High-tech equipment to combat spills and solid waste from shipping in sea and river ports is due to start operating in the summer. This is whast the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Vladimir Varbanov stated today in Varna at the presentation of the specialized equipment purchased by Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.). According to him, the reception facilities for separate waste collection have already been delivered to the ports of Burgas, Varna, Ruse, Lom and Silistra, and are expected to start performing their functions after a procedure for selecting an operator.
"In Bulgaria so far there has been no system for collecting waste from river vessels, but with the new technology this will change. In the seaports we are upgrading the existing model, as the new one is in terms of waste from yachts or service ships, for which there has been no suitable equipment so far", Varbanov commented.
This is the first highly specialized equipment of this type, which is included in the assets of BPI Co. The investment under the Operational Program "Transport and Transport Infrastructure" is approximately BGN 13 million, and the new equipment will enable the company to quickly and efficiently fulfill its obligations to protect the marine and river environment in the waters of Bulgarian ports.