Adjustment of the Blanice riverbed became water management construction of the year

On Friday 20 March 2015, a representative of the company HOCHTIEF CZ accepted from the Minister of Agriculture Ing. Marian Jurečka and the Minister of Environment Mgr. Richard Brabec Water Management Construction Award 2014. The project officially called “Enhancing the capacity of Blanice riverbed by nature-friendly methods in urban area of the town of Vlašim” won the prestigious award in the category “Constructions with investment cost over CZK 50 million”. The competition is annually announced by the Water Management Association of the Czech Republic and announcement of the winners takes place on the occasion of the World Water Day.

The winning project introduced in the Czech Republic a unique urban area remediation, which after more than fifty years has significantly changed look of Blanice´s riverbed and its surroundings. The total cost of the project amounted to CZK 83.2 million, of which CZK 67.4 million were paid from subsidies from the Operational Programme Environment and from the state budget.