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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."

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.

Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ombudsman will work together in the interests of civil society
10.01.2022

The role of the Public Defender is very important for the Ministry of Transport and Communications, because the two institutions can work together to make citizens been heard and to have a strong civil society. This is what the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev stated at a meeting today with the Ombudsman Diana Kovacheva. The reason for the talks was the opinion of the Public Defender on the effectiveness of car eco-stickers.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will promptly assist in opening Sofia-Skopje air line
07.01.2022

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will assist as soon as possible in opening an air line between Sofia and Skopje in case of interest from an airline to operate the flights. This assurance was received by representatives of the airlines at a meeting today at the Ministry. From a legal point of view, there is no obstacle to the start of passenger transport by air, because there is an indefinite Memorandum for cooperation between the Aviation Administrations of the two countries, which was signed in 2015.

Water transport development will be based on smart, sustainable and comprehensive growth
07.01.2022

Plans for the development of water transport are based on smart, sustainable and comprehensive growth, at a fundamentally new level, meeting the new political, economic and social goals. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Vladimir Varbanov said at the ceremony marking the 141st Anniversary of the establishment of the Naval Academy "N. Y. Vaptsarov".

The Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev invited the Turkish State to hold a Ministerial Meeting and visit Kapitan Andreevo-Kapakule Border Checkpoint. The meeting is planned to take place at the end of January this year, and will be attended by representatives of the responsible institutions of the two countries. That happened in the framework of the meeting of Minister Nikolay Sabev with the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Bulgaria Aylin Sekizkök.  At the meeting with his Turkish
06.01.2022

By order of the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Iliya Iliev, by the end of January BDZ-Passenger Transport should present an investment program to improve working conditions at railway depots. It is required to include clear and short-term actions.

Actions taken to clarify the accident on the Tsarevna motor ship
31.12.2021

Maritime Administration Executive Agency – Varna has received an alert for an accident with a death on board a motor ship Tsarevna. The information was submitted by the agent of the ship Sea Parthner Ltd at 23.35. The vessel flies the Maltese flag with an 18-member crew, including 17 Bulgarians and one Ukrainian.

The ship anchored for supply and change of crew at 23.05 on December 30 in Varna Bay.

The composition of the Board of Directors of Sofia Airport EAD has been changed
30.12.2021

The composition of the Board of Directors of Sofia Airport EAD has been changed.

Hristina Yankova, Ivan Dimitriev and Hristo Handjiev have been dismissed as members of the Board of Directors. Until the competition procedure, Dimitar Assenov, Krassimir Peshev and Milen Hristov have been appointed in their place.

Minister Nikolay Sabev: Equal conditions and taxes for railway carriers will be achieved through joint actions
30.12.2021

Equal conditions and taxes for railway undertakings will be achieved through joint action by all stakeholders. This is what the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev stated in a framework of a meeting with representatives of the railway sector at the initiative of Deputy Minister Iliya Iliev.

"Legal changes can be implemented after a short period of time, reasoned proposals are discussed by experts in the sector", Minister Sabev said.

565 applications submitted by bus carriers to apply for State Aid
30.12.2021

565 applications were submitted by bus carriers to apply for State Aid.

The deadline for submitting documents through the Management System of National Investments (NIMS) was 16:30 on 23 December 2021.

By Order of the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev, a Commission has been appointed to assess the administrative compliance and admissibility of the submitted applications. The documents will be considered in the order of their receipt.

Minister Nikolay Sabev: Concessionaire of Sofia Airport will accelerate investments in 2022
23.12.2021

The concessionaire of Sofia Airport will accelerate investments in 2022. This was agreed today by the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev and the Executive Director of SOF Connect, Mr. Jesus Caballero. The Minister insisted on re-planning an investment program and moving some of the financial commitments set out in the concession agreement to an earlier stage.

Minister Sabev: We are creating conditions for aviation industry rise
21.12.2021

We are starting to work for creating conditions for the rise of the aviation industry as part of the country's transport system. This is what the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev stated in the National Assembly in the framework of a meeting with MPs, representatives of the aviation sector and the management of DG Civil Aviation Administration, Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority (BULATSA) and the State Aviation Operator.

Minister Sabev: The key to turning Ruse into a European transport hub is to deal with traffic on the Danube Bridge
18.12.2021

Detailed analysis of all possibilities is necessary and the most practical option for solving the problems with crossing the Danube Bridge near Ruse has to be chosen. This is what the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev stated today in the framework of his visit to the Danube Bridge border checkpoint to assess on the spot the ideas for improvements in transport connectivity proposed in the framework of yesterday's public discussion in the Danube city.

Minister Nikolay Sabev visited the locomotive factory in Ruse
18.12.2021

In the framework of his visit to the city of Ruse, the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev also visited the single company in Bulgaria that manifactured new locomotives. This is the first tour of the Minister in a railway site, where modernization and maintenance of rolling stock is carried out.

Minister Sabev showed interest in getting acquainted with the work process and found out that the company was clean, modern and well-organized.

A postal and philatelic edition is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Atlantic Club
17.12.2021

The establishment of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria 30 years ago leaves a very serious mark in all aspects of Bulgarian political and social life. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Alexander Pulev during a validation ceremony of a postal and philatelic publication dedicated to the anniversary.

Minister Nikolay Sabev: We will develop transport as a highly efficient system that includes all modes of transportation
17.12.2021

We will develop transport as a highly efficient system that includes all modes of transportation. This is what the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev stated during a public discussion on the resumption of flights from Ruse Airport and optimization of the crossing of the Danube Bridge.

Bulgaria has well-educated maritime personnel and together we will work for the rise of the country’s maritime industry
14.12.2021

Purposeful state policy and investment in maritime education are needed. This is what the Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev said at a meeting in the National Assembly with representatives of the maritime industry.

The participants in the dialogue pointed out that there was little interest in certain extremely important specialties in maritime transport. Therefore, the capacity of retired captains and professionals who could contribute with their experience and knowledge would be used.

Smuggled goods were seized in a joint operation of GDNP and RTA
14.12.2021

Teams of Economic Police, National Police Directorate General (GDNP), Road Transport Administration Executive Agency (RTA) and Customs Agency carried out joint inspections at Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. The operation took place from 10 to 12 December 2021 as part of the interdepartmental specialized police operation and the international operation of Europol OPSON 11.

Deputy Minister Alexander Pulev: We have set strong development of railway transport as an ecological alternative
14.12.2021

For the last 30 years there has been an increase in harmful emissions by 52 percent, the main reason being road transport. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Alexander Pulev stated in the framework of a discussion panel "Plan for Sustainability, Energy and the European Green Deal" within the Webit Forum in Sofia Tech Park.

Nikolay Sabev took over the management of the MTC from Hristo Alexiev
13.12.2021

We are here to speed up the economic development in the field of transport and reduce the time  needed to transport passengers and goods. This is what the newly appointed Minister of Transport and Communications Nikolay Sabev announced upon receiving the management of the institution by the recent Minister Hristo Alexiev.

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