THE FIRST TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION CENTER IN HASKOVO REGION WAS OPENED
The Center for temporary accommodation of people in need in the Haskovo region was opened today in Dimitrovgrad under an EU project implementation. The total funding of the project is BGN 626,769.20, of which BGN 532,753.82 European funding and BGN 94,015.38 national co-financing. The frame of the project included renovation and reconstruction of the former dormitory of the chemical technical school. The new accommodation center will provide shelter for 20 people in a family-friendly environment who are temporarily or permanently homeless. Today, at a final press conference and a ceremony such as "Cutting a ribbon" were reported the results of the project by the mayor of Dimitrovgrad Mr. Ivo Dimov and the project manager Ms Krassimira Boneva. The activities are funded under the Operational Programme "Regions in growth" 2014-2020, Priority Axis 1: "Sustainable and integrated urban development", Procedure: BG16RFOP001-1.032 "Implementation of integrated plans for urban regeneration and development 2014-2020-Dimitrovgrad" .
A complete overhaul of the building was carried out, including new slabs and a new roof structure. New electrical and plumbing installations and efficient air conditioning in the premises have been built. Implemented for energy efficiency measures by installing thermal insulation on external walls, thermal insulation of the ceiling tile, new PVC windows. The walls are painted with latex coating and faience cladding in the bathrooms and kitchens. The floors are terracotta, granite and linoleum. LED lighting fixtures and convenient sanitary equipment are installed . The building is furnished and equipped to create comfort and tranquility for users. Each of the ten rooms is furnished with comfortable beds, wardrobes and soft and warm duvets for consumers. Bathrooms are located next to each of the rooms. There is a separate and fully equipped kitchen for preparing hot food for consumers. The center has a comfortable dining room, as well as a reception and health room for users and rooms for staff. On the ground floor there is a laundry room and an ironing room, where the residents will be able to serve their household needs. Five rooms equipped with storage cabinets have been turned into functional warehouses.
“We are opening the twenty-third social service in our municipality. What you see behind us is the result of a lot of work. I really hope that there will not be many users in it”, said the mayor of Dimitrovgrad at the opening. He thanked the project team and the contractor for the work.
The Deputy Governor of Haskovo Ms Violeta Zheleva congratulated the team and admired the efforts of the Municipality of Dimitrovgrad for offering quality social services to its citizens.
The project reported on the work done and told about the difficulties faced by the whole team in the course of the repair works, sharing his satisfaction with the quality of implementation.
Guests of the event were also the Deputy Chairman of the Municipal Council Mr. Yulian Semerdzhiev, Deputy Mayor Mr. Yasho Minkov, the manager of the contractor and citizens.
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