A Bulgarian state-owned company in charge of strategic infrastructure projects has launched a 200 million levs ($108 million/102 million euro) tender for the design and construction of a tunnel on Struma highway which links the capital Sofia with the Greek border, a tender notice showed.
Bids can be submitted by January 25, the National Company Strategic Infrastructure Projects said in a statement posted on its website.
The contractor should build the 2 km Zheleznitsa tunnel, two bridges and adjacent roads with a total length of 700 m.
The project is co-financed under the EU-funded operational programme Transport and Transport Infrastructure 2014-2020.
The Struma motorway, with a total length of 173.28 km, is part of pan-European transport Corridor IV. Its construction is divided into four sections: Dolna Dikanya – Dupnitsa, Dupnitsa – Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad-Sandanski, and Sandanski-Kulata.