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BULGARIA TO BUILD 'BULLET' TRAIN TO DANUBE BRIDGE

BULGARIA TO BUILD 'BULLET' TRAIN TO DANUBE BRIDGE

Topics: Construction

Bulgaria will build a super-fast railroad highway to connect the capital Sofia with the western city of Vidin and the new Danube Bridge there. The investment amount is estimated at EUR 2.7 B. The railway will be 222-km long; trains will travel with speeds up to 120 km per hour (or the trip between the two cities will be less than 3 hours, compared to the current 5.5 hours); the deadline is 2021. The railroad highway is part of the European Corridor 4 connecting Central Europe with Turkey...


BULGARIA TO SET UP NEW INDUSTRIAL ZONE IN BLACK SEA PORT BURGAS

BULGARIA TO SET UP NEW INDUSTRIAL ZONE IN BLACK SEA PORT BURGAS

Topics: Construction

A new industrial and logistics zone will be set up in Bulgaria's Black Sea city and port of Burgas by the local municipality administration and the state-owned "National Company Industrial Zones." The new industrial zone will be called "Logistics and Industrial Park – Burgas" EAD, and will be located on the territory of Industrial Zone "Burgas-North". Burgas Mayor Dimitar Nikolov has already tabled to the city council the proposal for the setting up of the joint venture with the...


'BULGARIA BUILDING WEEK' TO FEATURE 310 INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES

'BULGARIA BUILDING WEEK' TO FEATURE 310 INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES

Topics: Construction

More than 310 international companies will present new and original solutions in the sphere of modern construction during the 11th edition of "Bulgaria Building Week". The event will be open Tuesday at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia and will continue until March 12. The exhibitions will feature not only Bulgarian, but also companies from 30 countries, including Germany, Italy, Turkey, the UK, Greece, Belgium, China, the USA, Poland, Austria and Portugal. The event will also include the...


CONSTRUCTION OF BULGARIA-MACEDONIA RAIL LINE TO START IN 2012

CONSTRUCTION OF BULGARIA-MACEDONIA RAIL LINE TO START IN 2012

Topics: Construction

The long-anticipated construction of the railway line connecting the capitals of Bulgaria and Macedonia – which is also a major part of Pan-European Transport Corridor No. 8 – should start in 2012. This has been forecast by Deputy Prime Minister of Macedonia, Vladimir Pesevski, in an interview for the Macedonian TV channel Alfa. The report says the Macedonian government is optimistic that the realization of the project for a railway connection between Sofia and Skopje, which has been...


BULGARIA'S PLOVDIV WANTS TO BUILD NEW 'NATIONAL STADIUM'

BULGARIA'S PLOVDIV WANTS TO BUILD NEW 'NATIONAL STADIUM'

Topics: Construction

The southern city of Plovdiv has come up with an initiative to host a new national stadium of Bulgaria, which could be realized instead of the expensive construction of a new stadium in Sofia. Last week Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced a plan to construct a new "National Stadium" for international matches to be located in the outskirts of the capital Sofia, near the Sofia International Airport. This project is said to rectify the present situation in which Sofia gets...


HALF OF 2ND BULGARIA-ROMANIA DANUBE BRIDGE COMPLETED

HALF OF 2ND BULGARIA-ROMANIA DANUBE BRIDGE COMPLETED

Topics: Construction

About 55% of the construction of the so called Danube Bridge 2, the second one to connect Bulgaria and Romania over the Danube River, have been completed. This information emerged on Thursday as Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov inspected the construction of the long-anticipated bridge connecting Bulgaria's Vidin and Romania's Calafat. "I am happy with what I saw, I hope the builders will complete the bridge within the deadlines to make up for the delays," Borisov said on the spot,...


BULGARIA TO LAUNCH 15 ROAD RECONSTRUCTION BIDS

BULGARIA TO LAUNCH 15 ROAD RECONSTRUCTION BIDS

Topics: Construction

Bulgarian authorities will launch 15 tenders for repairs in its notorious road network before the end of November. The bids will concern second- and third-degree roads accross the country and are part of the second stage of the infrastructure campaign of the government that is to be executed using BGN 240 M under the Regional Development Operational Programme. The terms of the contract will be 4-10 months, while repairs are planned to start April. The head of the Road Infrastructure...


BULGARIA TO BUILT 10 KM OF LONG-NEGLECTED NORTHERN HIGHWAY

BULGARIA TO BUILT 10 KM OF LONG-NEGLECTED NORTHERN HIGHWAY

Topics: Construction

The Bulgarian government will grant BGN 16 M from the 2011 budget for the construction of a small section of the traditionally neglected Hemus Highway, the only highway project for Northern Bulgaria. The new 10-km section of Hemus will go from the city of Shumen in western direction toward Sofia to the village of Belokopitovo, Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov announced in the northeastern city of Shumen on Saturday. Djankov revealed that the Regional Development Ministry has...


BULGARIA'S CAPITAL TO OPEN GIANT SHOPPING MALLS IN 2-3 YEARS

BULGARIA'S CAPITAL TO OPEN GIANT SHOPPING MALLS IN 2-3 YEARS

Topics: Construction

Bulgaria's capital will have even larger shopping centers than the malls opened in 2010 but those will not be inaugurated until two years from now, a report says. The next shopping malls to be opened in Sofia will be giant for Bulgarian standards – of over 70 000 square meters of commercial space, an analysis of the Bulgarian economic newspaper Pari Daily. The future Paradise Center mall will be opened at the end of 2012 on an area of 3.6 hectares on the Cherni Vrah Blvd in Sofia. It will...


BULGARIA TO START STRUMA HIGHWAY TENDERS BY DECEMBER

BULGARIA TO START STRUMA HIGHWAY TENDERS BY DECEMBER

Topics: Construction

Bulgaria will begin the tenders for two more lots of the southwestern highway Struma by December at the latest, according to Regional Development Minister Plevneliev. Plevneliev said the government is ready to launch the tenders for the lots from the existing section near Sofia to the town of Dupnitsa, and from the Kulata border crossing to Sandanski. One of the middle sections between Dupnitsa and Blagoevgrad, however, will be extremely hard to build because of the rough terrain, and the...


RAILWAY TO CONNECT BULGARIA'S PERNIK, PLOVDIV TO SOFIA METRO

RAILWAY TO CONNECT BULGARIA'S PERNIK, PLOVDIV TO SOFIA METRO

Topics: Construction

Bulgaria will have two new railroad stations to connect the cities of Pernik and Plovdiv with the Sofia subway, the CEO of the "Metropolitan" company, Stoyan Bratoev, announced Friday. Stoyanov reported the news on the heels of statements of the Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, who during the discussion titled "Sofia 2020" said that in addition to the three segments of the capital subway, work would be done in the next ten years on their expansion. One of the stations will be located...


BULGARIA'S AUGUST CONSTRUCTION INDEX DOWN 12% Y/Y

BULGARIA'S AUGUST CONSTRUCTION INDEX DOWN 12% Y/Y

Topics: Construction

In August, the construction production in Bulgaria is up in comparison to previous month, but is still down on annual basis, statistics show. According to preliminary data from the National Statistics Institute (NSI), the production in the construction sector increased by 1,6% in August, in comparison to July. However, the sector registered a decrease of 11,6%, year-on-year. The August the volume of retail trade, except cars and motorcycles trade, dropped down by 0,3% from the previous...


BULGARIA'S PM VOWS TO PLANT TREES IN LYULIN HIGHWAY AREA

BULGARIA'S PM VOWS TO PLANT TREES IN LYULIN HIGHWAY AREA

Topics: Construction

Bulgaria's Lyulin highway is 82% ready, the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and the Minister on Regional Development, Rosen Plevneliev, have announced. The two have made an official check on the construction of Lyulin highway on Sunday and announced the launching of new lanes at the Daskalovo road junction, which aim at easing the traffic. "Half of Lyulin highway was made for six months, while one third of it was made for three years," Borisov said. In September, the Bulgarian Road...


BULGARIA OPENS 31 KM OF MARITSA HIGHWAY

BULGARIA OPENS 31 KM OF MARITSA HIGHWAY

Topics: Construction

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, officially opened Saturday a 31-km section of the Maritsa Highway between the towns of Harmanly and Lyubimets. The new road junction near Novo Selo, providing direct connection with the highway to Greece, also opened Saturday. The cost of construction works is estimated at BNG 36 M and it is financed by the State budget. The contractors are "Patni Stroeshi" (Road Construction), Plovdiv and "Moststroy" (Bridge Construction), part of the "Holding...


BULGARIAN STATE TO INVEST EUR 2.5 B IN CONSTRUCTION 2011

BULGARIAN STATE TO INVEST EUR 2.5 B IN CONSTRUCTION 2011

Topics: Construction

Bulgaria's construction sector will have about BGN 5 B (EUR 2,5 M) from the state on public procurement projects during 2011, according to Minister of Regional Development Rosen Plevneliev. This is the combined amount of funds from the Ministries of Transport, of Environment, of Regional Development, as well as from local authorities and EU operative programmes, stated Plevneliev at the opening of the new acaemic year in the University of Architecture in Sofia. Plevneliev once again...


CATERPILLAR TO OPEN COMMERCIAL OFFICE IN BULGARIA

CATERPILLAR TO OPEN COMMERCIAL OFFICE IN BULGARIA

Topics: Construction

One of the world's largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, engines and turbines, the US company Caterpillar, is going to open a trading office in Bulgaria. This has been agreed during a meeting between Bulgarian Economy Minister Traicho Traikov and two of the Vice Presidents of Caterpillar, Tana Utley and Gregory Folly. Traikov, who is on a several-day visit to Canada and the United States, has had a busy schedule. His meeting with the Caterpillar managers focused...


BULGARIA, CHINA TO CREATE JOINT COMPANY FOR INDUSTRIAL ZONE PROJECT

BULGARIA, CHINA TO CREATE JOINT COMPANY FOR INDUSTRIAL ZONE PROJECT

Topics: Construction

The Bulgarian and Chinese parties have reached an agreement to create a joint company to operate the future business zone to be built in Bozhurishte nearby Sofia. Bulgaria is expected to send documents on the creation of the company to China by beginning of October. This agreement was made during the official visit of Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Economy Evgeni Angelov to China and was signed by him and Zhejiang Province governor Lu Zushan. Deputy minister Angelov also met deputy...


FINANCIAL APPRAISAL DEAL BRINGS NABUCCO CLOSER TO SECURING FUNDING

FINANCIAL APPRAISAL DEAL BRINGS NABUCCO CLOSER TO SECURING FUNDING

Topics: Construction

The shareholders and project company of Nabucco have singed a mandate letter with three international financial institutions for the appraisal of the future natural gas transit pipeline, which has been hailed as a key step towards its successful construction. The signing of the mandate letter of the shareholders and Nabucco Gas Pipeline International with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and IFC - a member of the World Bank...


BULGARIAN CITY WANTS DIRECT LINK TO SOFIA METRO

BULGARIAN CITY WANTS DIRECT LINK TO SOFIA METRO

Topics: Construction

The administration of the western Bulgarian city of Pernik has renewed its initiative for a connection to subway of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. On Monday, the Deputy District Governor of Pernik, Radoslav Yordanov, announced that the local authorities have renewed their talks with the central government for the building of a new train station that will provide a connection between the Pernik-Sofia rail line and the Sofia subway. Monday's talks were held with Deputy Transport Minister...


BULGARIAN PM VOWS TO BUILD 7 HIGHWAYS IN 2 TERMS

BULGARIAN PM VOWS TO BUILD 7 HIGHWAYS IN 2 TERMS

Topics: Construction

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov formally launched the construction of the last section of the Trakiya Highway, the first highway to run from Sofia to the Black Sea coast. "There are 7 highway projects in Bulgaria. We will built three highways by the end of our first term (2013 – editor's note), and four highways in our next term," declared Borisov near Yambol at the groundbreaking ceremony of Lot 4, Trakiya's last section linking the city of Yambol and the town of Karnobat. The PM...



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