The necessary budget for the realization of all strategic railway projects in Bulgaria after 2021 is 4 billion levs. This was announced by the Minister of Transport Rosen Zhelyazkov during a working breakfast with representatives of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Austrian Commercial Representation in Bulgaria.
The Lyulin motorway will be part of the Struma motorway, while the Kalotina-Sofia road is renamed to Europe Motorway that will include the new beltway north of Sofia city. This is stipulated in a decision by which government reaffirmed the list of national roads and approved the list of national roads with tolls, the government press office said, reports Focus News Agency.
As of 6.00 am, there is heavy truck traffic to Bulgaria on Kalotina checkpoint and at exit on the borders with Greece, Turkey and Romania, Border Police said. On the border with Greece, there is considerable traffic on Kulata, while on the borders with Turkey and Romania - on Kapitan Andreevo, Lesovo and Danube Bridge Ruse checkpoints.
As of 6.00 am, there is heavy truck traffic on the Bulgarian borders with Greece, Serbia, Turkey and Romania. Border Police reported considerable inbound traffic on Kalotina checkpoint, while on Kulata, Kapitan Andreevo, Lesovo and Danube Bridge many trucks are leaving Bulgaria. On the border with Macedonia, there is normal traffic on all checkpoints.
There is heavy traffic on the borders with Greece, Serbia and Romania, according to Border Police data as of 2.00 pm. On Kalotina, there is heavy car traffic to Serbia. On Makaza and Kulata, many cars are travelling to Greece. On the border with Romania, there is heavy outbound traffic of trucks via Ruse and Vidin.
The Austrian Strabag and the Bulgarian "GBS-Infrastructure Construction" will build the highway from Sofia to Kalotina. The two companies were favorites for the opening of bids as they presented the most competitive bids. They will build the sections of the road, whose total length is 32.4 km and cost a total of 235.29 million BGN without VAT, announced 24 hours newspaper.