The entity will make an assignment to the public company Vaersa to begin the preparatory work to carry out the works
The Governing Board of the Vega Baja Sostenible Consortium approved yesterday definitively the project of management of the transfer plant of the municipality of Dolores. In this way, one more step is taken to start the installation works. For this purpose, a management assignment will be made to the public company Vaersa to begin the preparatory work.
Also, the Governing Board approved the acceptance of the agreement of cession by the City of Dolores of the land necessary to locate the transfer facility. “In this way we have taken a very important step and we have been waiting for a long time because we can finally entrust Vaersa with the construction of the transfer plant,” said the president of the Consortium, Manuel Pineda, adding that “this is another step the many that have had to give whose objective is to improve the management of waste in our region. ”
The municipality of Dolores is a pioneer with this transfer facility as it will be one of the most modern in the Valencian Community. The facility will employ 18 people and the investment is 1,145,029.25 euros. In addition, the town has made several environmental and awareness actions on the importance of recycling.
In this sense, the general director of Environmental Quality, Joan Piquer, said yesterday that “you need the transfer plants” referring to all the mayors of the town councils of Vega Baja. Piquer explained that the year 2019 is key to start up all possible facilities, as well as that each municipality affects recycling and door-to-door collection or other characteristics in reference to organic waste. Such is the case that in 2020 European Union sanctions may be imposed on municipalities if at least 50% of the waste generated is not recycled. Piquer said that community composting should be encouraged and that eco-parks would already represent 20% of recycling.
As for the Dolores transfer plant, the CEO announced that the Generalitat Valenciana, through the General Directorate of Environmental Quality and Climate Change, will allocate 800,000 euros of aid for the Consortium. Piquer said that this aid is complementary to others that may come from other administrations such as the Provincial Council of Alicante.
The Board of the entity also initially approved the feasibility study of the private initiative of a transfer plant. Now it will be the technical commission that analyzes all the documentation and, in any case, the Governing Board will have to approve this type of initiatives. In addition, if it were approved, the proposed project would have to go out to public tender.
The president of the entity, Manuel Pineda, said that “from the Consortium we continue to treat with total transparency any initiative that comes to us and following the administrative procedure, since any company can present a management project that will be analyzed by the technicians”. In this sense Pineda said that “this does not mean that it goes ahead, but that we have the obligation to examine the documentation and decide whether to admit it or not.”
The Vega Baja Sostenible Consortium is taking all the steps to leave projects and facilities on track. “Our goal is to leave things better than we found them, and we are fulfilling the objectives,” said Pineda, adding that “we have approved the transfer plant project and initially the network of ecoparks.” In this sense Pineda said that “one of the mobile ecoparks is already in operation, with a campaign at street level, and for this 2019 we hope to have one more”. Also, the president reminds that the image of the Vega Baja Sustainable Consortium has changed completely and “the objective is to continue with total transparency, informing the citizens of all the actions we are going to develop during this year”.