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Bulgarians take interest in the experience of Lithuanian environmental institutions

2007-09-25

 

This week the Ministry of Environment is receiving representatives from the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Affairs. The visit was arranged by the Irish company Project Management, which implements the technical assistance project financed from the EU Cohesion Fund in Bulgaria. The aim of the Bulgarian visit is sharing experience with the institutions of the environmental sector which administrate EU assistance in Lithuania.

Guests were greeted by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment Aleksandras Spruogis. The delegation met Director of the EU Assistance Department at the Ministry of Environment Viktorija Maceikaitė, Head of the European Union Funds Management Division Vilma Slavinskienė, Director of the Environmental Projects Management Agency Kąstytis Tuminas, heads of the Agency’s divisions Endas Deinoravičius, Žygimantas Vaitkus, Saulius Vasiliauskas, and other members of the environmental sector.

During meetings representatives of the Ministry of Environment and of the Environmental Projects Management Agency provided participants with an overview of the mechanism for administrating EU assistance, financing principles, challenges of project implementation and their solutions and shared experience of preparing for the new 2007-2013 financial perspective.

“The meetings were mutually beneficial,” Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment Aleksandras Spruogis said. “We have more extensive experience in this field, therefore we can share it with our foreign counterparts. After learning about our activities, Bulgarians will be able to achieve greater success of implementing environmental projects in their country.”

Guests from Bulgaria will visit sites financed from the EU Cohesion and Regional Development Fund: the Alytus Regional Landfill, which is nearly completed, Druskininkai Water Treatment Plant and the Visitor Centre at Aukštadvaris Regional Park.

Public Information Division, Tel. 219 1855

25 September 2007


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas