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Dec 18, 2009

FIRST OPE MAJOR PROJECT APPROVED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Vratsa Integrated Water Cycle Project was approved by the European Commission on 17 December 2009. The project budget is 136 373 288, 07 leva. The grant under OP Environment is estimated to 123 523 616, 01 leva. This is the first major infrastructure project in Bulgaria in the field of environment that was approved in Brussels under OP Environment.

Following Regulation 1083/2006 all projects exceeding 25 million Euro should be approved by the European Commission after their approval at national level.

Vratsa project includes reconstruction and rehabilitation of over 150 kilometers water supply, sewerage and collector network and full modernization of the existing waste water treatment plant. The Cohesion Fund contribution is 98 818 893, 59 leva. The national cofinancing is 24 704 722, 42 leva.

520 new jobs will be opened during the project implementation.

Budget allocation in leva.
Contribution
Amount
% of the total amount
Cohesion Fund
98 818 893,59
72,46%
National co-financing
24 704 722,42
18,12%
Loans from international financial institutions
12 849 672,06
9,42%
Total budget
136 373 288,07
100%