Chinese companies have demonstrated interest towards major infrastructure projects in Bulgaria.
According to Bulgarian Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova, the Chinese have showed greatest interest towards the Cherno More (Black Sea) motorway, the planned tunnel under Shipka peak and the Ruse-Svilengrad road.
As regards the Ruse-Svilengrad road, the Chinese are more interested in combining the road with the tunnel under Shipka.
The original Bulgarian proposal projects the following route: Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo – Hainboaz Pass – Svilengrad.
Pavlova is part of the Bulgarian delegation of seven ministers headed by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov during their visit to China for participation at the fourth leaders' meeting of Central and Eastern European (CEE)countries and China.
At the forum, the regional minister presented the priorities of Bulgaria and the opportunities for participation in public-private partnership in the construction of infrastructure.
She noted that Bulgaria supports not only the 16+1 initiative, but also the EU-China Connectivity Platform and the One Belt, One Road initiative.
In her words, Bulgaria is to insist on part of the routes of these corridors to pass through the country and the opportunities have been discussed at the forum.
Sofia News Agency