Project team deliver training to municipal staff on budget analysis and fiscal package
One of the activities within the project "Integrated Waste Management in Berat Region" has been capacity building and training of the municipal staff of each of municipalities part of it, regarding the budget and tariff structure for cost coverage.
The trainings are focused on the analysis of the budget and the existing fiscal package, encouraging them to be guided towards the principles 'Polluter pays' and 'The fee covers the cost of integrated waste management'.
It is very important that the cost of the service is carefully analysed taking into consideration the population being served.
Another important aspect in the cost analysis is the study of the technology used for integrated waste management, the area covered by the service (urban and rural areas), the frequency of the service and the itinerary. In order to cover the cost with the fee, the potential that the municipalities have through charging families, institutions, businesses or special businesses, is being assessed.
Municipal staffs have also been assisted towards detailed information on the comparability of revenues from fees realized by each local unit according to urban and rural areas, with the calculated potential. This helps build medium-term policies to cover the current cost and the additional cost of waste treatment from each customer..