After years of suspension, the Ruse-Giurgiu-Ferry line will start operating again. A Bulgarian-Romanian Group will specify the locations for new bridges

The Ruse-Giurgiu-Ferry line will resume operations. The resumption was enabled by the Agreement signed today between Bulgaria and Romania on the opening at the Bulgarian-Romanian border of the Ruse-Giurgiu-Ferry Border Checkpoint. The document was signed in the presence of the two Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania, Kiril Petkov and Nicolae Ciucă, by Transport and Infrastructure Minister Sorin Grindeanu and Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Vladimir Varbanov.

The opening of the Border Crossing will significantly ease the traffic on the Bulgarian-Romanian border.

The decision to resume the ferry line was taken during a meeting with Sorin Grindeanu in January at the initiative of Minister Nikolay Sabev in Ruse.

At the Plenary Session of the two government delegations, the main topic was improving of the transport connectivity of the two countries. The construction of a second bridge between Giurgiu and Ruse was discussed, for which European funding will be sought. The two countries will continue their joint work on the Danube Dredging Project and will seek opportunities for European funding for dredging activities in the common Bulgarian-Romanian section of the river.

An agreement was reached in the beginning of the following month to form a Working Group with experts from both Ministries to investigate possible sites for building new bridges over the Danube.