Bulgaria prepares to launch a tender for the construction of a section of Hemus Motorway in northeastern Bulgaria, Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has said.
“We are completing the preparation of the documents for the tender in order to continue the construction of the motorway from Varna in the direction of Sofia,” Pavlova told reporters in the coastal city, according to a press release issued by the government’s Road Infrastructure Agency on Monday.
The new 16.5-kilometer section will extend westward, in the direction of Targovishte city, from the motorway junction at Belokopitovo, in Shumen Region. The new section will include a major road junction and six viaducts, according to the press release.
Bulgaria’s coalition government led by centre-right GERB party sees the construction of new sections of Hemus Motorway as key to enhancing the economic development of the country’s northern regions which lag behind the southern ones in terms of road infrastructure.
Sofia News Agency