Brussels - The Managing Authority of Operational Programme Environment invited the municipalities of Byala (Ruse), Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Samokov, Nikopol, Lukovit, Panagyurishte, Pleven, Razlog, Stara Zagora, and Yambol to submit project proposals for the establishment of waste management systems in these regions. The total indicative grant amount is BGN 219.340.689 (Euro 112m), including BGN 186.439.585 (Euro 95m) from the European Regional Development Fund and BGN 32.901.104 (Euro 17m) from the state budget. The amount is an estimate and may be increased if that is necessary and well justified.
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The thirteen municipalities are to submit their projects for approval by 31 August 2011 and MOEW will give opinion three months following the receipt of documents.
To date, one contract for the establishment of a regional waste management system has been signed with Botevgrad Municipality under priority axis 2 of OPE and four projects are in the evaluation phase - those of Burgas, Vidin and Pernik, with the project proposal of Stolichna Municipality pending opinion by the European Commission.
In view of their significance, the projects expected from the thirteen municipalities are given priority in the National Waste Management Program 2009 - 2013. It is laid down in the program that Bulgaria has to establish total 57 systems of facilities for disposal of the whole quantity of household waste generated in the country. Twenty three of these systems will be financed under Operational Programme Environment. Quelle: Information and Management Systems for EU Funds Directorate