Parliament Adopts Forestry Act Amendments

Parliament Adopts Forestry Act Amendments

Bulgaria's parliament adopted on Wednesday amendments to the Forestry Act which allow the construction of ski runs, lifts and tows without a change in the designated purpose of the area.

Under the amendments, the right to build ski runs and lifts, as well as other facilities for sport, cultural and religious purposes, will be granted through a public tender organized by the state or the municipality, depending on who is the owner of the respective area, parliament said in a statement published on its website on Wednesday.

The facilities can also be built under a public-private partnership scheme.

The amendments were supported by 75 MPs from the ruling centre-right party GERB and three independents, local daily Dnevnik reported on Wednesday. All of the other deputes, including two MPs from GERB, were against. A total of 109 MPs participated in the voting.

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