Public Relations and Protocol

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev ordered the organization of a working meeting for discussing issues related to the bus transport.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev, received officially an investment intention from the biggest manufacturer of rail rolling stock in the world. Representatives of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), which is one of the biggest world industrial concerns, presented the intention.

The investment intention contains solutions for common strategic cooperation, which include provision of a package of high technology, financing, investments, training and services.

The investment proposal includes three main points:

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev inspected the new electronic system to control the theoretical exams of applicants for drivers. He visited the regional department of "Road Transport Administration" in Sofia, where today were held the first exams in specially equipped halls. The results indicated that 64 out of 84 applicants have passed successfully.

Revenues of BDZ from entertainment trips may reach 4 million BGN per year, stated the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev today during a demonstration journey by steam locomotive to the Cherepish monastery with the participation of Prime Minister Ognian Gerdjikov, ministers and diplomats.

Minister Alexiev added that the idea of this trip is to show to the diplomatic corps, on the eve of the national holiday, the Bulgarian tradition, history, spirituality, because it is important and should be promoted.

Directorate General "Civil Aviation Administration" (DG CAA) obtained a certificate for successfully introducing a system of quality management ISO 9001: 2008.

The certificate was issued by Intertek Bulgaria after a successfully conducted recertification audit of the Quality management system of DG CAA.

“The railway transport is a crucial element of the National Transport System and its development for the integration to the European systems impacts significantly the overall development of the Economy of Republic of Bulgaria“. With these words the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Hristo Alexiev opened a round table with topic “The challenges to the Bulgarian railways for overcoming the crisis – management and development”. The event has taken place today in the Tarde Union Home of the Transport Worker, Sofia.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev met with Kristian Vaklinov. 22-year-old student at the University of National and World Economy, specialty "Accountancy" is a great friend of the narrow gauge railway Septemvri - Dobrinishte.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Hristo Alexiev performed a check on the Project for a direct road connection between Sofia Airport (Terminal 2) and “Brussels” Blvd. He visited the construction site and inspected the progress of the construction-installation works, as earlier today he has met the Project Contractors.

We are working on a software for improving the control during technical inspections. That stated the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov during the todays debate on road safety – “For 100 lives more“, organized by newspaper “24 hours”. During the performance of the technical inspections, the data from the devices will be registered on-line in the central system of the Executive Agency Automobile Administration. Based on the received information, the platform will automatically define the validity of the inspection, said Georgi Todorov.

Caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev made an unexpected inspection at the Central Railway Station in Sofia. He was accompanied by Director General of the "National Railway Company  Infrastructure" (NRIC) Krassimir Papukchiyski.

Zero tolerance for non-compliance of safety and security standards for the transport of passengers and freights in the railway sector. That stated the caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev in an extraordinary meeting with the Railway Administration Executive Agency (RAEA) and the Railway Accidents Investigation Unit. The reason for it was yesterday's accident with the composition of the private railway undertaking in Dylgopol-Komunari interstation.

With protocol decision of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev there were made changes in the composition of the Board of Directors of "Holding BDZ" EAD.

Mr. Vladimir Vladimirov was deprived and Mr. Georgi Drumev was appointed to take his position. By Decision of the Managing Authority of the company, Mr. Georgi Drumev was elected for CEO.

Mr. George Drumev is a specialist in the field of railways and a longtime employee of the system. In different periods of his career, he was a Manger “BDZ Cargo” Ltd.

By the end of March will be initiated tender procedures for three major railway projects which to be implemented with European funding, stated caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev during the presentation of the team and the main priorities and tasks. He pointed out that these are the projects on the modernization of the railway sections Elin Pelin - Kostenets, Kostenets - Septemvri and Sofia - Voluyak, which is part of the railway line Sofia - Dragoman. Their total value is about 700 mln. Euro.

I will ask for an urgent meeting with the colleagues from the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy to address the issue on the new requirements for posting of drivers performing international road haulage operations. Such a commitment took caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technologyand Communications Hristo Alexiev during today's meeting with representatives of the professional organizations in the field of carriage of goods.

Caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev met today with representatives of the Bulgarian Airlines Association.

During the talks the representatives of the industry expressed willingness to be elaborated a strategy to provide guidelines for the development of aviation. They stated their readiness to continue the work of the Advisory Board in the fields of aviation.

Organizing of fair and democratic elections is one of the main priorities of the caretaker government, stated the caretaker Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev during the MTITC management handover ceremony. The management of "Information Services" AD, which is within the system of the Ministry will have the task to start immediately the preparation for holding of elections.