Romania and Bulgaria plan building two new bridges over Danube

Romania and Bulgaria plan building two new bridges over Danube

Romania and Bulgaria will cooperate to draw up and implement feasibility studies for two new bridges the two countries intend to build together across the Danube, linking Turnu Magurele (Romania) to Nicopole (Bulgaria), and Calarasi (Romania) to Silistra (Bulgaria) respectively, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) informed in a release on Monday sent to AGERPRES.

“Thus, on the occasion of the joint session of the Romanian and Bulgarian governments, held on April 24, they decided to begin with the feasibility study for the bridge between Turnu Magurele and Nicopole. The authorities will apply thus for financing via the INTERREG V-A Romania-Bulgaria 2014-2020 programme, under the current call, as opened on March 26 this year. Later on, the authorities from the two countries will submit the actual project with the ‘Connecting Europe Facility’ and/or will try to get funds from other sources to be agreed by both sides,” informed the abovementioned source.

According to the MDRAP, the pre-feasibility study that was done last year showed that “the total estimated value of the investment project could reach up to 208.9 million euros.” More…