Bulgarian Government Outlines Motorway Plan
The Bulgarian government has pledged to build an additional 900 kilometres of road infrastructure over the next six years. The Government has outlined highway construction programme that will include motorways in: Trakia, Lyulin, Maritsa, Struma and Black Sea regions. The projects have been costed at more than 3.3 billion euros and the works will be funded under the EU Cohesion Fund, the state budget and through Public-Private Partnership.Maritsa Highway (114 km) is scheduled to be constructed in 2009 at a cost of 360 million euros. Nearly 600 million will be allocated for the construction of Struma Highway, which is expected to be finalised by 2012.