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Jan 18, 2013

MINISTER NONA KARADZHOVA SIGNED A CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTURE OF WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN KARDZHALI MUNICIPALITY

Today the Minister of Environment and Water Ms. Nona Karadzhova and the Mayor of Kardzhali Hassan Azis signed a contract for the provision of grant for the construction of wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and incoming collector, extension and reconstruction of water supply and sewerage networks in Kardzhali. The project is funded by Operational Programme “Environment 2007 – 2013” and is worth about MBGN 69,9.

The ceremony was also attended by Ivanka Taushanova – Regional Governor of Kardzhali, Tsveta Karayancheva - member of the parliament, members of the city council of Kardzhali and others.

During the signing Minister Karadzhova emphasized the importance of the project, as not only to bring environmental benefits for the city, but its realization will also bring many social and economic benefits for the region. “After the project completion around 54 000 residents in the municipality of Kardzhali will be connected to sewage treatment plant. With its introduction in exploitation is expected to be discontinued the pouring of untreated sewage into Arda River, which is cross-border river. With the construction and reconstruction of 23km sewage and 14km water supply networks, will increase the efficiency of their functioning and this way will be improved the quality of drinking water and water resources savings. During and after the implementation of the project activities will be ensured new jobs”.

The Mayor of Kardzhali thanked to the team of the Ministry of Environment and Water for the help and support of this important for the city project, “This is the most significant and major project that the municipality will implement in 50 years”.

On priority axes 1: “Improvement and development infrastructure for water supply and wastewater in urban areas” have been contracted about BBGN 3,9 (155,5% from the sector funds). There have been paid more than MBGN 454.  In implementation are 136 projects amounting BBGN 3,74.

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