“Development of forest areas should be a priority for municipalities. Good management of municipal forest areas can contribute to improving the lives of people in these places”, announced Deputy Minister Prof. Dr. Valentina Marinova at the Seventh General Assembly of Municipal Forests Association, held in the town of Stara Zagora.
The Deputy Minister said that the amendments to the Forestry Law concerning the management of municipal forests and the Memorandum of Cooperation signed with the MAF are an expression of good cooperation between the major forest owners - the state and municipalities. According to her, these joint policies in the future will continue to enhance business initiative and development of viable governance structures.
Possibilities for application of forestry measures under the RDP new programming period 2014-2020, improvement of preventive measures against forest fires as the need for measures related to access to forestry roads were also discussed at the meeting.