GEOTECHMIN Group Plants 60 Trees in Zlatitsa on the Day of the Bulgarian Municipality

The Day of the Bulgarian Municipality and Local Self-Government was celebrated in Zlatitsa municipality with the planting of 60 trees. This is another improvement of the city landscape within GEOTECHMIN Group’s initiative “Our Green Tomorrow”, part of the Bulgarian Virtues Charity Program.

The saplings adorn parts of Kashana Street, which is being renovated with funds from the GEOTECHMIN Group companies – Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD and Geotrading AD. New LED street lighting will also be installed with a donation under the charity program.

“GEOTECHMIN Group is a long-term partner of the municipalities of Srednogorie region. It is important for us not only to develop our business but also to be part of the sustainable and successful development of the region. Therefore, through the Bulgarian Virtues Programme, initiated by Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Vutov – president of Geotechmin OOD, we support projects, which are significant for the municipalities. We renovate streets, hospitals and schools, install new energy-efficient lighting and contribute to a greener landscape. The goal is to increase the quality of life of the local population because our employees also live here,” said Mr Dominic Hamers – Executive Director of Geotechmin OOD.

“For the third year, we celebrate October 12 with the planting of trees along the renovated streets of the Zlatitsa municipality. We specifically chose Kashana Street because it is emblematic of the seven-street renovation project we are working on – replacing water pipes, asphalt pavement, sidewalks and street lighting. The financial support provided to us by GEOTECHMIN Group and the companies – Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD and Geotrading AD allows us to realize this project“ said the mayor of Zlatitsa, Eng. Stoyan Genov. He thanked Prof. Tzolo Vutov, the managers and teams of the companies for the provided funds and emphasized that they have always helped the municipality.

A special guest was Silvia Georgieva, executive director of the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria.

“An advantage for me and my colleagues is that we can travel everywhere and we can compare and appreciate the work that mayors and municipal administrations do to develop urban areas and we are even happier that here we can see the extremely good cooperation between the municipality and big business,” said Ms. Georgieva. On behalf of the Management Board, she thanked Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Vutov and Dominic Hamers for the intelligent and sustainable way in which they help the municipalities where the Group operates.

The initiative Our Green Tomorrow was established by GEOTECHMIN Group in 2011. Since 2020, it has been implemented with donations from four companies – Geotechmin, Ellatzite-Med, Geostroy and Geotrading. Representatives of the municipalities determine the areas and suitable types for landscaping, according to climatic features, local soil characteristics, etc. As a result of Our Green Tomorrow programme, in 2020 and 2021 more than 2,200 trees were planted in the municipalities of Srednogorie and Etropole, of which 400 trees and shrubs in the municipality of Zlatitsa.