The final conference of the project "Development of
Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management in Local Governments in
Serbia", which is implemented under the Exchange 3 Programme, was held on
8 December 2011 in Dimitrovgrad. The meeting was opened by Mayor of
Dimitrovgrad, Dr. Vladica Dimitrov, and then the participants were addressed by:
Ivan Božović, a representative of the Standing Conference of Towns and
Municipalities - Project Monitor, Božidar Tanić, Project Manager, Velimir
Mitrović, Assistant Mayor of Čačak for local economic development and
environmental protection, and Radomir Zlokolica, Director of the PUC from Žabalj.
The conference was attended by Miloje Vojinović, Director
of PUC "Komunalac" from Čačak, Slobodan Antov, Director of PC
'Komunalac" in Dimitrovgrad, Dušan Jakovljević, Director of Enviteh
company, Danka Ranđić, coordinator from Čačak, Dejan Cvetkov, Coordinator from
Dimitrovgrad, Anita Kostov, Training Expert, and Mirjana Panov, Technical
Operations Expert, representatives of local self-government, schools, media and
Dr. Vasil Velčev, Deputy Mayor of Dimitrovgrad and
partners from the Republic of Germany: Andreas Hakental, Mayor of Morbach, and
Dragana Oberst, project coordinator and director of the Centre for Technology
Transfer for Southeast Europe, and Professor Thomas Keller from the Institute
IFAS from Birkenfeld participated in the work through the internet video link.
Mayor of Morbach thanked for the excellent cooperation
and successful implementation of the Project, and expressed a wish for further
cooperation between the partner municipalities through new projects, and
promised generous support.
Then the Serbian experts on the project held a video
presentation of their work and activities conducted, and Professor Thomas
Keller has transferred the positive practice of municipal solid waste
management in Germany and some developing countries.
The achieved results of the project primarily are: Created
conditions for establishing a system of comprehensive education of citizens in
waste management, created conditions for the creation and further development
of the separation of municipal solid waste in the Municipality of Dimitrovgrad
and Žabalj, and established process of more efficient utilization of waste, as
well as reduced level of waste in landfills that can be reused.
In the end, the Project management team presented
Practicum "Integrated Management of Municipal Solid Waste in the Municipality
of Dimitrovgrad" which is the result of implemented project activities.
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