Construction of Intermodal Terminal in Bulgaria's Plovdiv Kicks Off
Petar Kirov, Deputy Transport Minister, has claimed that road and railway projects must not be opposed because both sectors are equally important to Bulgaria's development.
Speaking Friday at the signing ceremony for the contracts for the construction and supervision of the project for an intermodal terminal in Plovdiv, Kirov suggested that the scheme would serve as a sort of a bridge between the different types of transport which would contribute to the increased efficiency of processing cargo passing through Bulgaria.
"The place where the intermodal terminal will be built is of strategic importance because two European corridors pass through it," he noted, according to reports of money.bg.
He said that the contract for the construction works provided for a 5-month designing period and a 12-month period for construction works.
"At the end of 2015, Bulgaria will have a modern intermodal terminal," he added.
The contract for the intermodal terminal is worth BGN 8 570541,45, VAT excluded.
The construction works are to be conducted by Trace Group Hold AD.
The intermodal terminal is to be built at the Todor Kableshkov railway station on an area of 71 450 square meters.
70 workers are to take part in the construction works and 25 jobs are to be created once the intermodal terminal starts functioning.
Friday's contract signing ceremony was also attended by Milcho Lambrev, CEO of the National Railway Infrastructure Company, and Hristo Aleksiev, Deputy CEO of the company.