Bulgaria receives EUR 2 B for funding transport projects

Bulgaria_zx500y290_1052791Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced that the European Commission has approved EUR 2 B in financing under the 2014-2020 Operational Programme Transport for Bulgaria. The approval opens the way for going ahead with major land transport infrastructure projects.
A total of EUR 800 M will be allocated to the construction of sections of Bulgaria’s Struma and Hemus motorways and a tunnel under the Shipka Pass in central Bulgaria, a further EUR 800 M will be used to improve railway infrastructure and EUR 400 M will go to building sections of the underground railway system in Sofia, Borisov said.
The Prime Minister said the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had informed him that the financing had been given the green light, the government’s press office said in a statement.

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