15 February 2017

"EU for YOU" Campaign in Gevgelija

The Ambassador Samuel Žbogar, Head of Delegation of the European Union, visited the city of Gevgelija, as part of the recently launched "EU for YOU" campaign. Together with the Mayor of Gevgelija Mr. Ivan Frangov he attend the launching event of the project "Improvement in the water supply system in the city of Gevgelija".

The campaign "EU for YOU" has the objective to raise awareness and inform the public about the EU assistance in the country.

As the first theme is environment, the campaign travels to places across the country where the EU gives assistance for fighting pollution and providing 'Clean Environment for All' (the motto for this theme).

The overall EU assistance to the country in the field of environment amounts to more than 80 million euros under IPA I (2007-2013) whereas further support of 100 million euros is planned under the next IPA II financial allocation.

The project "Improvement in the water supply system in the city of Gevgelija" aims at improving the water supply system i.e. the quality of the drinking water in the cities of Gevgelija and Bogdanci. Thanks to the project, the health of the population will be preserved, the economy of the households will be improved and the local economy be boosted. The entire project includes construction of 4 boreholes, pump stations, chlorination station, and water pipeline and water tank with capacity of 1000 m3.

The total value of the project is 1.7 million euro, and the IPA grant is providing 17,5% of its total value (EUR 260,000 VAT free)