The City of Nis was visited by the representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Mrs. Stana Bozovic, the European Union Delegation in Serbia, Richard Masa, as well as representatives of the Office for European Integration of the Republic of Serbia. The occasion for the visit of the city of Nis was the presentation of a feasibility study for the project of waste collection and treatment of waste water in this city. The study should make it possible for Nis to enter the program of development assistance to pre-accession funds of the EU, IPA 2017, and obtain grant for the construction of waste water treatment and sewerage network.
This kind of support from the pre-accession funds of the European Union, would represent THE LARGEST INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT in the field of environmental protection, which is financed from the EU pre-accession funds of the European Union.
“Through the cooperation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the City of Nis, with the support of the European Union, the largest infrastructure project in the field of environmental protection in the pre-accession period will be implemented here. The value of the plant for waste water, from the construction and reconstruction of sewerage network, far exceeds what we have so far financed, and the funds will be provided to the Government of the Republic of Serbia from EU pre-accession funds, “said State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Mrs. Stana Bozovic, and congratulated the new Mayor of Nis, Mr. Bulatovic, on his efforts to venture into such a valuable infrastructure project, which will ensure clean rivers, the sustainability of water resources, a healthy environment and health of citizens.
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 Environment ”, which starts on July 25th , 2016 and is worth almost 3 million EUR.