Sofia, Bulgaria -- The European Commission has approved the first phase of Sofia's municipal waste management project, announced Director of DG Regional Policy of the European Commission Jean-Marie Seyler at the sixth NSRF Monitoring Committee meeting. Deputy Minister Ivelina Vasileva took part in committee's proceedings. She pointed out that EC's positive decision was a result of the mobilization of all project actors - MOEW, Sofia Municipality and the European Investment Bank in cooperation with the EC - proving that good results are achieved with concerted efforts.
|Source: European Regional Development Fund|
The second phase, designated for construction of the mechanic and biological treatment plant, is pending approval in the autumn of 2011. "The plant parameters depend on the ongoing feasibility study which aims to identify the optimal waste treatment option," says the EC decision. It further reads that if the feasibility study proves a need thereof, additional components could be added to the second project phase.
The estimated value of the whole waste management project of Stolichna Municipality is 360m BGN (184m), including 256m BGN (131m) in contribution from Operational Programme Environment. This is the biggest project funded under the programme. Its implementation will provide the capital city with a modern, sustainable integrated waste management system satisfying all requirements. Quelle: European Regional Development Fund