Provinces of Bulgaria
Two new protected areas in Rila will be established after the government has decided to do so.
The zones are located on the periphery of Rila National Park. The Rila Buffer Protected Area is about 380 km2 under the Birds Directive and the Low Rila Protected Zone is about 370 km2 and is under the Habitats Directive. The two areas overlap as territory.
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 Bulgarian chain Fantastico opened a new mini-trade center next to its old site on 204 Cherni Vrah Boulevard in the capital, and by the end of the year it will be presented in two more cities in the country. In 2019, the company is preparing to open three more sites - another one in Sofia and its first ones in Bankya and Pernik, the official announcement says.
On 14 March, 2019 InteContinental Sofia opens a new Chapter for Luxury travel to Bulgaria. The newest InterContinental in Europe joins Fine Hotels & Resorts only a year after its opening. Focusing on selected luxury travel agencies worldwide, the leading hotel in Bulgaria targets the affluent international traveler seeking for undiscovered destinations, curious to explore new cultures.
Police check for a forgotten rucksack in the area of Cherni Vrah Blvd. and Srebarna Street, the Ministry of Interior announced.
The area is cleared and a check is in progress.
Vitosha Metro Station in Sofia's Lozenets district is closed, NOVA informs.
It is not clear when the metro station will be opened again.