Bulgaria and Greece launch cross-border flood defence project

Photo: BGNES

The start was given, at a press conference in Blagoevgrad, Southwestern Bulgaria, to a major Bulgaria-Greece project for joint coordination and reaction to the risk of flooding in the river basins of the cross-border rivers Strymon-Srtuma, Nestos-Mesta, Ardas-Arda and Evros-Maritsa.

The 4,482,557 euro project spans the period up until the end of March 2022. The aim is for the territories it covers to increase their adaptive capacity to climate change considerably. The two countries say that effective flood risk management is absolutely critical, as it affects large numbers of the population and extensive areas. 

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