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Aug 3, 2012

NEW IDEAS AND MEASURES FOR FUNDING UNDER OP “ENVIRONMENT 2007 – 2013” WERE PRESENTED

The Managing Authority of Operational Programme "Environment 2007 - 2013 " held a seminar which purpose was to introduce representatives of the institutions - members of the Monitoring Committee and potential beneficiaries, with the analysis aimed to explore the possibilities for financing new measures in the "environment" with resources from the Cohesion Fund and European regional Development Fund of the European Union through the Operational Programme "Environment 2007 - 2013".

During the seminar Ms. Ivelina Vasileva, Deputy Minister and Chairman of the Monitoring Committee of OP, presented the progress of the program. Ms. Malina Krumova, Head of Managing Authority of OP presented the forecast for contracting and absorption, and the risk of automatic release of funds by the application of the rule n +2 and n +3 for 2013.

The analysis includes proposals for measures from specialized government departments in the Ministry of Environment and Water prepared during the operation of the interdepartmental working group. In parallel, the Ministry sent letters to the MZH, MRRB, MVR, "Metropolitan" JSC, the Interministerial Commission for the rehabilitation and support to Ministers and to municipalities with a request for information on completed projects to prevent flood risk, reaction to fire and environmental-friendly urban transport. The proposals in the area "protecting air quality" led to exploring the possibilities for financing of rolling stock for public transport with funds from the Cohesion Fund of the European Union in 31 municipalities, mostly in cities - municipal centers with poor air quality in indicator of particulate matter.

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