Public Relations and Protocol

The State will assist Sofia Airport concessionaire in speeding up the throughput mode of Terminals 1 and 2 and avoidance of gathering of many people at one spot.

Yesterday, August 14, 2021, at about 7:50 pm, in the area of the village of Mirkovo, Pirdop municipality, Sofia district, an ultralight plane caught high-voltage power line wires. As a result, the plane crashed and hit the ground, behind the ceramic factory located in the area. The plane was destroyed as a result of the crush. The pilot and the passenger were injured and taken to hospital.

Belovo railway station, which historically was the reason for the foundation of the settlement, will meet all European requirements within a year, as concluded following the inspection of the site of the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva and the Director General of the National Railway Infrastructure Company Krassimir Papukchiiski. "Currently, the old building has been completely removed and the construction of the new main building is under preparation.

Minister Georgi Todorov met the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives Abdulla Shahid. They discussed the opportunities for improvement of air connectivity between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Maldives.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov dismissed Angel Zaburtov from the post of Director General of State Enterprise “Port Infrastructure”.

By another ordinance Minister Georgi Todorov announced a procedure for the selection of Director General of the state company under the Public Enterprises Act and the regulations for its implementation.

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov congratulated the team of the ministry, which administers the platform for technical infrastructure in the country. The single information point was awarded a prize in the prestigious international competition "Special Achievement in GIS 2021".

I expect Sofia Airport to become a modern and competitive airport, not only in the Balkans, but also in Europe. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated within the framework of the regular meeting of the Joint Committee between MTITC representatives and the concessionaire of the airport "SOF Connect" AD. According to him, in order to fulfill that goal, it was necessary to work on the activities planned by the concessionaire.

"The construction of the longest two-pipe railway tunnel, built so far in Bulgaria and at the Balkans, has started today," Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov said. He started the construction activities under a project for modernization of the Elin Pelin-Vakarel railway section. The site is part of the main railway highway in the direction East - West and is one of the extremely important for Bulgaria and neighboring countries European Corridor No. 8 and the passing TEN-T Network in our country.

The railway connectivity of the countries of the Western Balkans is of exceptional importance, which necessitates the rapid implementation of infrastructure projects in the directions to Serbia and Northern Macedonia. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva announced at the launch ceremony of the project "Development of the Railway Junction: Sofia-Voluyak". It is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

"Responsible state policy and the attraction of foreign investment will contribute to achieving sustainable connectivity, accelerated economic development and improvement of competitiveness in Eastern Europe", Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated at the opening of the Transport panel at the business forum of the Three Seas 2021 initiative, hosted by Bulgaria.

Driving tests in Sofia will be carried out in a renovated building, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated during the opening of the room in the Regional Department of EA “Road Transport Administration”. According to him, the new rooms of the test center are separated from the main building, where the employees of the regional department are located, which will separate the flows of people.

Joint actions are needed to ensure free traffic and maintain the functioning of the Green Lanes between Bulgaria and Romania, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov stated during a meeting with the State Secretary ат the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Romania Adrian Covăsnianu in Vidin.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov discussed with the Ambassador of Greece to Bulgaria Dimitrios Chronopoulos the opportnities for improving traffic and free movement of people and goods through the border crossings with our southern neighbor. The Minister said that the queues at the borders make suffer not only the business, which loses real money, but also people who have to stay in cars and heavy motor vehicles in these temperature conditions.

Protecting the lives and health of children on the road is a top priority. This was stated in Karlovo by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov during the opening of a playground for training of children on road safety.

Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov dismissed by protocol decisions Grigori Grigorov, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Nikola Vassilev, Executive Director of “Holding BDZ” EAD.

 

 

"At a time when the artificial intelligence is replacing the traditional business processes, the electronic commerce is gaining momentum, and the social media is a key means of communication, one of the important issues is how to guarantee the intellectual property rights and at the same time to facilitate the technology transfer." Stated the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Georgi Todorov during a round table on topic "Intellectual Property - an engine for sustainable economic growth from science to innovation and investment."

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.

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.