The first onsite monitoring visit of the project was held on 23.03.2018 at the office of Southwestern State Forest Enterprise in Blagoevgrad. The visit was conducted by Mr. Stoyan Yotov – monitoring expert on behalf of NEEMO EEIG – the consortium contracted by the European Commission for the overall monitoring of LIFE Programme funded projects.

During the visit, project team presented the achieved progress with the implementation of project activities, project expenditure, the established internal system for internal control and reporting, encountered problems and the results achieved so far.

The monitoring visit confirmed that currently the project implementation is successful and follows the general project timeframe. The delay with the finalization of some project actions is not expected to have a negative impact on the overall project implementation.