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The Civil Aviation Administration hosts a cybersecurity seminar
05.04.2022

The Civil Aviation Administration hosts a seminar on cybersecurity. The event is organized in the period 5-7 April 2022 together with EUROCONTROL under Support to States (STS) Policy.

For the first five years, the concessionaire of Sofia Airport will invest additional 29 million euros
31.03.2022

Today, at a meeting between the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev and the Chief Executive Officer of Meridiam Thierry Déau, it was agreed that the Investment Plan for the first five years will increase from the initially planned 43 million euros to 72 million.

The initiative belongs entirely to Minister Nikolay Sabev, and the agreement was reached after a series of meetings between the two sides.

Meridiam Investment Fund is the owner of the concessionaire of Sofia Airport SOF Connect.

Twice as many train tickets have been purchased through the BDZ website since the beginning of the year
31.03.2022

Twice as many train tickets have been purchased through the BDZ website since the beginning of the year. In March, more than 8,700 tickets were reserved and paid for through the website, and more than 24,000 visitors were recorded. In the first days of the mandate, the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev assigned BDZ - Passenger Transport EOOD, together with Information Services AD to improve the system for electronic ticketing.

Bulgaria is building an Information Exchange Center in the Maritime Sector on CISE Data Model
30.03.2022

Bulgaria will build a national infrastructure and supply, installation and personalization of a graphical user interface for Integrated Maritime Surveillance, allowing cross-border and transectoral exchange of information within Bulgaria and the European Union, based on the CISE data model.

The platform of a national CISE Node will be built under the project "Implementation of Integrated Bulgarian Maritime Surveillance (InBulMarS), based on a Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) for monitoring the EU maritime territory - with the acronym InBulMarS 2 ”.

Vladimir Varbanov: Nearly 30,000 should be the registered electric cars in Bulgaria by 2026
29.03.2022

The number of registered electric cars in Bulgaria should reach nearly 30,000 by 2026. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Vladimir Varbanov stated in Ruse during a Round Table on energy efficiency in transport and prospects for the use of low-carbon energy in the Danube region. He pointed out that currently there are less than 10,000 registered electric cars.

Minister Sabev: We want to preserve and restore the building of Nova Zagora Railway Station
25.03.2022

We want to preserve and restore the building of Nova Zagora Railway Station. This is what the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev said within a public discussion upon his initiative on the project for modernization of the Station.

Minister Sabev brings together a team of international advisers in the field of railway transport and logistics
24.03.2022

Today, the Minister of Transport invited experts from Germany to prepare a logistical plan for the development of multimodal transport in Bulgaria and the efficiency of the transport network in our country. That was announced during a meeting between the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev, Deputy Minister Vladimir Varbanov and a representative of the Executive Board of the Port of Duisburg Thomas Schlipköter.

New border crossings with Greece open, the Port of Alexandroupolis becomes strategic in the common transport connection
24.03.2022

In the current year we are opening a new border crossing at Zlatograd-Thermes. This was stated by the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev after meeting today with the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of Greece Konstantinos Karamanlis.

The Bulgarian side is committed to taking action to speed up the passage through the Makaza-Nymphea checkpoint by installing scales for trucks. The aim is to alleviate traffic at the Kulata-Promahon border checkpoint. Next year, a checkpoint near Rudozem and Xanthi will be opened, the Bulgarian Minister of Transport added.

Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.) acquired specialized equipment to combat spills and solid waste
23.03.2022

High-tech equipment to combat spills and solid waste from shipping in sea and river ports is due to start operating in the summer. This is whast the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Vladimir Varbanov stated today in Varna at the presentation of the specialized equipment purchased by Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co.).

European Commission approved BGN 60 million aid for air carriers
18.03.2022

The European Commission has approved the allocation of BGN 60 million in compensation to air carriers. The funds were provided from the State Budget and transferred to the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

The financial assistance is intended as a measure to support air carriers to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daniela Vezieva is the new Member of Holding BDZ EAD Board of Directors
17.03.2022

Daniela Vezieva has been appointed a Member of the Board of Directors of Holding BDZ EAD.

She will take the position after recording it in the Commercial Register.

"The thorough focus of the economic model will be on the customer. The railways are the green future of European Bulgaria", Vezieva commented on her priorities.

Nikolay Sabev: War in Ukraine has proved that we are on the right track with the Government's Transport Policy
15.03.2022

War in Ukraine has proved that we are on the right track with the Government's Policy of opening more transport links with neighboring countries. This was stated by the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev during the Annual Business Meeting with the Government, organized by Capital. According to him, there are already problems in the supply chains. Many insurers do not want to be responsible for ship charters for loading and unloading in the Black Sea basin. "We have been working very actively on alternative supply chains for several weeks now", Minister Sabev said.

Nikolay Sabev: No investments in the railways for 30 years and currently 45% of BDZ's rolling stock is not operational
10.03.2022

No investments have been made in the railways in the last 30 years and the carrier has been deliberately bankrupt. This was stated by the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev during a Round Table on "Restructuring of railway transport and implementation of the European program for reconstruction and development - a new perspective of the railways." He added that 45% of BDZ's rolling stock is out of operation and is not included in the company's repair program, while half of the applications were rejected due to inability to fulfill them.

Deputy Minister Berkovski participates in the Council of Ministers
10.03.2022

In the current unstable geopolitical context, Bulgaria supports the development of the European Union's international communication connectivity through the construction of submarine cables. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Dilyan Berkovski during his participation in an informal council of ministers under the auspices of the French Presidency, format: "Transport, Telecommunications and Energy". Bulgaria is preparing projects for additional connections across the Black Sea with neighboring countries.

Competitiveness of the Port of Varna is possible with a single trade policy
08.03.2022

"We need advaced infrastructure and a single trade policy to make Bulgarian ports attractive," the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev said during the second discussion on the development of the Port of Varna and the region. "We have made it clear that we will protect the interests of the State, shipowners and shippers."

Nikolay Sabev: We are working on building a system that will unite all border control structures
07.03.2022

We are working on building a system through which we will unite all structures related to border control so that they function much faster. This was stated by the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev during today's meeting with the Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community with the Western Balkans Matej Zakonjšek.

Validity of liability insurance will be checked electronically at technical inspections
13.01.2022

The availability of a valid driver's liability insurance will be checked electronically at the technical inspection points. The measure is in line with the Government's Policy and Minister Nikolay Sabev's request to reduce the administrative burden for the end user and remove paper documents.

Bulgaria and Georgia with a common vision for the development of economic relations between the two countries
13.01.2022

Bulgaria and Georgia have a common vision for the development of economic relations between the two countries, as it was pointed out during a meeting between the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia H.E. Tamuna Liluashvili.

MTC and the road transport branch start firm actions to solve all problematic issues in the sector
13.01.2022

The Ministry of Transport and Communications and the representatives of the road transport branch will work actively and in partnership, in search of solutions to all problematic issues for the sector. This was agreed during a meeting today between Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Stoyan Novakov and representatives of the Union of International Road Hauliers, the European Transport Cluster, the National Association of Road Hauliers, AEBTRI and others.

Holding BDZ EAD with a new management team
12.01.2022

The composition of the Board of Directors of Holding BDZ EAD is changed with a Protocol of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Until a competition is held, Lyubomir Syarov, Petko Petkov and Yordan Mirchev have been elected as new members.

The dismissed members of the Board are Margarita Petrova-Karidi, Georgi Drumev and Svetlomir Nikolov. The motives are related to poor management, organizational shortcomings and delayed control over the implementation of repair programs.

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