Chinese, Turkish and Bulgarian Firms Bidding for Construction of the Tunnel under Shipka
29.04.2020 15:20There are 7 open bids in the tender procedure for selection of a constructor for the tunnel under Shipka. The public procurement for design and construction envisions the construction of a 10.553 km section, of which 7.6 km are new construction and 2.9 km are reconstruction of the existing I-5 Gabrovo – Kazanlak road, as well as 5 tunnels with a total length of 4.011 km. The tunnel beneath Shipka will be 3.22 km long. The remaining 4 tunnels are shorter –171 m, 240 m, 90 m, and 290 m, respectively. Six bridges and 1 underpass will be constructed additionally, as well as 12 reinforced embankments, one reinforced concrete bulkhead wall, one reinforced concrete retaining wall, etc. The indicative value of the contract is BGN 267,225,010 excluding VAT.
The Border Crossing Points at Which the "Green Corridors" for Delivery of Goods Will Pass have been Defined
01.04.2020 11:35The Council of Ministers defined the Bulgarian border crossing points through which goods will be allowed to pass freely. The plan for defining “Green corridors” along the European road network was proposed by the Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications. It complies with the Guidelines of the European Commission from 16 March 2020.
28430 Bulgarian Trucks and Buses Have Their On-Board Units Activated
26.03.2020 15:1628430 trucks and buses of Bulgarian carriers have their on-board units already registered in the National Toll Administration and are charged through them when travelling on the paid roads. 342 646 route passes have been purchased since the toll charging started on March 1st, despite reduced heavy traffic due to restrictions against the spread of coronavirus.
Over 20,000 Route Passes Have Been Sold on the First Day of the Toll System Launch for Trucks and Buses
02.03.2020 14:56Over 20,000 route passes for heavy vehicles and buses over 3.5 tonnes were sold on the first day of the toll system launch. 14,500 on-board units are already operational, with about 6,000 more units being in activation process. This was announced at a briefing at the National Toll Administration by Prof. Oleg Asenov, member of the Management Board of the Road Infrastructure Agency. Together with the RIA Chairman Georgi Terziyski, they summarised to the media the information about the launch of the toll system.