Public Relations and Protocol

I will not allow the case of the stranded ship near Kamen Bryag to be used for sabotage of the State by pre-election party interests, lobbyists and representatives of the administration. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated at a briefing today. He announced that he had issued an order for the release of the Executive Director of the Maritime Administration Executive Agency, Captain Zhivko Petrov. The main reason was an uncoordinated deviation from the pre-approved load release technology.

The long-lasting lack of equipment and procedures for emergency situations, such as the shipwreck at the Yailata area near Kamen Bryag, is punishable by law irresponsibility, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated.

The operation to release the stranded cargo ship Vera SU is technically secured. Pursuant to an order of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev, the logistics plan is in force and is strictly implemented. The stranded cargo ship Vera SU was fortified with the spare anchors delivered this morning. The aim is to avoid possible displacement of the vessel in case of worsening weather conditions.

Today, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev signed an order saying that the competent state authorities should start immediate actions for the release of the stranded cargo ship Vera SU. For this purpose, in recent days, all responsible institutions have been involved in order to find the best and safest solution and to prevent environmental pollution.

The rescue plan for the release of the stranded cargo ship Vera SU has not been approved by the responsible institutions - the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, the Ministry of Environment and Water and the Black Sea Basin Directorate - Varna, the Executive Director of Maritime Administration Executive Agency Capt. Zhivko Petrov said in a briefing. After getting acquainted in detail, we did not accept the part with the unloading of the ship at sea. The plan proposes to unload at least half of the cargo at sea.

I will not allow inefficient spending of funds in the implementation of train repairs. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated at an unannounced inspection at Sofia and Iliyantsi railway depots.

The reason for his visit is that the information provided about the implementation of the contract under the project for maintenance of BDZ trains is unreliable. After the inspection, Minister Alexiev reported unscrupulous performance of the contract and a clear delay in carrying out major repairs.

For the second time, bus carriers will be eligible to apply for financial support. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated at today's meeting with representatives of the bus industry and municipalities. According to him, the measure to support the sector, set for this year, for the first time includes large bus companies and municipal enterprises for passenger transport.

United and together, we will find a fair, non-discriminatory and adequate mechanism for allocating aid to the aviation sector. This is the conclusion of the meeting of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev and the representatives of the branch organizations from the aviation industry.

Hristo Alexiev put his first signature as Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications at the commemoration of the Connecting Europe Express Initiative. The act took place at a ceremony to send the train passing through Bulgaria on the occasion of the European Year of Rail.

"Currently, railway projects worth BGN 3 billion are being implemented with European funding," Hristo Alexiev said in his speech to the representatives of the European Commission.

No major violations were found at the inspections of the school buses. This is what Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Christina Velinova stated at the opening of Safe Road Infrastructure Conference. The event was held in Hissarya and was organized for the seventh consecutive year by the Bulgarian branch organization "Road Safety".

Accelerating the implementation of projects for railways, roads, and digital highways is one of my main tasks. This was stated by the new Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev at the acceptance of the management of the Ministry by Georgi Todorov.

Within the term of office of the Caretaker Cabinet, projects for construction and modernization of railway infrastructure worth over BGN 1 billion have been launched. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated at the opening of the new academic year at Todor Kableshkov University of Transport.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov visited the Simulation Center of the Air Transport Institute - Sofia Flight Training, and got acquainted with the system for training pilots and aircraft technicians for civil aviation.

Minister Georgi Todorov inspected the classrooms, the workshops for practical training of aircraft technicians and the full-flight simulators. He stated that the level of education and training met the highest European and world standards.

The lack of regulation in the Northern area of Sofia Airport and the finalization of this process were discussed at the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications. The meeting was held on the initiative of Minister Georgi Todorov, and was attended by the Chief Architect of Sofia Municipality Zdravko Zdravkov, Deputy Mayor of Slatina District Toshko Nikolov, Director General of the Civil Aviation Administration Hristo Shterionov and experts from MTITC .

Within 10 days, specific changes will be proposed to optimize the process of activating and deactivating hail suppression sites. This is one of the conclusions of a meeting at the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications.

The postage stamp, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Argentina, continues the tradition with which we mark important events in the relations between the governments and the peoples with philatelic editions.  This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov during the ceremony of validation of the common post mark.

Bulgaria's active role in the activities of the Universal Postal Union has received high recognition, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov on the election of our country for a member of the Postal Operations Council of the UPU. At the 27th Congress of the Union, which held from 9 to 27 August 2021 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, our candidacy received the maximum number of votes in the Eastern Europe and North Asia geographical group, added Minister Todorov.

A centralized dispatch system will control in real time the run of trains on the 138-kilometer section from Svetovrachane to Sopot. The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov inspected the system implementation process. It is located in the Unified Center for Train Traffic Management at Sofia Railway Station. BGN 9,855,361 without VAT have been allocated for its implementation, and the deadline for implementation is July 2022.

With the construction of modern management and security systems on the railway line from Plovdiv to Burgas we significantly increase the safety of railway transport in the area. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated at the visit of Railway Traffic Management Center in Plovdiv.

The first 70 meters of the longest two-pipe railway tunnel ever built in Bulgaria have already been dug. It is 7 km long and is a component of the large-scale Elin Pelin-Kostenets Railway Project, whose implementation started a little over a month ago.