Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's party GERB on August 15 named its candidates for mayors of Plovdiv, Rousse, and Haskovo in the forthcoming local government elections in October 2019, reports BNT
The incumbent mayors in the three cities are from the GERB party, but they are not among the newly named candidates.
New residential buildings completed in Bulgaria in the second quarter of 2019 increased by 10.5% on the year to 632, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said on Thursday, reports SeeNews.
The total useful space of newly built dwellings decreased 2.5% year-on-year to 201,700 sq m in the period between April and June, NSI said in a statement.
In the second quarter of 2019, local administrations issued permits for the construction of 1,591 residential buildings with 8,456 dwellings and 1,078,441 sq. m gross building area, of 31 administrative buildings/offices with 62,141 sq. m gross building area and 1,168 other buildings with 588, 731 sq.
A capsule with messages for future generations was built at the Rome Forum in Bulgaria's second-largest city of Plovdiv. Its reconstruction is part of a major renovation in the city's main square. The capsule contains information about the history and life of the ancient city, as well as interesting facts about 2019, the year in which Plovdiv is the European Capital of Culture.
A Plovdiv investor is planning to raise a new skyscraper near the tallest building in Bulgaria - Capital Fort, located on the Tsarigradsko shosse boulevard in Sofia. The entrepreneur, Dr. Malek Nasser, who has lived in Bulgaria since the 1980s, is preparing to invest in a new 90-meter building on Copenhagen Boulevard in the heart of the city. "Druzhba 2", the site of Marica.bg reported.
Remnants of a Roman dwelling with a clay pipeline, as well as a grave, found collaborators of EVN in excavation activities in the centre of Plovdiv - on "G. M. Dimitrov " Street (near the crossroad with Tsar Asen Str.). According to the experts, the discovered archaeological structures date from II - IV century AD.