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The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov appointed Major General Zlatko Zlatev as Director General of the State Aviation Operator.

Bulgaria supports the main goals of the Single European Sky. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Christina Velinova stated in the framework of the meeting of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council of the European Union (Transport and Telecommunications),  which was being held on that day and on the following day in Luxembourg.

The newly built dredging equipment will enable the The Executive Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube River to efficiently and timely fulfill its obligations for maintenance of the waterway. This is what the Caretaker Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva stated during the christening ceremony of the new dredge. The godmother of the specialized vessel is the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bulgaria, H.E. Bea ten Tusscher.

I have ordered an audit of BDZ security contract. This is what the Caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated in a framework of a meeting with the President of the Union of Railway Workers in Bulgaria at The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) Petar Bunev, the President of the Union of Transport Trade Unions in Bulgaria Ekaterina Yordanova and the President of the National Railway Trade Union at Confederation of Labor "Podkrepa" Zorincho Yordanov.

As long as I am a Minister, I will not allow even one lev of European funding for railway infrastructure not to be allocated. This is what the Caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated at the start of the modernization of the Orizovo-Mihailovo railway section.

"I have instructed the Director General of the National Railway Infrastructure Company to report to me on a daily basis on the progress of each of the projects", the Minister added.

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Hristina Velinova and the Rector of the Higher School of Telecommunications and Posts Prof. Dr. Miglena Temelkova validated a publication dedicated to the educational institution. The executive director of Bulgarian Posts EAD Deyan Daneshki also took part in the event. The university inherits the traditions of the State Telegraph and Post School, which was established 140 years ago by decree of Prince Alexander I Battenberg.

In order to find a balance between control and facilitation, we should introduce electronic communications to reduce the share of paper documents, underlined Caretaker Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Christina Velinova during a videoconference meeting of the Ministers of Transport of the International Transport Forum. According to her, Bulgaria will continue to work on the main priorities of the International Transport Forum and will cooperate with member states to overcome the difficulties the transport of goods and passengers is facing.

Bulgarian Internet users are active in the registration of pan-European domains with .eu and .eю extensions. This was commented by the caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Internet field "eю".

The Bulgarian population represents only about 1.5 percent of all residents of the European Union, but domestic consumers have registered 5 percent of internationalized European names, he added.

Holding fair and democratic elections and preventing a breakdown in any aspect of the transport system are the two main priorities of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications. This is what the Caretaker Minister Georgi Todorov announced at the presentation of his team.

The Maritime Administration Executive Agency participated in a two-day disaster preparedness exercise, which was held on May 18 and 19, 2021 in Belene.

We start an active phase of construction of railway projects worth over BGN 930 million. This is what the Caretaker Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva stated at the opening of a meeting of the Monitoring Committee of Operational Program on Transport and Transport Infrastructure (OPPTI) 2014-2020.

Sofia Flight Training Center (brand name of Institute of Air Transport Ltd.) established itself over the years as a forge for personnel, with sustainable trends for future development and innovative projects. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated within the validation of a postage stamp dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the organization. The stamp is printed in a limited edition and will arouse the interest not only of aviators and philatelists, but also of all people who send letters, he added.

The total number of issued electronic prescriptions is already 500 000 and the real actions in the field of e-Health are a good occasion to celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated this at a meeting today with the Management of Information Services JSC.

The introduction of the e-prescription system facilitates both patients and GPs, while reducing the risk of improper dispensing of medicines, he added.

The state of the transport sector and the level of implementation of infrastructure and telecommunications projects were discussed by the newly appointed Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov and the previous Minister Rossen Jeliazkov during the handover in the management of the Ministry.

The security of next-generation mobile networks is a priority in today's economies, which are increasingly influenced by the digital world. The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Andreana Atanasova stated this during an international high-level online conference dedicated to national security and cyber security.

Within 2 years travelling by rail from Sofia to Varna through the Karnobat Railway Junction will take 4 hours. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov said at the opening today of the renovated Karnobat Railway Station. The Minister added that this would be possible after the modernization of the Karnobat-Sindel Railway Line, which is already underway.

All new assets, built in the last few years at Port of Burgas, provide an excellent opportunity for the development of congress tourism and innovation in the seaside town. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov said today upon visiting the newly built Congress Center - Burgas, together with the Mayor of Burgas Municipality Dimitar Nikolov and the Regional Governor Valcho Cholakov.

Passenger service in an organized manner will be provided with regard to the implementation of the project for development of Sofia Railway Junction, in the section Sofia-Voluyak. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov stated at the opening of a Press Conference of the Management of National Railway Infrastructure Company and Bulgarian State Railways in connection with the coordinated actions of implementing the reconstruction and ensuring the comfort of passengers.

Use of robotic systems in transport was the topic of a meeting held today between the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov and the President of the Autonomous Transport Open Systems European Association Radoslav Atanasov.

Minister Jeliazkov was informed about the European projects in the field of aircrafts with vertical take-off and landing with electric propulsion, about smart automated vehicles, as well as about the traffic management in the "smart cities".

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov signed today the letter of completion under the Concession Agreement, with which both parties confirm that the preliminary conditions under the Agreement have been fulfilled. An essential condition for signing the completion letter was the receipt of BGN 660 million as Upfront Concession Fee in the state budget.

The starting date of the Concession came on April 19, 2021 and the activity of “SOF Connect” AD started from 24:00 on April 19, 2021.