The budget of Operational Programme “Transport and transport infrastructure” reaches almost EUR 1.9 billion, including also national co-financing. This was stated by Bulgaria’s Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Danail Papazov, during discussion of the Partnership Agreement for the programming period 2014 – 2020. About 70 % of these funds or over 1.3 billion euros will be distributed equally to building railway and road infrastructure.
Funds for railway infrastructure would be invested in improving the railway line Rousse – Varna; Karnobat – Sindel; Plovdiv – Burgas and Sofia – Septemvri. In addition, funds for the rehabilitation of Vidin – Medkovets and Sofia – Dragoman would be sought through the Connecting Europe Facility. The goal was to complete the major transport routes to the borders with Romania, Greece and Turkey and improve transport links between major ports in Burgas, Varna and Rousse.
The remaining funds will be invested in improving intermodality for passengers and cargo, and the development of sustainable urban transport through the construction of subway stations and intermodal terminals in Rousse”, said Minister Papazov.
Minister Danail Papazov said that the Ministry of Transport, information Technology and Communications has already drafted a National Plan on infrastructure for next generation access, accompanied by a socio-economic analysis and design of eGovernment strategies and roadmaps to it.
Photo*NRIC, Operational Programme “Transport and transport infrastructure”