Technical consultant for financing from the Cohesion Fund

TITLE: Technical assistance for the review and qualitative improvement of waste management and remediation programme documents supported by Cohesion Fund in Hungary (EuropeAid/119341/D/SV/HU)

CLIENT: EC / Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Υδάτων της Ουγγαρίας

DURATION: 9/2004 –

The project was implemented in the framework of the ISPA (Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession) Program and was elaborated by “EPEM SA (leader) – BC Berlin Consult GmbH – KszI Ltd”.

The project’s main goal was to provide technical assistance to the Hungarian competent authorities (Ministry of Environment and Water, Municipalities, National Development Office etc), in order to ensure the technically and economically effective implementation of the scheduled solid waste management and site remediation projects, as well as to accomplish the optimum utilization of the financing deriving from the Cohesion Fund.

The project referred to works to be developed in eight areas of Hungary, namely: County of Szabolcs–Szatmar–Bereg, Urom – Csokavar, Region of Mecsek–Drava, Mid-Danube Region, Town Gyor, Sopron Region, Heves Region and Mosonmagyarovar Region.

The works in the project area involved the construction of 15 landfills, 20 transfer stations, 10 material recycling facilities, 40 composting plants and 2 waste incinerators, as well as the restoration of sites of ~3.000 m2 and the utilization of ~300 waste dumpsites.

The project’s specific objectives included:

  • Review and assessment of the feasibility, EIA and techno-economic studies
  • Selection of the optimum waste management solution, in terms of technical and economic performance
  • Preparation of the Application Forms to the Cohesion Fund
  • Preparation of the tender documents for the construction works
  • Support during the tendering phase
  • Training of the actors involved in the preparation and implementation of the construction works (PIU, Municipal Authorities, MoEW etc)
  • Preparation of the Public Relations plan

Additionally, EPEM provided the conceptual study for waste incineration in Hungary, the strategy and action plan in implementing waste management projects utilizing Public Private Partnerships and EU funds and the prioritization of the works to be financed by EU funds.