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Bulgaria's Belovo restarts tender for waste deposit site recultivation

Author Mario Tanev
Bulgaria's Belovo restarts tender for waste deposit site recultivation Photo: Bulgaria's Ministry of Environment and Water/ All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 11 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Belovo municipality said on Monday that it has restarted a tender for awarding a contract for the closure and recultivation of a waste deposit site.

The estimated value of the contract has been lowered to 3.7 million levs ($2.1 million/1.9 million euro) from 3.9 million levs in the initial procedure, according to documents filed with the public procurement agency by Belovo municipality.

The initial tender was launched on October 10 but subsequently cancelled on October 25.

The project benefits from EU funding under Operational Programme Environment 2014-2020.

The deadline for submitting offers is December 12.

Bids will be ranked according to price, which carries 40% weight, and technical criteria.

In August, the environment ministry said that Bulgaria and the EU are jointly providing close to 300 million levs for recultivation of municipality-owned waste deposit sites in the country. The investments envisage closure and recultivation of old waste depots which are in breach of environmental requirements as well as setting up new regional systems for waste management. There are about 110 such waste depots in the country, with some of them already recultivated, the ministry said at the time.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)