Bucharest completes sewage treatment plant that treats all waste water

Alina Oprea
The works at the Glina Wastewater Treatment Plant have been completed. After 48 years, we can finally say that Bucharest has a sewage treatment plant that treats all wastewater in the capital, announced mayor Nicușor Dan. Until now, the water from Bucharest's sewers flowed into Dâmboviţa, from there into Argeş, then into the Danube and the Black Sea, polluting all these waters. Now, with the expansion and modernization of the Station, the water from the sewage system will be mechanically and biologically purified 100%.

"I visited the Station today, together with the French Ambassador, Nicolas Warnery, the representative of the Spanish Embassy, ​​Ms. Ana Hernandez, officials of the European Investment Bank, and the directors of the companies that took care of this project. Thank you to everyone involved in this project, and thank you to the builders who continued to work, although they were not paid for a long time. I thank the EIB for being lenient with us in difficult financial moments for the Capital City Hall", says the mayor.

The value of the investment was RON 650 million (€130 million), the money mostly coming from the World Bank, with co-financing provided by the Romanian state and the Municipality of Bucharest, through a loan from the European Investment Bank.

"It was a difficult project, which I took over 3 years ago, at 40%, in very difficult conditions, with blocked accounts, with doubts from everyone that it could be completed", he adds.

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Green Forum  |  23 April, 2024 at 11:00 AM