The first spot
belongs to eKapija's reporting on the topic of the waste incinerator in Vinca
. The project of the construction of the municipal waste treatment plant was initiated two years ago with the signing of a public-private partnership between the City of Belgrade and the Beo Cista Energija consortium, but the European Investment Bank withdrew from financing the project, because, as the EU Delegation to Serbia emphasized for our portal, the incineration of waste is only allowed in extraordinary cases, when there is no other solution.
The second spot
belongs to the Draft Agreement on the Construction of the Waste Water Treatment Facility in Belgrade
. At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese company CMEC, the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of Serbia, Zorana Mihajlovic, pointed out that Belgrade was the only city in Europe without a water filtering facility and that its construction would solve a decades-long problem.
In the third place
on our list is eKapija's comprehensive look into how to improve the waste management system
. Filip Abramovic, the assistant minister from the Sector for Waste Management and Waste Waters, announced a network of 27 regional centers for waste management. A new waste management strategy with a national waste management plan is being prepared, as is the new decree on the plan for reducing packaging waste, and there are also efforts to improve the sustainable system of financing in the waste management sector and to develop a “green economy” strategy.
The fourth spot
belongs to the article about the necessity of a new waste water collector at RTB Bor. More precisely, the repair of the collector at this mining complex
, whose breaking would lead to a major environmental disaster, has been postponed since 2017. The state budget for 2019 featured RSD 1.1 billion for the construction of a new collector. The construction was announced again at the end of the year, but hasn't started yet.