The municipality of Karlovo prepared a project, but to start the actual cleaning of the river bed in the risky sections, but permission is still awaited. This is what Dani Kanazireva, the former regional governor of Plovdiv, said in the evening block “This is Bulgaria” on Radio “Focus”.
But according to her, in order to actually start cleaning a given river, the mayor should prepare a project. “The municipality of Karlovo prepared such a project, agreed, but in order to start the actual cleaning, it should be issued on the basis of the document signed by me as the regional governor at the time and an approved and agreed project, a permit should be issued by the “Basin Directorate”, from RIWS Plovdiv , from those institutions that are directly responsible. Unfortunately, even 2 years later, such permission has not been issued.
She noted that 2 months after she signed the documents, the first regular elections of 2021 were held. According to her, however, there is chaos, which exists already in the second year of the country’s governance.
“The lack of stability in the country is also reflected at the regional level. At the regional level, I can speak for Plovdiv that not a single project is moving forward for the second year. And these, as in this case, have been maturing and waiting for years,” noted Kanazireva.
According to her, the cleaning of a river, based on the necessary documents, has been waiting for years. “As with the Stryama River, you can see that the mayor has been waiting for 2 years and still does not have a permit with an effective agreement with the regional administration from 2021. The same is the situation with the Municipality of Stamboliyski. The contract for the landfill near the village of Tsalapitsa, as far as I know, has not yet been signed in force, which I have signed, and they still do not have permits issued,” Kanazireva gave an example.
The former regional governor of Plovdiv also said that many times these institutions justify themselves with appeals to the procedures. “I categorically do not agree, I do not accept it as a justification, because the law allows preliminary implementation when there is an established risk. And such an established risk in both sections, both at Karlovo and here, has been established by more than 9 state institutions,” she emphasized.
“All this chaos, this timelessness, the last year or year and a half has blocked the state institutions even more, led to the delay of absolutely all projects – not one implemented, not one started”, added Dani Kanazireva.