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SKOPJE (Macedonia), May 19 (SeeNews) - Macedonia has built and put into operation a waste water treatment plant worth 6.7 million euro ($7.5 million) near Skopje, former governing conservative VMRO-DPMNE party said.
Slovenia's government financed the construction of the plant with a grant of 1.5 million euro, 1 million euro came from Skopje's municipal budget and 4.2 million euro was provided by Macedonia's government, the party said in a statement on Thursday.
The new facility will purify waste water from local households before releasing it into the Vardar river, a Macedonian environment ministry official in charge of the project told SeeNews by phone.
Slovenian engineering company Riko has provided the technology for the project and has hired several Macedonian subcontractors to carry out the works, the official added.
The facility is part of a larger project including one more plant, located near Skopje, which awaits technical approval in order to be put into use, VMRO-DPMNE said.
Riko is Slovenian engineering company, which provides technological solutions in the fields of industry, energy, environmental protection, logistics systems and construction.
($ = 0.8978 euro)