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News Romania: €25 million to improve Bucharest environment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €25 million for the construction of the first phase for Bucharest's new wastewater treatment plant. It is the first installation of its kind in the Romanian Capital and will contribute to the improvement of the water quality of the Dambovita River and subsequently of the Danube.  The project will support the further implementation of EU environmental standards in Romania, as the plant will operate in full compliance with respective EU Directives. The plant – once both phases completed - will be one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Europe covering almost 2 million citizens of Bucharest whose untreated effluents represent one of the main sources of water pollution of the Danube river basin. See EC website for more details.

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Source of information EC
Keyword(s) wastewater treatment
Geographical coverage Romania
News date 20/06/2006
Working language(s) ENGLISH