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Mar 17, 2011

MODERNISED TREATMENT PLANT IN HISARYA SET IN OPERATION

The Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, the Mayor of Hisarya Georgi Piryankov and the Minister of Environment and Water Nona Karadjova opened the reconstructed waste water treatment plant in Hisarya. It is worth BGN 18.5 million, provided from Operational Programme Environment, the state budget and the municipality.
The waste water treatment plant is equipped with all three levels of treatment (mechanical, biological and tertiary). It has capacity to serve 25,000 citizens or three times more than the permanent citizens of the town. This will enable Hisarya to develop as a resort town and at the same time prevent negative impact on its natural resources.
"While driving along the new road, which had managed to boost the local tourism by 24%, I was thinking that together with the new waste water treatment plant and the clean environment, we will be able to generate a 100% growth in Hisarya's tourism sector. The treatment plant has capacity to serve the needs of 20,000 people, however at present this capacity is utilised at 50%. Therefore, the facility may serve the needs of greater inflow of tourists, whom we hope to attract in the future. All we do today is intended for our children. One day they must have clean water, highways and sound infrastructure", Prime Minister Borisov said.
Construction works under the project are to be carried out by a consortium, consisting of "Glavbolgarstroy" and German "Biogest International". The facility will be remotely managed from Germany and served locally by 10 employees.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of EU Funds Management Tomislav Donchev, the Secretary of the EU Funds Management Council Yuliana Nikolova and the Head of Plovdiv Regional Administration Ivan Totev.

The waste water treatment plant represents the first phase of the project aimed at improving the water cycle in the town. In connection to the implementation of its final phase, the municipality recently submitted proposals worth BGN 39 million to the Ministry of Environment and Water. The funds will be used to modernise the water supply and sewerage system of Momina Banya district, Verigovo district and Miromir district. The Minister of Environment and Water Nona Karadjova promised that the project will be examined with priority, so that the construction of the remaining part of the sewerage system may begin as soon as possible.

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