Turkey Scraps Plans to Build TPP on Bulgarian Border

November 23, 2012, Friday // 09:10
Turkey Scraps Plans to Build TPP on Bulgarian Border: Turkey Scraps Plans to Build TPP on Bulgarian Border
Locals from Bulgarian village of Rezovo on the border with Turkey feared the Turkish project to build a TPP was going to destroy the Strandzha mountain forests. File photo by BGNES

Turkey has given up plans for the construction of a thermal power plant (TPP) in the town of Igneada, near the border with Bulgaria.

The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning has rejected the proposal of a Turkish company to build the TPP on grounds the project is unfeasible.

The site of the projected plant is just across the Bulgarian village of Rezovo, whose residents staged a torchlight protest rally last Saturday amidst fears the project will destroy the Strandzha mountain forests.

On November 8, Bulgarian media reported that a private Turkish company planned to build a 1200 MW TPP running on imported coal in the town of Igneada.

The TPP project near the Bulgarian-Turkish border was initially said to be a nuclear power plant project, but the Turkish government officially rejected the allegations.


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