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PRESS RELEASE Regarding the launch of the Project ’’Closure of temporary municipal waste landfills in Botoşani Municipality, Botoşani County’’

Botoșani City Hall, as Project Promoter, together with the Bucharest National Research and Development Institute for Environmental Protection (INCDPM Bucharest), organized the launch conference for the Project ’’Closure of temporary municipal waste landfills in Botoşani Municipality, Botoşani County’’ on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, in the meeting room of the Local Council within Botoșani City Hall.

The total value of the project is 12,369,750.00 lei, of which 12,369,750.00 lei represents non-refundable financial assistance: 10,514,287.50 lei from the EEA Financial Mechanism (85%) and 1,855,462.50 lei from the national budget (15%). The project is implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, through the RO-Environment Programme, financed by the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014 – 2021, and the project implementation period is between November 24, 2022 and April 30, 2024.

During the Project Launch Conference, information was presented regarding the project, the general objective, the specific objectives, the schedule of activities during the implementation period and the expected results following the implementation of the project.

The general objective of the project is to increase the capacity of Botoșani Municipality to manage/reduce/eliminate the risks generated by hazardous substances and municipal waste, during the 18 months of project implementation.

The specific objectives are as follows:

  • Determining the impact of the closure of 3 temporary municipal waste storage sites on the environment, within 18 months of project implementation;
  • Planning and implementation of the plan of measures to close the 3 temporary municipal waste warehouses, during the 18 months of project implementation;
  • Promotion of the pilot intervention carried out with the support of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, during the 18 months of project implementation.

The results foreseen in the project are the following:

  • a project implementation strategy;
  • informative events through launch conferences, project wrap-up event, and a workshop to present the results after 9 months of project implementation;
  • 3 Reports on the environmental impact of the closure of temporary municipal waste storage sites (3 storage sites);
  • a plan for monitoring the environmental factors during the completion of the closing works of the temporary municipal waste storage sites;
  • awareness meetings on the impact of hazardous substances and municipal waste on the environment and public health;
  • elaborated and validated temporary storage site closure measures plan;
  • 3 temporary municipal waste storage facilities closed according to legal provisions;
  • 1 best practice guide on the closure of temporary municipal waste storage sites. This guide can also be used by other public authorities for their own locations, thus contributing to increasing the risk management capacity determined by the hazardous substances in the body of the storage facilities.

 

The participants to the launch conference for the Project ’’Closure of temporary municipal waste landfills in Botoşani Municipality, Botoşani County’’ were representatives of Botoșani town hall, Mrs. Marisanda Pîrîianu, RO-Environment Program Manager, from the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests (online participation), members of the project implementation teams from the two partner institutions, from the Botoșani Environmental Protection Agency, ADI ECOPROCES Botoșani, and media representatives.

 

 

 

Contact information:

Project Manager – Bogdan Gabriel Bețenchibogdan.betenchi@primariabt.ro

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