Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency signed with Greek company Aktor a 55.98 million lev ($37.7 million/28.6 million euro) contract for the construction of a section of the motorway linking Sofia with the Greek border.
The 15 kilometre section of the Struma motorway, connecting the town of Sandanski with Kulata, on the Greek border, will be completed in 23 months, agency officials told a press conference after the signing ceremony on Monday.
Work on the project, co-financed by the EU under operational programme Transport, will begin on April 5.
The agency also signed a contract for the supervision of the construction works worth 297,016 levs with local company Patinvestengineering.
The value of both contracts is exclusive of Value Added Tax.
The Struma motorway, with a total length of 173.28 km, is part of pan-European transport Corridor IV.