Further development of the waste management system to benefit from LTL 450 million2010-09-17
The development of a modern, safe and up-to-date waste management infrastructure in Lithuania will shortly receive a new impetus.
On 15 September, 10 regional waste management centres operating in Lithuania submitted applications to the Environmental Project Management Agency (EPMA) under the Ministry of Environment for financial support from the EU Cohesion Fund (2007–2013).
“Employees of the Ministry have carried out a preliminary examination of the applications within two days, while the EPMA has subjected the applications to a detailed evaluation and verification of their compliance with the defined requirements”, says Ms. Raminta Radavičienė, head of the Waste Management Division at the Ministry of Environment.
The main focus areas are the methods used by the projects to implement the set tasks of biodegradable waste management, the duration of the projects and the value of the proposed projects as the latter aspect has a direct impact on waste management costs.
The applicants are to benefit from LTL 450 million worth of EU support. The funds will be used towards financing the development of the waste management system.
The head of the Waste Management Division has stressed that the new system will fail to function at full capacity where the population is slow in sorting secondary raw materials and disposes of its kitchen and green waste from households in mixed waste containers. Not only will these projects develop a modern waste management system, but they will also solve the extremely urgent problem of unpleasant odours for people residing in the vicinity of landfills.
Information of the Ministry of Environment, 2191869
17 September 2010