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Bulgaria to spend nearly $1 billion to improve water, sewerage infrastructure

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Bulgaria would invest 1.59 billion BGN ($962 million) in the construction or upgrade of water supply and sewerage facilities in 51 settlements.

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Nikolay Nankov, the country's Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, said at a conference that nearly 1,300 km of water and sewerage pipelines would be built or upgraded with the money provided under the Operational Programme Environment 2014-2020.

Meanwhile, two sewage treatment plants and a drinking water treatment plant would be built, he said.

In addition, 15 sewage treatment plants, a drinking water treatment plant and 146 pumping stations would be reconstructed, according to Nankov.

The minister stressed that the water supply and sewerage is vital for the country.

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