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Bulgaria has used only 33% of EU money under "Environment"

Economy

Since the beginning of the program "Environment" were paid a total of 33.35% of the program budget, or 1,174 billion levs finally approved by the European Commission, however, payment at the end of the programming period 2007 to 2013 it was only 15.39% or 542 million levs, announced Minister of Environment and Water Iskra Mihaylova, who reported her work after the first 100 days in office of the cabinet.
She recalled that the program is overbooked, especially in the "water" - 162%. At the same time this sector is reallocated funds for the purchase of buses, new trolley, subway train and fire MoI not to be lost under the program.
„These emergency projects had to save the OP. However, the procedure of MI for fire engines not started. Procedures trolleys for major cities have been completed, but the projects have not yet been approved", she said.
Water sector projects several packages certainly will not happen the current financial period confirmed Mihailova. She pointed out that 26 projects can reach a maximum design stage.
In other 63 projects have been contracted for construction, but are selected contractors only 40 sites. And has approved projects for small and large settlements without contracts - they are unlikely to be met in the current period.
Some landfills will not take as citizens appealed selected sites - this occurs in Yambol and Razlog. Salvation is to do a big project, which brings together several regional depots. So you can extend the use of money by 2015 if the Commission approves this great project.
All projects on biodiversity are at risk, with a few exceptions. For them meet the regional structures of the Ministry of Environment. Only 20% of the projects are implemented, the largest in appeals - as management plans for national parks, Minister of Environment and Water.

 

Source and photo: http://bg-daily-news.eu

(01.10.2013)