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Guests from Saxony show particular interest in waste management

2012-09-18

’s Vice-Minister of Environment, Aleksandras Spruogis, has met with Frank Kupfer, Saxon State Minister of the Environment and Agriculture, and his delegation. During the meeting, the guests were acquainted with the structure and activities of the Ministry of Environment and were presented with detailed information on the management of EU support.

The Saxon minister told about the use of EU funds in Saxony . The guests were particularly interested in the activities of the Waste Department of the Lithuanian Ministry of Environment. According to them, Saxony has modernised its waste management infrastructure. The number of landfills has been reduced from 100 to 7. Natural habitats have been restored in the closed landfills, but they need to be cared for and monitored. Saxony now has four mechanical-biological waste treatment plants and one waste incineration plant.

The meeting also addressed contaminated area cleaning and climate protection issues. The guests were acquainted with the implementation of the EU Directive on urban waste water treatment in . Saxony has already implemented this Directive.

The representatives of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and ’s Saxon State Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture agreed to continue to exchange information in dealing with relevant environmental issues.

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18 September 2012

 

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