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SOFIA (Bulgaria), September 2 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo municipality sain on Monday it has opened a 2.6 million levs ($1.4 million/1.3 million euro) tender for the closure and recultivation of a waste deposit site located in the village of Sheremetya, in north-central Bulgaria.
The project will be partially financed with the municipality's own funds, while the bulk of the investment, some 2.1 million levs, will be provided by Bulgaria's Enterprise for Management of Environmental Protection Activities (EMEPA), the municipality said in a tender notice.
The recultivation of the Sheremetya landfill for solid household waste will be carried out in two stages - technical and biological recultivation.
Bids in the tender will be ranked according to price (60% weight in the overall score) and the term for completion of the technical recultivation.
The deadline for submitting offers is October 5. Works are expected to be completed within 48 months.
At the end of August, the environment ministry said that Bulgaria and the EU have jointly provided 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.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)