Municipal Infrastructure Development Project
Municipal Infrastructure Development Project (MIDP) is implemented by the Ministry of Regional Development through the Project Implementation Unit.
The Project comprises the following three components:
Component 1: Project Implementation Support Assitance.
Component 2: Preparation of Regional Water and Waste Water Master Plans covering the whole of Bulgaria, with the exclusion of Sofia City.
Component 3: Provision of works and goods related to Completion and Rehabilitation of Dams: (i) completion of Luda Yana dam, including its associated water treatment plant; (ii) completion of Plovdivtsi dam, including its associated water treatment plant; (iii) completion of Neikovtsi dam, including its associated water treatment plant; and (iv) rehabilitation of Studena dam.
The main objective of the Project is to improve the condition of the water supply infrastructure in Bulgaria and to ensure the planning of its long-term development. Its implementation will help Bulgaria to conform the provisions of the European Directives about portable water supply.
The value of the project is 101 199 375 euros, 80% of it is is a loan provided for the Republic of Bulgaria by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank) while the rest 20% are ensured from the state budget. The project was launched in 2010.
The main objective of Municipal Infrastructure Development Project is to improve the quality and guarantee constant water supply and sewerage services in Bulgaria and to improve the capacity for investment planning in the water sector.
The Managing Authority of Municipal Infrastructure Development Project is the Ministry of Regional Development. The Project Implementation Unit at MRD established specially for the Project manages all three components. Leader of the Project is eng. Ivan Andreev.