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Managing Authority
67, William Gladstone Str.
1000 Sofia
Fax: +359 2 988 4820

ope@moew.government.bg
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Priority axes

Priority axis 1: Improvement and development of water and wastewater infrastructure and improvement of ambient air quality. The main indicative types of activities, envisaged for funding under this priority axis: construction of wastewater treatment plants and construction of sewage networks within agglomerations of settlement with more than 10 000 PE, construction of wastewater treatment plants and construction of sewage networks within agglomerations of settlement with PE between 2 000 and 10 000 and for settlements with PE below 2 000, located within urban agglomeration areas, as well as development and updating of river basins management plans, activities, related to supply of equipment for the detection and measurement of leakages, as well as to the provision of the facilities for sludge treatment from urban waste water treatment plants, and development of investment projects for subsequent financing within priority axis 1. Public transport is one of the biggest causes of pollution, so it is necessary to take measures for the replacement of buses, trolleybuses and trams with modern ecological vehicles, as well as providing a subway train

Priority axis 2: Improvement and development of waste treatment infrastructure. The main activities envisaged for funding under this priority axis are: completion the construction of systems of affordable regional facilities/installations for municipal waste treatment, construction of waste recycling centers in parallel with putting into operation of the new municipal waste regional landfills, staged decommissioning and consequent rehabilitation and closure of existing municipal landfills that do not comply with the requirements of the legislation and the modern technical standards, construction of regional facilities for recycling of construction and demolition waste, construction of installations for recovery of the emitted gas emissions (methane) from the municipal waste landfills for the production of electricity, construction of affordable facilities for pre-treatment including composting, sorting, and separation of waste, in parallel with putting into operation of the newly constructed municipal waste regional landfills, preparation/review and update of regional/municipal waste management plans, as well as development of investment projects for subsequent financing within priority axis 2 of OP Environment 2007 - 2013.

Priority axis 3: Preservation and restoration of biodiversity. The indicative types of activities, envisaged for funding under this priority axis are: development and update of the management plans for protected areas and zones of NATURA 2000 network, increasing the awareness of municipalities and the public on NATURA 2000 network, еstablishment of the management bodies for designated NATURA 2000 sites, implementation of activities in line with the identified needs in approved management plans of (1) protected zones of NATURA 2000 and (2) protected areas related to preservation and restoration of habitats and regulated use of species, development of action plans for all endangered species, implementation of activities reducing the climate change impact on biodiversity, development of future projects for subsequent financing within priority axis 3.

Priority axis 4: Technical assistance. The main indicative types of activities, envisaged for funding under this priority axis: assessment of submitted projects and their selection, organization and holding the meetings of OPE Monitoring Committee, financing of the needed human resources, involved exclusively in the implementation of strictly defined tasks for OP management, carrying out OP audits and controls, preparing, organizing and carrying out trainings on strengthening the capacity of the Managing Authority, Intermediate Body, Internal Audit Directorate, Monitoring Committee, implementing studies, experts reports, statistics, tests and evaluations, as well as any activities aimed at providing the necessary support for publicity and promotion of the OP.