Bulgaria and Romania are expected next week to sign a memorandum launching the preparation for construction of two new bridges over the Danube - between Nikopol and Turnu Magurele and between Silistra and Calarasi, said Transport, IT and Communications Minister Nikolina Angelkova.
The preparatory work will be financed under the Bulgaria-Romania Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. "After the memorandum is signed and a joint application form is filed, the design development and cost-benefit analysis will be drawn up so the two governments can consider the details of building the two bridges," said Angelkova. Public-private partnership will most likely be sought, she said.
The expansion of the Danube Bridge 1 between Rousse and Giurgiu will be designed under Operational Programme Transport because it is part of a European Corridor.