With an one-day conference on 28 March British Embassy in Skopje successfully completed project support on water management in Macedonia. The project outputs include improved legal framework and enhanced centralised system for managing water resources, issuing permits for water usage and better access of citizens to water resources.
Our Ambassador Christopher Yvon spoke at the conference along with Minister of Environment and Physical Planning Abdulakim Ademi and Kiril Ristovski, director of the Centre for Eco Democracy – Florazon.
In his speech Ambassador Yvon said:
The cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and Florazon is a solid example of a mutually beneficial partnership between government and civil society. The UK is a longstanding supporter of Macedonia in its journey towards European integration. One of the areas in working towards European integration is the environment and the last progress report pointed out where further efforts on water management would be valuable. I appreciate the commitment and dedication of the ministry and Florazon to the aims of this project and welcome the contribution made by all those who contributed in the consultation stages. It is a step towards greater transparency, and improved access by consumers – vital ingredients in the process of water management.
The project was implemented in the period of November 2012 to March 2013 by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning in cooperation with the Center for Eco Democracy Florazon with support of the British Embassy in Macedonia.