“I am glad that such plants exist because this is the economy and the industry of Bulgaria”, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said at the official launching of the newly built installation for recovery of sorted household waste.
“This is a good example how municipalities can co-operate and as a result of this energy is produced that decreases the prime cost of production”, Borisov said. He congratulated the Holcim management, the local authorities and the government for the efforts and said that other Bulgarian mayors should multiply this process.
The new facility is worth EUR 6.5 million. It is located in the Holcim Beli Izvor cement plant near Vratsa. EUR 1.7 million of the investment were covered by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Competitiveness Operational Programme, Priority Axis “Raising the Efficiency of the Companies and Development of a Favourable Business Environment”.
The installation enables the increase of the volume of recovered combustible waste by more than 35,000 tonnes per year. The main supplier of sorted waste will be the Sofia Municipality and the municipalities in the region.
Waste recovery and its usage as an energy resource is a practice that will help reduce the emissions of CO2 and decrease the volume of waste.
The event was attended by the Minister of labour and social policy, Mr. Totyu Mladenov and the Mayor of Sofia, Ms. Yordanka Fandakova.