In the last three years alone, public institutions have awarded contracts worth over 1 billion euros for the construction of roads and sewerage networks, with minimal environmental protection measures.
Today on World Environment Day, KDI encourages public institutions to seriously commit to environmental protection, coordinate actions, update national environmental protection laws and strategies, and increase the level of public accountability for implementing these policies.
During 2017-2019, in Kosovo were given 326 contracts for the construction of sewers in the amount of 43 million euros, while only 8 contracts for wastewater treatment were given in the amount of 2.2 million euros, regardless of the fact that the budget for wastewater implants / treatment for 2018-2019 was over 32 million euros.
According to Kosovo Water Pollutants Cadastre river pollution in Kosovo comes largely from sewerage networks.
The Law on Environmental Impact Assessment does not provide provisions that require estimates for capital investments in sewerage networks, despite the fact that they are the main polluters of our rivers.
#NO to burying rivers and putting them in pipes
#NO to pollution of rivers
#NO to destruction of river beds
#NO to illegal mining and quarrying
#NO to illegal logging.