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Commenting article: Bulgaria Seeks BGN 18 M for Ailing Water Sector

Bulgaria’s water sector needs BGN 15-18 B to solve its problems as it remains one of the least reformed systems in the country, the environment minister has said.

“The funds are needed for an upgrade in the water sewage system, the building and repair of the purifying stations, restoration of the system for drainage in the country, shoring up river beds,” Minister Nona Karadzhova said on Monday.

According to the minister there are several options for financing, including the state budget, price hikes and concessions.

CJB - 19 Jul 2010 // 16:34:07

"An average 60% of water pumped in the pipes never reaches Sofia consumers, while in some regions losses account for up to 90 %."

Hey, this is quite efficient by Bulgarian standards!

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