A new high-pressure gas pipeline was opened in Bulgaria on Friday, linking the Danube city of Silistra to the national gas transmission network.
The 80 km Dobrich-Silistra pipeline will also supply gas to the neighbouring municipalities of Dulovo, Alfatar and Tervel, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said at the opening ceremony held at the automatic gas regulation station in the city in northestern Bulgaria.
The pipeline will have a transmission capacity of 100,000 cubic metres per hour. It costs more than 12.3 million euros, of which 9.3 million euros have been provided as grant financing by the Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF). State-owned gas transmission network operator Bulgartransgaz contributed the remainder.