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BG161PO005/09/3.2/01/09 Update of Rila National Park Management Plan

Date announced: June 19, 2009
Dead line for documents: August 15, 2009



The Ministry of Environment and Water opens a direct award procedure with a fixed deadline for application BG161PO005/09/3.2/01/09 Update of Rila National Park Management Plan under Operational Programme Environment 2007 - 2013.

Specific beneficiary:

  • Under § 1, point 9 of the Supplemental provisions of Council of Ministers Decree 121/2007 (Promulgated SG No 45/08.06.2007, amended SG No 38/11.04.2008, amended SG No 61/08.07.2008, amended SG No 81/16.09.2008, amended SG N 95/04.11.2008, amended SG No 7/27.01.2009,amended SG No 16/27.02.2009), specific beneficiary under the current procedure is Rila National Park Directorate, following the Protected Areas Act and the Rules of Organization of the National Parks Directorates.

Procedure BG161PO005/09/3.2/01/09 Update of Rila National Park Management Plan shall support Rila National Park Directorate to update Rila National Park Management Plan following the Protected Areas act and the Regulation on Elaboration of Protected Area Management Plans (Promulgated, SG No 13/15.02.2000) in order to ensure sustainable management, protection and restoration of the national park.

The financial support under the procedure will be provided by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.
The projects will be implemented on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Indicative activities to be financed under the procedure:

  • Scientific studies;
  • Analysis of the available information;
  • Inventory;
  • Mapping;
  • Environmental components condition assessment;
  • Development of a draft Management Plan and enclosures;
  • Organization of public hearings related to the development of the national park management plan/consultations and meetings.

The project proposal may include one or several activities listed above in order to achieve the procedure objective.

The total amount of the grant to be allocated under BG161PO005/09/3.2/01/09 Update of Rila National Park Management Plan is 5 904 517 BGN.

The deadline for application is 15 August 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Project proposals should be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Water, Cohesion Policy for Environment Directorate, Programme Management and Evaluation Department, 22 Maria Louisa Blvd., 1000 Sofia.

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