Eng. Stefan Chaykov is the New Chairman of the Management Board of Road Infrastructure Agency
Eng. Stefan Chaykov was appointed as a Member and Chairman of the Management Board of Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) by an Order of the Minister of Regional Development Dessislava Terzieva. The Chairman of the Management Board so far Lazar Lazarov remains a Member of the Management Board.
Minister Terzieva presented eng. Stefan Chaykov and emphasized that his entire professional career was related to the road sector and that he is an expert who knows in detail the overall process of work in the road construction sector.
Eng. Chaykov is the Chairman of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Branch Chamber Roads and he is well known amongst his colleagues, the Minister of Regional Development said. „Eng. Chaykov comes from the business, he is the Chairman of a branch organization and it is of significance for the Government to expand the connections with the business and the non-governmental sector“, Minister Terzieva announced. She also indicated that she will rely on his competence and knowledge beyond the system for the expansion of the dialogue with the branch organizations as well.
Eng. Lazar Lazarov will be a Member of the Management Board. The changes in the management of the Road Agency are the result of the policy for the preservation and stimulation of the professional beginning, the Minister of Regional Development stated. „I am of the opinion that succession is mandatory”, Minister Terzieva is definite.
The Chairman of the Management Board of the Road Infrastructure Agency eng. Stefan Chaykov declared that nearly all his career has passed in the road branch. „I know the overall process in detail. I have been the Chairman of Branch Chamber Roads since April 2011. My tasks now are focused into two groups – preservation and final development of the expert potential of the employees of the Road Agency and the final coordination and acceptance of the road infrastructure strategy up to year 2020”, eng. Chaykov emphasized.
I have the ambition to prepare a long-term program for rehabilitation, repair and preventive maintenance of the national roads, eng. Chaykov explained. Meetings with all the institutions about the preparation of the national road network for the autumn-winter time period are forthcoming. Review of the on-going projects financed under the European Funds will also be made, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Road Infrastructure Agency indicated as well.