Yordanka Fandakova

Sofia Gets First 20 New Buses Under EU-funded Project

The first batch of 20 new buses for the public transport company of Bulgaria’s capital out of a total 126 have been delivered, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandukova has said.

The procurement  had been 100% funded under the European Union’s Operational Programme Environment, state-run Bulgarian National Radio quoted Fandakova as saying on Tuesday.

Sofia City Launches EUR 16.7 M Underground Railway Extension

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia is launching on Friday the construction of a new stretch of its underground railway system that will cost nearly EUR 17 M.

The southward extension to the "Blue" line will be 1.3 km long and will link the existing James Bourchier Station with a new station at the Hladilnika neighborhood, extending the line southwards.

Sofia Parking Rules, Vehicle Removal 'Illegal' - Court

Sofia's Administrative Court declared illegal changes allowing citizens with a permanent address to park within the Blue or Green Zone in return for a yearly fee.

It said present regulations deprived those using only a current address in the city center or immediate neighborhoods of having anywhere to park their vehicles.

Lack of Funding Hinders Construction of Sofia Metro Third Line

The construction of the third line of the Sofia metro may be delayed, due to the lack of funding, the city mayor Yordanka Fandakova told Bulgarian National Radio.

Currently, there is no approval of funding or an agreement between the Bulgarian state and the European Commission, Fandakova said.

Bulgaria's Sofia Municipality Sends Aid to Bosnian Flood Victims

Bulgaria's Sofia Municipality has sent humanitarian aid to 30 families who were affected by the recent floods in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo.

The initiative is under the patronage of Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova and will help 30 families who lost their homes in the heavy floods in Sarajevo.