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Another five million litas worth of EU support to improve ecological health of water bodies

2011-01-27

Recently, another LTL 5.35 mln. worth of EU support has been granted to improve the ecological health of water bodies in Lithuania. The funds will be used to clean the Šešupė, Rąžė and Nevėžis Rivers and Lakes Mažoji Dailidė and Kapstatas and to improve their shores. The administrations of the municipalities of Marijampolė, Palanga and Alytus cities and of Klaipėda and Panevėžys districts have developed projects for the management of the above water bodies in their respective territories that will be funded under the Operational Programme for Promotion of Cohesion. According to Inesis Kiškis, Deputy Director of the EU Assistance Management Department of the Ministry of Environment, a total of more than 109 mln. litas of EU support has been granted under this programme for improving the status of Lithuania's water bodies in 2007–2013. By 2011, 47 projects had already benefited from about 50 mln. litas allocated by orders of the Minister of Environment.

Ministry of Environment information, tel.: 266 3660

27 January 2011


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