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The Ministry of Environment is the first to start with the EU's 2014-2020 financing program

2014-04-15

“In the coming years, the water management infrastructure will be improved for almost 50 of this country's cities and towns – the projects we have planned will help us ensure that residents have quality drinking water supplies and waste water management,” - said Minister of Environment Valentinas Mazuronis.

EU support funds will be used to achieve this goal. The Ministry of Environment is the first in the country to begin its 2014-2020 EU financing program. At the end of last week, the minister approved the first list of national projects planned with general funding from this program.

This list includes 26 water management projects. 180 mil. Lt in EU funds will be used to implement them. The water management infrastructure in 46 residential areas will be managed with these funds.

One of the largest projects will be a water supply and waste-water management infrastructure development project in three residential areas in the Vilnius region – Skaidiškės, Marijampolis and Rukainiai. The project will cost more than 20 mil. Lt. The water supply and waste-water management infrastructure projects in the Vilnius regional residential areas of Paberžė and Anavilis have 15.8 mil. Lt set aside for them, and roughly 16 mil. Lt will be spent on projects in the capital itself. In the Klaipėda port city and region (Pirekulė, Mickai, Dituva, Kuodžiai, Agluonėnai, Stragnai II, Dauparai, Šlapšilė, Gobergiškė, Jonušai), 14 mil. Lt will be spent on a similar project.

These projects will ensure that residents have quality drinking water supply and waste-water management services. Once they are implemented, 12,296 residents will be connected to waste-water management networks and 8,772 will be connected to water supply networks. 7 water purification facilities and 8 waste-water cleaning facilities will be built, and 5 water purification facilities will be reconstructed. 174 km of waste-water removal networks and 146 km of water supply networks will be laid.

Public Information Division
2014-04-15

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