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Sewerage system and treatment plant in Litija and Šmartno

7. 5. 2012
Today, Mr Janez Škrabec, Director of Rico, signed a set of contracts with Mr Franci Rokavec, Mayor of the Municipality of Litija, and Mr Milan Izlakar, Mayor of the Municipality of Šmartno pri Litiji, at the Bogenšperk Castle for the project “Construction of sewerage system and central treatment plants in the municipalities of Litija and Šmartno pri Litija”.
Riko, d.o.o was selected in the public tender published by the Municipality of Litija for the project “Construction of sewerage system and central treatment plants in the municipalities of Litija and Šmartno pri Litija” as a general contractor for the construction project within the context of the group of projects associated with wastewater drainage and treatment in the Sava river basin - phase II. The subcontractor selected to carry out all the construction work is the company Trgograd, d.o.o. from Litija and the subcontractor in charge of supervising the work is the company Projekt d.d. from Nova Gorica.

The project involves the planning, design and construction of a sewerage system for the Municipality of Litija, the planning, design and construction of a sewerage system for the Municipality of Šmartno pri Litiji and the planning, design and construction of a central wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 11,000 PE. As the general contractor, Rico will carry out the project planning on the basis of the tender documents; this includes the preparatory work, earthworks, construction work, machinery jobs and electrician jobs, the supply of technological equipment, the startup and test run and the finishing work. The project is worth € 13,599,800.00 excluding VAT or € 16,319,760.00 including VAT.

Both sewerage systems will be constructed by the end of 2013, but the central treatment plant will be handed over to start operating at the beginning of 2014.

The construction of the central wastewater treatment plant will reduce pressures on the natural environment, improve the quality of surface water and groundwater due to the construction of two sewerage systems, reduce the amount of emissions into water from municipal pollution sources, improve health and living conditions for the population and improve the economic infrastructure so as to facilitate further industrial and economic development for both municipalities, along with the development of the living environment.

The project is partly financed by the EU Cohesion Fund within the framework of the “Operational Programme of Environmental and Transport Infrastructure Development for the period of 2007-2013”, development priority “Environmental protection – waters” and priority guideline “Collection and treatment of municipal wastewater”.

At this occasion, Mr Janez Škrabec, Director of Riko, signed a contract with the company Trgograd, d.o.o. from Litija, which is going to participate in the project as a subcontractor and take over the construction finishing work for both sewerage systems and the treatment plant. He also signed a contract with Mr Klemen Ramovš, Director of the Seviqc Brežice Festival to sponsor the tour of the Russian soul folk music ensemble called Svetilen, which is going to perform in the church of St. Nicholas (Slovene: cerkev Sv. Nikolaja) Litija on 21 July 2012.