Press Release

Opening ceremony of the EU funded Twinning project:

Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of water quality

 

On Wednesday, 31 May, an opening ceremony of the EU funded Twinning project: ‘Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of water quality’ will be organized at the EU Info Centre, at 14:00. Welcome addresses will be given by high representatives of the EU Delegation, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, and by the lead Member State Embassy.

 

Recognizing the need to improve the water quality management issues in the country, the European Union, through the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, is funding the Twinning Project ‘Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of water quality‘. The project duration is 21 months (May 2017 – January 2019) with a budget of 1.2 million Euros.

 

The main beneficiary institutions are the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and the Hydrometeorological Service. The main EU member state partners are Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt), Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and the National Institute for Public Health from The Netherlands.

 

The project purpose is to strengthen the administrative capacities in the area of water management by implementing the appropriate EU acquis. In particular the project will assist the national authorities in drafting the Vardar River Basin Management Plan and in harmonising and implementing secondary legislation in the area of water monitoring and water permitting.

 

Please find enclosed the agenda for the event.

 

The journalists and photographers are kindly invited to cover this event.

 

Additional information concerning the project:

 

Mr. Ylber Mirta, RTA Counterpart, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Tel:  +389 76 455 405; Email: i.mirta@moepp.gov.mk

 

For information relating to this Press Release please contact Mr Konstantin Jovanovski, Press and Information Officer. Tel: +389 (0)2 3248 500; E-mail: konstantin.jovanovski@ec.europa.eu

 

AGENDA [PDF, 269KB]