Sofia City Hall Becomes Owner of Capital's Central Park

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Sofia City Hall Becomes Owner of City Central Park: Sofia City Hall Becomes Owner of Capital's Central Park A file photo of Sofia's Central Park "Borisova Gradina" (The Garden of King Boris).

The lively Sofia Central Park, known as Borisova Gradina, named after Bulgaria's last king, Boris III, became Wednesday property of Sofia City Hall.

The decision was made by the Council of Ministers during their regularly scheduled meeting. With the decision, the Sofia City Hall is to manage and maintain the entire territory of the park – 33 hectares, part of which until now was owned by the State.

Last week the Sofia municipal council voted a proposal to begin managing 32.9 hectares of the park with 24.9 of them being park lands and another 8 inside the dendrarium. The Deputy Mayor, Maria Boyadzhiyska, said then that the City Hall provides BGN 600 000 for the maintenance of the park.

The park's overhaul comes in the heels of two recent cases in which the dead bodies of two women have been found in the park.

The body of 28-year-old Bulgarian Yana Krasteva was discovered on July 10. Forensic experts have come to the conclusion that the young woman was raped, beaten and strangled. Two men were arrested in connection with the case, but one has been released over lack of evidence.

A week later, late Friday evening, July 15, police discovered in the Perlovska River in the Borisova Gradina the body of another woman. The cause of death and her identity remain unknown.

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