Ambassador Jan Lundin and his team were present at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection, and the City of Nis, represented by State Secretary Stana Bozovic and Mayor Darko Bulatovic.
The MoU concerns the preparation of technical documentation related to the project of building a system for collecting and treating waste water in Nis. This project is one of the biggest infrastructural projects within environment protection, and Sweden is funding the development of the technical documentation.
The project of collection and treatment of wastewater for the City of Nis includes construction of a new collector, restoration of existing, afterwards, the city plant for waste water treatment, as well as additional treatment of sludge. Complete project and technical documentation for the plant and sewage will be funded from the new support programs of the Swedish International Development Agency to the environmental sector in Serbia, PEID, “Preparation and development investments in the environment ”, which starts on 25 July 2016 and is worth almost 3 million EUR.
Mayor Darko Bulatovic said that the project was important for the citizens of Nis and announced that the construction of facilities for the wastewater treatment plant would begin in 2019.