Bulgaria stands to receive more than 215 million levs ($144.3 million/109.9 million euro) in European Union grants to finance the construction of two extensions of the Sofia underground railway, the government said.
The grants will be extended under the EU-funded operational programme Transport to the state-owned company Metropoliten. The proceeds from the grants will go to finance the constructuion of the two sections with a combined length of 7.6 kilometres which will link the city centre with the Sofia international airport and the Business Park Sofia located in the outskirts of the city.
The allocation of the money must also be approved by the European Commission, the government said in a statement on Wednesday following its weekly meeting.
Sofia's underground railway network is 31 kilometres long and has 27 stations.