New Cohesion Policy - Bulgaria
"Bulgaria has achieved impressive things with EU Funds since accession in 2007. I am thinking for example at the Sofia metro or the improvements of drinking water supply in Gabrovo region. I am confident that the debate with cohesion policy stakeholders of 7 June will decisively enrich our common reflections on what our funds for 2021-2027 can do to keep on improving the daily lives of EU citizens." Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu
Gabrovo Clean Water Supply
The aim of this EU cohesion policy project was to improve the quality of the water, raise hygiene standards and reduce the environmental impact of the water supply system in the central Bulgarian region of Gabrovo.
The work consisted of the reconstruction of the drinking water treatment plant, building a new pumping station and renovating four others, and upgrading 76 km of the water supply system. Parts of the sewage system have been rehabilitated and extended and the waste-water treatment plant has been reconstructed as well.
BThe project has created 400 jobs during the implementation phase and around 63 000 people will benefit from improvements thanks to it. Reliable and compliant water services will make the area more attractive to investors.