On 06.07.2021 in Strumica, the final press-conference of the “Joint actions for prevention and reduction of the consequences of disasters in the municipalities of Sandanski and Radovish” project, implemented in partnership with municipality of Sandanski in Republic of Bulgaria and municipality of Radovish in Republic of North Macedonia, was held.
The Centre for development of the South-East planning region hosted the press-conference, which was attended by the partners of this project from municipality of Sandanski, R. Bulgaria, as well as other stakeholders and target groups from the South-East planning region.
The press-conference commenced with a welcome speech from the Director of the Centre for development of the South-East region, Ms. Zhulieta Gjurkova, who is also the Project manager of the project.
“Unfortunately, we are still confronting the fact that some people refuse to believe in the climate changes, while we are aware that there are many. The positive thing is that lately all the cross border projects, aside from construction activities, have a part for raising the public awareness for these problems, and through these kinds of projects exactly is how we plan to contribute to raising the public awareness in the citizens in the future” announced Ms. Zhulieta Gjurkovа.
The conference proceeded with a presentation of the accomplished results in the frames of the project. With the implementation of this project, it was accomplished to significantly reduce the risk of floods in the cross border region; a green infrastructure was built, minimizing the negative consequences of the floods; and the awareness in the youth of the consequences of climate changes was raised.
As a result of this project, the riverbed of the Sushica river in municipality of Radovish, Republic of North Macedonia and the riverbed of the Bistrica river in municipality of Sandanski, Republic of Bulgaria were successfully reconstructed, which contributes to increase of safety from natural disasters in the cross border region.
The duration of this project was 24 months, being implemented starting from July 2019 to July 2021. The total value of this project is 587.931,97 Euros.
The project is financed by the European Union and the National Funds of the participating countries.
This project is co-funded by EU through Interreg-IPA CBC Programme Bulgaria - Republic of North Macedonia
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