Bulgarian PM Launches New Coastal Purification StationBusiness | September 29, 2011, Thursday // 14:48| views
From left to right: Environmental Minister, Nona Karadzhova, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, and Regional Minister, Lilyana Popova, during the official opening ceremony of the new water purification station near Balchik. Photo by BGNES
The new water purification station near Bulgaria's town of Balchik on the northern Black Sea coast will put an end to the pouring of 20 M cubic meters of waste waters in the sea.
"Waters in the area will be the cleanest on the Black Sea coast, which will help further the development of tourism" according to Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, who spoke during the official opening ceremony Thursday. Environmental Minister, Nona Karadzhova, and Regional Minister, Lilyana Popova, were also present.
Borisov reminded that the cabinet is working actively on turning the former military airport near Balchik into a civil one, which will alleviate traffic of over 60 000 buses passing through the downtown of the city of Varna in order to reach the northern beach resorts.
Popova pointed out that finding a solution for the problem with waste waters is a priority for her ministry.
The contract for the purification station has been signed in 2004. The investment amount is BGN 42 M of which BGN 30 M were financed by the EU and the rest – by the Bulgarian State. The station has a capacity of processing 6 000 cubic meters of waste waters a day.
Despite the scheduled 15-minute briefing, Borisov declined answering reporters' questions while Karadzhova redirected them to the press center of her Ministry.
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