Lilyana Pavlova, Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, attended Saturday the Third Political Academy of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (CEDB) Women structure, Radio FOCUS – Veliko Tarnovo reported.
The event was held in district centre Veliko Tarnovo and the official delivered a public lecture in its frames.
“1.4 billion levs will be allocated to the big and medium-sized cities in Bulgaria in the new programme period by 2020. The sum in the entire investment period totals 3 billion levs,” Lilyana Pavlova said.
According to the senior official, nearly half the sum will be invested in 39 big and medium-sized populated places in Bulgaria.
“Over 75% of Bulgaria’s population lives in these cities. This is the reason for their greater needs and importance as regards the investment. Measures connected with the development and improvement of urban infrastructure will be implemented in them,” the minister pointed out.
In her view, these include improvement of public transport, purchasing new vehicles, rehabilitation of streets, repairs to schools and public buildings, and others.
Lilyana Pavlova informed efforts would also focus on regional roads and regional educational infrastructure – state educational establishments – higher educational establishments, vocational secondary schools, and others.
Ms Pavlova said further close attention would be paid to healthcare, social policy, and tourism.
FOCUS News Agency