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Implementation of waste and water infrastructure projects financed by EU in Lithuania. Dainius Kazlauskas ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS MANAGEMENT AGENCY UNDER THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA 1 D ecember 201 1, Vilnius. IMPLEMENTING INSTITUTION

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Implementation of waste and water infrastructure projects financed by eu in lithuania

Implementation of waste and water infrastructure projects financed by EU in Lithuania

Dainius Kazlauskas

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS MANAGEMENT AGENCY

UNDER THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

1December2011, Vilnius


IMPLEMENTING INSTITUTION

Environmental Projects Management Agency (EPMA)

BENEFICIARIES

ADMINISTRATION SCHEME OF EU 2007-2013 PERIOD STRUCTURAL FUNDS IN LITHUANIA

Government of the Republic of Lithuania

Confirms legislations, composes monitoring committee

European Commission

MINISTRY OF ENVIROONMENT

Preparation of regulations, plans and implements tools, charts list of environmental projects, financed from Cohesion fund

Audit Authority State Control

Monitoring Committee for Operational Programms

Analyses progress and submits proposals

  • MINISTRY OF FINANCES

    • Coordinating Institution (coordinate EU support planning and usage, strategy, implementation of management strategy)

    • Managing Authority (administrates operational program, response for it’s implementation)

    • Certifying Authority (confirms and send expenditure report to EC)

    • Paying Authority (manages finance accounting)

Managing Committee for Operational Programmes

Analyses problems of planning and implementation

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS

Public procurement office


Implementing agency
Implementing agency

Environmental projects management agency:

  • Established in February 2002 by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania;

  • Staff – 82 Employees;

  • Implementing environmental projects, financed by:

  • ISPA fund;

  • Single Programming Document for 2004-2006;

  • Cohesion fund for period 2004-2006;

  • Structural assistance2007-2013 period;

  • LIFE +.


Responsibilities
Responsibilities

  • Organization of invitation to submit applicationsfor EU finansation;

  • Evaluation of applications;

  • Signature of administrational and finansation agreement;

  • Preservation of public procurement procedures;

  • Physical and financial administration of project implementation;

  • Un-spot checks;

  • Audit after project implementation.


Support from eu in environment sector
Support from EU in Environment sector

Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession (ISPA) (now part of IPA)/Cohesion fund;

Lithuania implements / implemented 11 projects in waste and 16 in water sectors financed by the Cohesion Fund and ISPA.

EU 2007-2013 Cohesion Promotion Operational Program;

Lithuania implements 29 projects in waste and 143 in water sectors (including sludge management projects) financed by EU 2007-2013 Cohesion fund.


EU 2007-2013 cohesion promotion operational program. Environment and sustainable development

  • I. Renovation and development of water supply and waste water treatment

  • Modernization and development of water supply and waste water treatment infrastructure according to EU environmental requirements. Development of sludge treatment infrastructure.

  • II. Establishment and development of waste treatment system

  • No land filling will take place in non-complying landfills after 16 July 2009;

  • Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) (for Lithuania)requires phased reduction in the total quantity of biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfills (a reduction to 75% of 2000 levels by 2010, to 50% by 2013, and to 35% by 2020).


Wastewater treatment changes in 2000 2009 period mln of m 3 discharge to surface waters
Wastewater treatment changes in 2000-2009 period, Environment and sustainable developmentmln of m3 (discharge to surface waters)


Water sector investments mln eu
Water sector investments, Environment and sustainable developmentmln. EU

2000-2006:

-planed financing sources:

Cohesion fund - 85 %; LT budget-15 %, beneficiary-0 %;

-real financing sources:

Cohesion fund-64,9 %; LT budget-30,1 %, beneficiary-5 %;

2007-2013:

-planning financing sources:

Cohesion fund-85 %; LT budget-10 %, beneficiary-5 % (plus net income).


Drinking water supply and waste water treatment strategy on 2008 2015
Drinking water supply and waste-water treatment strategy on 2008-2015

Criterion of strategic objective in 2015:

  • Availability to get public drinking water and discharge waste water to collecting systems 95 % in 2015.


Financing directions mln eu
Financing directions, 2008-2015mln. EU



Wa 2008-2015ste sector investments

  • Total investment 2000-2006 financing period – 190 mln EUR;

  • Total investment 2007-2013 financing period – 257 mln EUR;


Waste management till 2004
Waste management till 2004 2008-2015

  • 790 dumpsites;

  • 60 municipal landfills;


Waste management 201 1
Waste management 201 2008-20151

  • 11 landfills;

  • 69 bulky waste sites;

  • 13 composting sites;

  • 11 MBT plants.



Regional waste management system
Regional waste management system 2008-2015

  • Geographically waste management systems

    covers county area;

  • In the year 2002-2004 10 regional waste

    management centers (RWMC) were

    established;

  • RWMC acts on status of JSC or Public

    organization;

  • The percent of finances part in RWMC is

    proportional to municipalities size;

  • RWMC is managed by managing board, that consist of representatives from municipalities (1 member from 1 municipality).


2000 2004 project s timetable
2000-2004 2008-2015Project’s timetable

Submission of application to EC

Execution of works

Design phase

Signature of financing agreement

Procurement phase

Finalization

2001

2002

2004

2005

2008

Total – 7 years


Main challenges in EU 2008-20152000-2006 financing period

Design stage:

  • In the very beginning of a project no concrete places for project component was foreseen, long territorial planning, future environmental damage prevention procedures;

  • Local designers had no experience in landfill and WWP design procedures, international designers – no experience and understanding in local low and rules;

  • Confrontation from local inhabitants;

  • Long procurement procedures regarding PRAG requirements;

  • Lac of experience in all levels (municipal staff, beneficiaries).

  • Due to all these reasons design face took more the 3 years, and it was high risk do not fulfill N+2 rule.


Main challenges in EU 2008-20152000-2006 financing period

Construction stage:

  • Long procurement procedures regarding National procurement low requirements;

  • Lak of money due to the high construction work costs (period 2006-2007);

  • Construction contracts were based on FIDIC rules, that was new for all Contract sides;

  • Contracts were sign from 3 sides (Final Beneficieries, Contractor and Contracting Authority). It programmed some disagreements in contract management;

  • Lac of experience in technical supervisor and Final Beneficieries staff;

  • Mistakes in design project that caused a lot off changes during execution of construction works.


Main challenges in EU 2008-20152000-2006 financing period

Finalization stage:

  • Bad quality of feasibility studies, applications;

  • Too detail specification of physical indicators;

  • Implementation of projects indicators (connection rates, increase waste collection level and etc.);

  • Mistakes in technical projects;

  • Suggested Financial corrections from state control:

  • EU visibility requirements;

  • Variation orders;

  • Public procurement procedures.

  • Different interpretation of the same situation, changes of human resources in all levels;

  • Preparation and approval of final report.


Main challenges in eu 200 7 20 13 financing period
Main challenges in EU 2008-20152007-2013 financing period

Project preparation stage:

  • Late approval of legal acts regarding EU 2007-2013 funds management;

  • Low quality of applications;

  • Low quality of technical projects;

  • In the very beginning of a project implementation, no concrete places for project component was foreseen, long territorial planning, future environmental damage prevention procedures;

  • Confrontation from local inhabitants;

  • Procurement procedures were not provided till submission of application.


Main challenges in eu 200 7 20 13 financing period1
Main challenges in EU 2008-20152007-2013 financing period

Project implementation stage:

  • Low quality of tender documentation:

  • Agency had prepared the typical tender documentation for works, supplies and services procedures;

  • Recommendations for preparation of tender documentation for MBT facilities;

  • Involvement of international experts;

  • Long procurement procedures:

  • Agency is using selection methodology for procurement procedures control;

  • The methodology of adopting financial corrections was approved by Ministry of Environment;


Main challenges in eu 200 7 20 13 financing period2
Main challenges in EU 2008-20152007-2013 financing period

Project implementation stage:

  • To high or to low construction costs:

  • The methodology of additional financingscemes was approved by the Ministry of Environment;

  • Court cases regarding public procurement procedures.

  • Complicated and slow implementation of projects:

  • Agency is using selection methodology for payment application control;

  • The methodology of adopting financial corrections was approved by the order of the Ministry of Environment;

  • Usage of IT systems for submitting and confirmation of payments applications.


Lessons learned
Lessons learned 2008-2015

2004-2006 period planning weakness:

  • Long time to make decisions in any changes of project;

  • Lack of responsibility of beneficiary and local authority;

  • Large-scale project cause high qualification requirements(less suppliers);

  • Lack of urban planning documents and property deeds;

  • Overloaded design companies;

  • Lack of money to finish projects due to increased mconstruction works cost.


Lessons learned 2008-2015

2007-2013 period planning :

  • Projects managing become more flexible;

  • Shorten project implementation;

  • Direct responsibility for beneficiaries;

  • Grow up the number of qualified suppliers;

  • Unfortunately, grow up litigation on procurement stage;

  • But, the cost of construction works stabilized.



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