasmussen, representative of the EC Directorate General Regional Policy, stated that this is the first fully comleted project under the operational programme. This fact is undeniable evidence that Bulgaria is showing results in the absorbtoion of EU funds, he said, at the same time expressing his hope that the country will implement lessons learnt so far in the realization of future projects. Mr. Rasmussen thanked the Ministry of Environment and Water and the Municipality, as well as the contractor and the supervision as representatives of the business, and the project coordinator for their efforts.

Mayor Dimova thanked her colleagues for the excellent job, as well as the Ministry of Environment and Water for the constant support and cooperation. In spirit of partnership she suggested the good practice of Primorsko to be shared with other municipalities regarding the successful implementation of their project financed under the Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013.

The project Sewerage of North, South territory and Uzundzhata, 2 stage - Sewage pumping station 1А, Sewage pumping station 2А, with collectors and pressure collectors to Kiten WWTP, Primorsko amounts to 21 151 908.00 leva. Financing under Operational Programme Environment amounts to 19 172 935.00 leva.