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Ordered by Minister Georgi Todorov inspections of railway projects in the country continue

Krasimir Papukchiyski checks repair works at Stara Zagora Railway Station
25.08.2021

Ordered by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov, daily inspections of all railway projects with European and national funding have begun. The responsible Deputy Minister Neli Andreeva and the Director General of the National Railway Infrastructure Company, Krasimir Papukchiyski, monitor and report on a daily basis the implementation of the work program for each site, and the Minister personally inspects some projects.

"We will not tolerate delays and poor performance of construction activities and in case of any violations we will impose sanctions", Eng. Krasimir Papukchiyski said at the visit to Stara Zagora Railway Station, which is currently being renovated under a European project. He instructed the contractor and the designer to reconsider the possibilities for combining yellow and green colors on the facade of the building and to find an architectural solution that would satisfy the residents of the city. "I held several meetings with the citizens of Stara Zagora and assured them that we will look for an option that is acceptable to both parties", Eng. Papukchiyski explained. The contractors reported that finishing works in the waiting room and administrative premises of the station are forthcoming and that they are expected to be completed by the beginning of the winter season.

In the framework of his visit to the district, Eng. Krasimir Papukchiyski inspected the construction activities in the area of Chirpan Railway Station, which are part of a project for repair of the Orizovo-Mihailovo Railway Line. The contractor of the site explained that the work program is followed and no delays were reported. "The construction activities at this stage include a complete reconstruction of the railway on the territory of Orizovo and Chirpan Railway Stations, construction of a new station in Orizovo and repair of the existing Chirpan Railway Station", Eng. Papukchiyski said. He added that a large part of the railway line would be built on a new route to ensure train speeds of 160 km/h.