Investors interested in building three new Bulgaria-Romania Danube bridges

Romanian and Bulgarian investors have expressed interest in building three new bridges over the Danube, according to Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, reports. Speaking on Friday in Parliament, he said that the new bridges over the Danube at Silistra-Calarasi, Oryahovo-Beckett and Nikopol-Turnu Magurele were included in the action plan of the European Commission for implementing the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, adding that the projects were essential for the region.
He explained, however, that no EU funding had so far been agreed for any of the three bridges. “This forces us to look for other sources of funding, most notably public-private partnership,” Oresharski declared, as cited by He noted that a joint sitting of the governments of Bulgaria and Romania was scheduled to take place in the coming months, adding that the plans for cooperation between the two countries would be on the agenda. Bulgaria’s Prime Minister explained that he had been assured by reliable sources that private investors had expressed interest in entering talks on the construction of the bridges. Oresharski emphasized that at this stage he could not specify a deadline for the completion of the projects.

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