BCC unites builders, municipalities and state in a dialogue on common goals

Investors, beneficiaries and contractors should jointly and severally bear their responsibility. They should work in close communication and unreserved support for the common goal – maximum absorption of EU funds for the next 2014-2020 programming period. Efforts are needed now, not tomorrow. We should be working for the preparation of perfect projects, their better management from start to completion and more qualified performance. These sentences briefly formulate the conclusions of the two-day seminar on “Problems in the absorption of EU funds and ways to solve them” held in Pravets. It was organized by the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW), Ministry of Environment and Water (MEW), governors of the Southwestern Region and the Regional Association of Municipalities “Center”. Co-organizer and media partner of the forum was “Stroitel” newspaper. In the previous issue we briefly told about the opening of the forum, which was first of the six ones, devoted to planning in separate regions of the country. Among participants in it was the BCC Chairman Eng. Svetoslav Glosov, Deputy Chairman Venelin Terziev, BCC Regional Office –Sofia Chairman Eng. Nikolai Stankov and Asparuh Asparuhov, Chairman of the Regional Association of Municipalities “Center”. The forum was attended by the member of the BCC Executive Board Eng. Nikolai Nikolov as well as regional chairmen of the Chamber in Plovdiv – Plamen Ivanov, in Pernik – Dimitar Zhivkov and in Kyustendil – Eng. Atanas Kirilov. In it participated also the Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Water Association and BCC Regional Office – Sofia Eng. Blagoy Kozarev. The two ministries – MRDPW and MEW were presented at level heads of managing authorities for operational programs, respectively Denitsa Nikolova – Chief Director of Directorate “Programming of Regional Development “ at MRDPW and Malina Krumova, Director of Directorate “Cohesion Policy for Environment” at MEW. Among guest speakers at the seminar was also FLAG fund Executive Director Nadya Dankinova. Moderator at the seminar was Assoc. Prof. Georgi Manliev.