14 Projects under Bulgaria’s Operational Program Environment 2007-2013 Considered 'At-Risk'

Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 11:45|  views

Bulgaria's Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva, photo by BGNES

Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva has warned that the completion of some components of a number of projects under operational program Environment 2007-2013 could be delayed past the deadline.

In a Thursday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio Vasileva said that there were a total of 14 at-risk projects, including 11 projects in the water supply and sewerage sector and 3 projects for the construction of landfills.

Vasileva declared that the authorities would try to transfer the activities that were not completed by the deadline for the 2007-2013 programming period to operational program Environment 2014-2020.

She specified that 70% of the resources granted under the new edition of the program were available for investments in the water supply and sewerage sector, adding that the total budget stood at BGN 508 M.

Bulgaria’s Environment Minister emphasized that the investments would be kickstarted quickly and that there would be a smooth transition from the 2007-2013 programming period to the next one.

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Tags: water supply, Ivelina Vasileva, operational program, Operational Program Environment, 2007-2013, 2014-2020, EU funding, programming period, landfills


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