Bulgaria, Switzerland Launch Project for Pilot Temporary Storage of Hazardous Waste in Five Municipalities
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Outgoing Environment and Water Minister Ivelina Vassileva and the Ambassador of Switzerland to Bulgaria, Denis Knobel, officially launched a project for environment-friendly collection and temporary storage of hazardous household waste on Monday. The project is financed under the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme.
The Executive Director of the Enterprise for Management of Environment Protection Activities, Reneta Koleva, said that pilot centres for temporary hazardous household waste storage will be developed in the municipalities of Sozopol, Shoumen, Suedinenie, Levski and Razgrad. Hazardous household waste from 22 municipalities will be stored there. The project will cover over 360,000 residents. It is worth 8.8 million Swiss francs with 85 per cent of the funding coming from Switzerland and 15 per cent national co-funding.