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Construction of Cerknica wastewater treatment plant

8. 12. 2011

Marko Rupar, Mayor of the Municipality of Cerknica, and Janez Škrabec, Director of the RIKO company, have signed a contract for the project "Collection and treatment of waste water in the basin of the Ljubljanica, central wastewater treatment plant in the Municipality of Cerknica" today in Cerknica.

Riko, together with its two partners – the companies Hidroinženiring and Kraški zidar, was selected in a public tender as the contractor of the project of the Municipality of Cerknica, "Collection and treatment of waste water in the basin of the Ljubljanica, subproject: Central wastewater treatment plant in the Municipality of Cerknica". The supervision of the execution of the works will be carried out by the company DRI upravljanje investicij.

The project is partly financed by the Cohesion Fund of the European Union under the Operational Programme of Environmental and Transport Infrastructure. The project includes the construction of the central wastewater treatment plant Cerknica – Dolenja vas for a capacity of 12,000 PE. As the general contractor, Riko will provide planning based on the tender documentation, implementation of preparatory earth, construction, mechanical, electrical works and equipment, supply of technological equipment, launch, trial operation, and the execution of all finishings. The value of the project is € 3,997,307.00 excluding VAT, or € 4,796,768.40 including VAT.

Riko will hand over the central treatment plant into operation in summer 2014. During the execution of the project, the existing wastewater treatment plant will remain in operation.

The construction of the central wastewater treatment plant will reduce pressure on the natural environment, improve the quality of surface and underground water due to the construction of a comprehensive sewage system, reduce emissions into water from municipal sources of pollution, improve the health and living conditions of the population, improve the economic infrastructure to facilitate further industrial and other economic development of the region, including the development of the residential environment.