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I supported the idea of Bulgaria's accession to the UN resolution, according to which "seafarers and other marine personnel" will be designated as key workers, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov said at the opening of the International Maritime Forum in Burgas today. "At the end of May, I sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on the accession of our country to the joint resolution.

After the construction of the last 9 metro stations on the third line of the Sofia metro, car traffic will decrease by over 17,000 cars per day. This is what Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva said at the opening of the conference "Strategic Infrastructure and Investment 2021". According to her, the project is included in the Recovery and Resilience Plan and has the support of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications.

Road Transport Administration Executive Agency (RTAEA) will give an online demonstration of the system for providing administrative e-Services. It is envisaged to present the capabilities, functionalities and operation of the following administrative e-Services:

Executive Agency “Maritime Administration“ will install a national infrastructure for integrated maritime surveillance based on the CISE data model. А kick-off meeting of the project "Implementation of Integrated Bulgarian Maritime Surveillance, based on a Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) for the EU maritime domain surveillance - with the acronym InBulMarS 2" was held today in Varna.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov sent a letter to EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean. The letter states that despite our common efforts for the implementation of the Green lanes, worrying situations have been witnessed at some intra-EU border crossing points, including between Bulgaria and Romania. The Bulgarian heavy goods vehicles have been caught in long queues and the cross-border circulation of goods between Bulgaria and Romania has been heavily impeded.

The project "Implementation of Integrated Bulgarian Maritime Surveillance (InBulMarS), based on a Information Sharing Environment (CISE) for surveillance of the EU maritime territory - with the acronym InBulMarS 2" has been launched. The opening meeting will be held on June 23, 2021 in Varna.

The program envisages the presentation of the project for the media representatives on June 23, 2021 at 12.00, in the Roslin Dimyat Hotel.

We have resumed the dialogue with the branch organizations regarding the training of the driving licence applicants. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated following a meeting with representatives of the organizations in the field of training of driving licence applicants.

I will be at a different border checkpoint every week until heavy goods vehicle traffic gets relieved. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov announced after today's meeting to discuss and take the necessary actions to facilitate the passage of trucks across the land borders at the exit from Bulgaria.

"All state authorities involved in the problem, as well as representatives of the transport industry, took part in today's talks. The measures that have been drawn up are ubiquitous and everyone,

The Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Georgi Todorov and the rector of the University of Telecommunications and Posts Prof. Dr. Miglena Temelkova signed a memorandum of cooperation between the two institutions. This year marks 140 years since the establishment of the State Telegraph and Postal School, established in 1881 by decree of Prince Alexander Battenberg, whose successor today is the University of Telecommunications and Posts.

The specialized inspections for illegal transportation of passengers in the areas of the airports and border checkpoints, ordered by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov, have started.

The crews of the State Aviation Operator (SAO) will maintain their flight training on Bulgarian Air aircraft. This was enabled by the signing of an Agreement on bilateral cooperation between the State Aviation Operator and Bulgaria Air.

The contract ensures the continuous rhythmic flying activity of the crews of the State Aviation Operator flying Airbus A319 throughout the year. If necessary, Bulgaria Air crews and instructors will provide assistance to the State Aviation Operator.

Since the beginning of June, there is new work organization to the inspectors Road Transport Administration Executive Agency. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov announced at the start of the non-scheduled inspections of the Road Transport Administration Executive Agency for control of passenger and cargo transportation.

The Caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov met with representatives of the bus branch. In the framework of the talks, the main issues facing the bus sector were discussed.

In the next Programming Period under the Transport Connectivity Program we will modernize railway station complexes in the direction Sofia-Pernik-Radomir. This is what the Caretaker Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva said ат the opening of the renovated reception building at Kazichene Railway Station. According to her, the specific parameters of the projects will be known after the approval of the Program by the European Commission.

The suspension or restriction of road transport has serious consequences on the economy and the quality of life in all EU Member States, as stated the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov in Plovdiv during the opening of the automobile exhibition - TRUCK EXPO 2021.

The Three Seas Initiative is an opportunity for synergy that will further contribute to the acceleration and sustainable development of the connectivity and joint economic development of the participating countries. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated in the framework of a Session on Innovation and Connectivity, which was part of the Three Seas Initiative Conference on Unity, Innovation and Connectivity.

An Integrated Maritime Policy is a key factor in the recovery of the European economy after the pandemic. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva stated at the framework of a Ministerial Conference on a Blue Agenda in the Green Deal.  The event took place today in Lisbon, Portugal, on the occasion of June 8 –  World Oceans Day.

The Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications is starting the preparation of the Thematic Plan for issuing postage stamps in 2022. By August 31, 2021, proposals for marking events of public, national or global significance, as well as and round anniversaries and celebrations.

I will not allow a delay in the payment of pensions in Vidin and the schedules for receiving the funds will be met. The caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov commented in connection with the unsuccessful attempt for robbery of a post office in the city.

I have ordered an investigation of the case, added Minister Todorov.

In connection with false information provided in various media that the Bulgarian authorities have allowed, despite the sanctions, a Belarusian aircraft to fly through the Bulgarian airspace, we firmly state that at the time of the flight of the Belarusian airline Belavia, which passed through the Bulgarian airspace on June 2, 2021, there was no EU sanctioning act in force prohibiting flights of airlines from Belarus to fly to / from airports and to fly over the territories of the Member States.