The mayor Ivo Dimov made a fist sod in relation to the construction works of a fire alarm tower. This is possible over the last years after the mayor and his team have worked hard on the implementation of a joint project with Uzunkupru, Turkey. The total cost of the project "Prevention and Minimization of The Risks for the Environment and Vision for Innovative Tools" under the INTERREG-IPA CBC Bulgaria-Turkey 2014-2020 Programme amounts to 581 483 41 euro. The allocated funds are 100% free financial support. The implementation period is 15 months , and Lead Partner is Dimitrovgrad Municipality.
The project aims to prevent natural and man-made disasters. On the territory of the Municipality of Dimitrovgrad will be built a fully automated system for early warning of forest fires with a range of 15 km.
On the other hand, a flood prevention system will be built in Uzunkupru, commented the Mayor Ivo Dimov. This was done in the presence of the Turkish Deputy Mayor Egin Bulut, the Director of the Regional Police for Combating Disasters and Damage in Haskovo - Commissioner Nikolay Valchev, the Chief of the Dimitrovgrad Fire Department - Inspector Ivan Pachov and representatives of the Contractor. The symbolic first sod was also attended by the chairman of Dimitrovgrad Municipal Council - Gergana Krasteva. Among the participants in the event were the district governor of Haskovo - Stanislav Dechev and the Deputy Mayor of Dimitrovgrad Municipality - Svetoslav Stoykov.
"For the wisdom of the ruling should be judged by their decisions!", the governor was categorical. He expressed his satisfaction with the managerial foresight of the mayors of Dimitrovgrad and Uzunkupru. "To confront the natural elements that are the most serious problem in our two regions is more than foresight. It is responsibility and wisdom," said Stanislav Dechev, District Governor.