Thursday, 23 March 2023
With an official groundbreaking ceremony in Ruse began the construction of an anaerobic plant for biodegradable waste. The activity is part of the project "Design and construction of an anaerobic installation for separately collected biodegradable waste on the territory of the Regional Waste Management Association Ruse", funded by the Operational Program "Environment 2014 – 2020" (Priority Axis 2 "Waste"), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and with national funds.
The main objective of the project is the construction and commissioning of the installation and the provision of separate collection of biodegradable waste by the municipalities members of the Regional Waste Management Association for the Ruse region. This will create additional recycling capacity, which will reduce the total amount of landfilled waste, in line with the objectives of OPE 2014-2020.
After its construction, the plant will allow oxygen-free treatment of biodegradable waste, which subsequently produces compost, as well as methane for electricity and heat production.
"I thank the whole project team, the contractor, the designers and the supervisor for the good cooperation so far. I believe that we will continue our joint efforts successfully, because the project is extremely important for the Municipality of Ruse and for the other members of the Regional Association for Waste Management", said Deputy Mayor and Project Manager Dimitar Nedev.
This is only the third anaerobic installation in Bulgaria. Through it, the municipality aims to improve waste management in Ruse and mitigate its harmful impact on the climate.
Among the attendees of the event were also the Deputy Mayor Magdalina Ilieva, the Chairman of the Municipal Council Ivo Pazardzhiev, the mayors of the municipalities of Ivanovo and Slivo pole, representatives of Regional environmental and water inspection - Ruse, the design team and the construction supervision.
The project has a lead beneficiary Ruse Municipality and partners the municipalities of Slivo pole, Ivanovo, Tutrakan, Vetovo, which are members of the Regional Association for Waste Management.
The total budget is 34 383 754, 21 BGN.
Financing from the European Regional Development Fund: 21 806 615, 64 BGN
National co-financing: 3 848 226, 30 BGN
Own contribution: 3 045 059, 57 BGN
The ineligible costs are BGN 5 683 852, BGN 70.
The deadline for implementation of the project is December 31, 2023.