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Environment Minister assures Premier Borissov that there will be no water crisis

| updated on 11/27/20 2:47 PM
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At a meeting with Premier Boyko Borissov Bulgaria’s Minister of Environment and Water Emil Dimitrov assured that there will be no water crisis in Burgas. For the purpose, all necessary measures will be taken in the coming months, Minister Dimitrov went on to say. “There will be enough drinking water and water for farmers”, Emil Dimitrov wrote on Facebook after the meeting with Premier Borissov. Earlier on Friday, Minister Dimitrov went unexpectedly to Bulgaria’s National Assembly and caused a scandal announcing that “dams in Bulgaria are at 45% of their volume to date”. He warned that the policy for dams was seriously lagging behind and predicted water crisis in agriculture in 2021. 

The condition of the Kamchia dam, which supplies drinking water to the coastal municipalities of Burgas and Pomorie, is worrying. "Burgas might be left without water next year," the minister said, comparing the situation to the serious water crisis in 2019 in the town of Pernik, close to the capital city of Sofia, and the water regime the population experienced there. According to Dimitrov, it was necessary to reach 70-75% of the capacity of dams in order to save agriculture in Bulgaria.

The information presented by Minister of Environment and Water Emil Dimitrov and his statement that "political decisions are ruining the dams" provoked a heated discussion in the plenary hall. The opposition demanded the resignation of the government.

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