Desislava Taneva informed the business representatives with the forthcoming project acceptances under the new program, specifying that the budget is totaling at EU 2.9 billion. She added further that forthcoming acceptance under measures 6.3 "Start-up aid for the development of small farms", 4.1 "Investments in tangible assets", 4.2 "Investments in processing / marketing of agricultural products", 7.2 "Investments in the creation, improvement or expansion of all types of small scale infrastructure "and measure 9" Establishment of groups and producer organizations ". She pointed out that by the end of July the procedure for adopting the Ordinance for measure 7.2 "Investments in the creation, improvement or expansion of all types of small scale infrastructure "should be completed.
Minister of Agriculture reported that over BGN 350 million have entered in these three areas under the old program. As a total of 1060 projects have been completed. Most of the projects have been completed in the region of Montana - 404 projects worth over BGN 150 mln.
Desislava Taneva recalled that contracted funds for the previous programming period amounted to EU3, 253,028,153, as funds absorbed to EU3, 072,991,628 or 99%.
"Under the main measures of the old program, which concerned farmers and rural communities, were paid EU 2, 073,609,093. Those funds were designed to improve living conditions in rural communities, "stated Minister.