President Radev: Huge Investments are Yet to be Made in the Water Sector in Bulgaria
Huge investments are yet to be made in the water supply systems in Bulgaria and it is extremely important that these funds be used efficiently and effectively. Before spending them in a piecemeal fashion, we should draw on other countries' good practices and experience. This is what President Rumen Radev told journalists after visiting the company that manages the water resources of Jerusalem. The Head of State is paying a visit to Israel to participate in the commemoration ceremony of marking the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation and the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the presidential press office reported.
"It is amazing to see how the extremely poor in terms of water resources Israel, in which 70 percent of the water supply comes from the desalination of seawater, transforms the desert into a garden. The rich in water resources Bulgaria, conversely, has taken the opposite path. Moreover, this is the result of the lack of a clear vision and good governance," Rumen Radev emphasized.
In the President's words, Israel apparently has a clear long-term vision, rational policy and above all good governance. The losses along Jerusalem's water-transit system are 7 percent per year and the apportionment of water and its quality are observed in real time.
The Head of State said that he was assured by President Reuven Rivlin, by Parliament Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, and also by the company that manages Jerusalem's water resources, that they are ready to provide expert assistance to our country regarding the water sector. "I hope that the Bulgarian government will take advantage of this opportunity," the President further emphasized.
Earlier Rumen Radev visited the the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, founded in 1996 by the...