Mirkovo Municipality and four companies from GEOTECHMIN GROUP signed a framework agreement for the implementation of projects of high-priority for the local population at an official ceremony on November 18th in Mirkovo. Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD and Geotrading AD provide financing and support projects included in the Bulgarian Virtues Charity Programme, initiated by Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov, President of Geotechmin OOD in 2018.
At the ceremony, the framework agreement was signed by the Mayor of Mirkovo Municipality Mrs Tsvetanka Yotina, the Executive Director of Geotechmin OOD Mr Dominic Hamers and the Executive Director of Ellatzite-Med AD M. Eng. Dragomir Draganov. The event was also attended by the interim Chairman of Mirkovo Municipal Council Mrs Maria Tsvetkova, the Deputy Mayor of Mirkovo Mr Velko Lisev and the Municipal Secretary Mrs Tsveta Popova.
Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD and Geotrading AD provided financing for the purchase of a refuse-collection truck for the needs of Mirkovo Municipality, a project set out in the framework for the Bulgarian Virtues Programme for 2020. Other priority projects for this year include the renovation of the existing street lighting in the village of Benkovski as well as the preparation of a reclamation project for the landfill site in Smolsko. The Municipality considers the three projects to be of utmost importance for improving the quality of life of the local population. The framework agreement for supporting the local communities covers the period between 2020 and 2023. During this period Mirkovo Municipality can rely on support under the Bulgarian Virtues Programme.
As the host of the event for signing the agreement, the Mayor Mrs. Tsvetanka Yotina emphasized the traditionally good cooperation with GEOTECHMIN Group and Ellatzite-Med, which have always responded to the proposals of the municipality for the implementation of socially important causes.
“By signing this agreement we are entering a new phase in our partnership,” said Mrs Yotina and noted that the selected projects not only show care for the village of Mirkovo, but also contribute to enhancing the infrastructure of the neighbouring villages in the Municipality.
Mr. Dominic Hamers welcomed the guests at the event during which the agreement was signed.
“In the context of the pandemic and the uncertain economic development, this agreement will allow us to support the development of significant projects in the Municipality together in the next three years. We have started several projects and we will commit to other socially significant projects for the following years”, he added.
In his address, the Executive Director of Ellatzite-Med AD M. Eng. Dragomir Draganov emphasized the importance of the projects within the framework of the Bulgarian Virtues Programme on which a financing agreement was signed. He expressed confidence that the cooperation aimed at the development of the Municipality of Mirkovo will continue.
The implementation of the projects included in the programme is a confirmation of the consistent socially responsible policy of GEOTECHMIN Group towards improving the quality of life within the local communities. Given the possible long-term consequences of the crisis due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the country, the framework agreement states that the founders of the programme want to support the population in the municipalities and the local authorities in the regions of their main economic activity.