Bucharest, Romania, August 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Last year, six environmental projects from Romania were selected for partial financing through the EU Life+ program, policy and environmental governance. Elsys is one of them and seeks the digitization of monitoring the shipments of waste.
The Ministry of Environment and Forests conducted the project, which is also the coordinating beneficiary. Mira Telecom is an associated beneficiary and responsible with technical implementation.
Elsys aims to establish an electronic system for exchanging data on shipments of waste. By replacing the paper based processing of applications with an electronic system destined to the waste operators and authorities from Romania and neighboring countries will greatly reduce the administrative burden and will accelerate the exchange of information between operators of waste and state authorities.
With a total budget of 1.2 mil. Euro, of which almost half are EU funding, Elsys was launched in late October 2011 and the completion date is September 30, 2014.
The main objectives of Elsys implementation refers to tracking waste shipments in real time, providing the technical support of the authorities involved, creating a database and generating the annual reports for the EU, EUROSTAT and the Basel Convention Secretariat. Finally, it should be noted that the project implementation would result in environmental protection by improving control methods to reduce illegal waste shipments.
In the first Elsys workshop, which was attended the representatives of Mira Telecom Company, the main lines of action and activities that will lead to achieving those objectives were established. Mira Telecom’s contribution will be substantial in the most important activities, such as development of software platform for the access and storage of waste transfers, digital recording of notifications, electronic signature or other system security information, networking the stakeholders. Together with coordinating beneficiary, Mira Telecom, as associated beneficiary, has clarified a number of issues raised by participants. The overall conclusion was that Elsys intends to improve the existing system and to ensure support to authorities and economic operators.
“We consider the involvement of Mira Telecom in the Elsys project very important to us, in two respects. The first refers to the challenge of developing the software platform for a project on the size and importance of Elsys. It represents a considerable investment in research and a key area for our business. This year we will finalize the construction of our own research center, an approach which has already proved successful, Mira Telecom being co-opted in several prestigious consortiums of EU companies, on research projects in the field of security and IT&C.
“Another issue, equally important, is the priority we attach to the company’s involvement in environmental projects. We will follow next year with great interest the call for Life+ projects and we consider including our own initiatives in this direction,” said Stelian Ilie – President of Mira Telecom.
On medium and long term, the expected benefits aim to improve the quality of reported data, to increase by approximately 70% the detection of illegal transfers or decrease by up to 20% of the time spent processing documents, a pilot project with five recovery facilities and five border-crossing points connected to the system, among other things.
Beside the two beneficiaries, several other are involved in the project - National Environmental Protection Agency, National Customs Authority, National Environmental Guard, as well as a series of economic operators: exporters, importers, brokers, waste generators, transporters, units of waste recovery, etc.
Mira Telecom – company with 100% Romanian private capital – with 14 years of experience on the Romanian and international market, has started activity in October 1998, with distribution of radio communication equipments. Diversification of services has represented a basic principle in the evolution of the company, today Mira Telecom providing complete solution of security, IT and telecom, backed by an effective and operative integrated service that brings added value to the customers operations.
Life+ policy and environmental governance, part of the EU financial program Life, promotes pilot projects that contribute to the development of policies, technologies, methods and inovative instruments. Most of the funds have been allocated for projects targeting waste and natural resources. The Commission launches every year a request for proposals for Life+ projects.