The state allocates over 9 million euros to environmental projects

23. March 2018 | 10:42

The Supervisory Board of the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) decided to support important environmental projects for the performance of state’s obligations with a total amount of 9 175 920 euros. The biggest amount will be given to the forestry program, where over 3 million euros was allocated to seven projects.

The Supervisory Board of the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) decided to support important environmental projects for the performance of state’s obligations with a total amount of 9 175 920 euros. The biggest amount will be given to the forestry program, where over 3 million euros was allocated to seven projects.

“The development of forestry is one of the priorities of the Ministry of the Environment, therefore, this area is also the most supported.
 Money will be allocated to various projects, from the preparation of the forestry development plan to the research of wild game and forested soils. We also support the activities of the Foundation Private Forest Centre with 2.6 million euros,” explained Siim Kiisler, the Minister of the Environment and the chairman of the Supervisory Board of the EIC the importance of the field.

At its meeting on 13 March, the Council of the EIC decided to support 47 important environmental projects in nine areas to meet the state’s obligations.

Most projects are financed from the water management program. Nine projects will receive a total grant of 1.2 million euros. The field of the protection of atmospheric air will also receive nearly 1.4 million euros for the implementation of six projects. For nature conservation works, the state allocates 1.6 million euros, divided between five projects. The list of all financed projects can be seen on the website of the EIC

In addition to the already made decision, this year another 14.7 million euros is expected to be distributed through an open round, whereas those decisions will be made in the second half of June. During the open call for applications, a total of 749 applications was received in the amount of 28.6 million euros.