I have not promised to build a bridge in four years, because this is impossible, Bulgaria’s Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Grozdan Karadzhov said for Nova TV in connection with the announcement of this country’s Minister of Finance Assen Vassilev that Bulgaria would build 4 bridges over the Danube by the end of the term of office of the current cabinet. In Minister Karadzhov's words, the construction of a bridge takes a minimum of 6 years.
In his words, Struma motorway will not cross the Kresna Gorge via a tunnel, as proposed by this country’s Minister of Environment. Grozdan Karadzhov defended the current project which envisages that one of the routes of Struma motorway will pass through the Kresna Gorge and the other one will pass along the mountain ridge. The project will cost EUR 500 million and can be completed in 2028. The construction of the tunnel is four times more expensive, Minister Karadzhov added.