MOEW plans to increase the revenues from fees in the budget for 2018 by BGN 5.1 million

02 Nov, 2017 | 16:20

The Ministry of Environment and Water plans to increase the fees revenues by BGN 5.1 million next year. That was made clear by the words of the Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov during the discussion on the budget bill for 2018, which was accepted by the Parliamentary Committee of Environment.

The main increase compared to this year is expected from fees under the Water Act, and the revenues are transferred to the Environmental Management Enterprise (EMEPA) for the financing of environmental projects. In the draft budget, the revenues of the Ministry of Environment and Waters estimated to BGN 56.3 million. They are mainly formed by revenues from state fees, fines, sanctions and concessions.

The projected expenditures in 2018 estimated to BGN 49.8 million and increased by BGN 3.8 million compared to 2017. Of these funds, BGN 2.3 million were for staff, 0.4 million - for maintenance. For closure and recultivation of existing landfills in the Montana and Gabrovo districts, BGN 1.1 million are provided as capital expenditures.

In 2018, the main directions of the administration's work are: management and control of water resources and waste, reduction of harmful emissions in the atmosphere, preservation of ecosystems and habitats, as well as environmental monitoring.