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27.09.2018 15:16
Municipalities will receive BGN 1.1 million for measures against air pollution

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Measures against air pollution will be directed in two directions. The first is that the municipalities will receive BGN 1.12 million. The second measures are national and should be taken by the respective ministries. This is what Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Simeonov said during the presentation of the draft National Program for the Improvement of the Ambient Air Quality 2018-2024, quoted by Focus.

"Today, with the help of the World Bank and the efforts of the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW), we already have this document, which is the result of the government's financial policy to improve the purity of atmospheric air. This priority is raised not only due to sanctions from the EU, but a commitment we have made to society, "Simeonov said. According him, the government will rely on the National Association of Municipalities to work together.

He pointed out that the government should provide an improving environment for life. "There are serious upgrades as well as a major change - I can say, as one of the oldest people in this room that I was riding in steam locomotives that sparkled black clouds. Even my brother’s eye suffered exactly from one such spark. In comparison with these times - the 50-60 years ago, the present state of the atmospheric air is a kind of complete sterility, "added Simeonov.

The event was attended by his colleague - the Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov. According to him, this year Varna is expected to leave the list of cities that have exceeded the fine particulate matter. "In our stations we monitor 10 indicators and in all except one, Bulgaria has achieved the requirements of the European legislation, we have a problem with fine dust particles and we are sanctioned for this," Dimov informed.

He pointed out that the new Road Traffic Act is in force from the 6th of June, which regulates the police's connection with the technical checkpoints, which can carry out official deregistration. "There is already a change in the regime whereby secondary catalysts can be purchased, and each catalyst has to be accompanied by documents, otherwise it will be considered stolen, and the Ecotax for the motor vehicle has been introduced," Dimov said. The next direction in which the parliament will work is domestic heating.

TAGS: air pollution | varna | road traffic | municipalities 

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