Sofia. “Sofia is an example of successful multi-financing,” Minister for Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova said during the EUROCITIES Forum, a reporter of FOCUS News Agency announced.
"After Bulgaria's EU accession the Regional Development OP provided for resource of about BGN 400 million for integrated public transport. When we started to manage, yet we had no vision of how to do this. With the help of the European Commission was created a unit for integrated public transport. Then we build the first pilot projects. As a result of these projects seven big cities have successfully implemented their projects," Pavlova said.
She pointed out that in Bulgaria were built more than 100 kilometres of bicycle trails, depots have been repaired, electronic tables.
"What we envisage for the new programming period is to continue and upgrade the integrated public transport. Each municipality has its own plan for urban development. Bulgarian municipalities have been very active. I am glad that the project of Sofia and Burgas project are given as an example. Bulgaria is one of the successful examples of how to implement the projects," Pavlova added.