Gabriela Firea , Source: Facebbok/Gabriela Firea

Bucharest City Hall in the final stages of building the Glina Wastewater Treatment Plant

Bucharest City Hall in the final stages of building the Glina Wastewater Treatment Plant

The largest environmental investment in Southeast Europe is reaching its desired outcome

The largest environmental investment in Southeast Europe is about to reach its desired outcome, informed Gabriela Firea, mayor of Bucharest on her Facebook profile. The sludge incinerator is 85% complete and the works on the Glina Wastewater Treatment Plant are advancing.

The largest environmental project in Romania is financed with EU Cohesion Funds and an EIB loan. The Glina Plant, in its entirety, is an investment worth over 390 million euros (of which 226.5 million insured from non-reimbursable funds, and the rest representing the contribution of the City Hall of Bucharest).

Benefits for the health of the population and for the protection of the environment

Through this major environmental project, the construction of the first sludge incinerator in Romania is progressing steadily. With the completion of the treatment plant, the inhabitants of Bucharest and the surroundings of the Romanian capital will benefit from a cleaner environment, without polluted waters and better sewage services.

The actual works started in the spring of 2019. Less than a year later, the sludge incinerator is almost ready and the equipment is mounted in place.

The incinerator will be able to pick up the sludge from the treatment centre and dispose of it quickly and efficiently. Currently, there is physical progress of 40% for the whole contract, while at the sludge incinerator itself, the degree of completion is 85%.

The benefits of such a project are immeasurable, both in terms of population health, environmental protection, and, of course, in terms of waste management, through the manner in which sludge is stored at the plant. The venue itself will benefit from a new wastewater treatment line that will be correlated with the rehabilitation of the existing line.

In addition to the treatment plant and incinerator, work was done in parallel to expand and modernize the sewage network. It has been in operation for over 40 years in some parts of the city and for over 100 in others.

The works are implemented on 9 sections, ie almost 50% of the length of the historical collectors, located along the Dâmbovița River. At the end of the project, the length of rehabilitated sewage networks will be 10 km.



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