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Within the Second Call for Proposals of Interreg - IPA Bulgaria-Turkey Cross-border Cooperation Program in cooperation with the Municipality of Uzunköpr and Dimitrovgrad start the implementation of the "Joint Initiatives for Flood Resilience Across Watersheds in CB Region/ FLOOD RESILIENCE” project with reference number CB005.2.11.113, which is a continuation of the PREVENT project, carried out under the first call for proposals of the same program.

The Flood Resilient Project will be implemented between July 23, 2019 and April 23, 2021 for 21 months and activities will be undertaken to prevent and mitigate the effects of natural and man-made disasters in the cross-border region within the competence of the municipalities of Dimitrovgrad and Uzunkopru. The total amount of the project is EUR 585 725,04.

Within the project; Uzunkopru and Dimitrovgrad municipalities will provide special equipment for riverbed cleaning, will analyze and identify "hot spots" with increased flood risk, and will work to raise awareness of local people about disaster prevention and rescue activities.

In addition, a joint volunteer group of citizens and young people will be set up under the project with aim to manage disasters.

Also the project activities include; analysis and mapping of flood hazard areas in the Uzunkopru and Dimitrovgrad areas. Innovative approaches will be implemented to ensure the sustainability of flood prevention measures in the cross-border area: both municipalities will purchase and use special machines to clean local riverbeds to prevent local flooding in the cross-border area. The river beds identified in the area will be cleaned and training will be provided for disaster protection among local people and children. It is also envisaged to create an online platform for the Joint Volunteer Group to reduce the risk of flooding in the cross-border region and ensure sustainability and cooperation on the project.

In the framework of the second call for proposals of Interreg - IPA Bulgaria-Turkey Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020, with the project activities of the Joint Action on Flood Resistance in the Cross-border Region / FLOOD RESILIENCE - FLOOD SUSTAINABLE / with number CB005.2.11.113 implementing in cooperation of Uzunkopru Municipality and Dimitrovgrad Municipality the first working meeting and press conference on the project was held on December 5-6, 2019 in Dimitrovgrad.

The press conference was attended by journalists from local newspapers, social media and television reporters from the Haskovo region. At the meeting, Mayor of Dimitrovgrad Ivo Dimov explained that the current project is the fourth joint project between the two municipalities and their second joint project for prevention of local floods.

 

The Mayor of Uzunköprü Ozlem Becan said that it was planned to buy professional machines that would help the two municipalities successfully to work to prevent any flooding in the target region. It was announced that it was not possible to purchase these machines with funds from the budgets of the two municipalities and thanks to the project and these machines many river beds in the region would be cleaned.

Project coordinators and municipal experts from both countries participated in the project partnership meeting. During the meeting, the main activities of the project, the joint work to be done and their time planning were discussed.





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Contact & İnfo

Dimitrovgrad Municipalty Project Coordinator
Petya Tisheva
msp3@dimitrovgrad.bg

Uzunköprü Municipalty Project Coordinator
İbrahim Çekiç
ibrahim.cekich@gmail.com

Uzunköprü Belediyesi

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