EconMin: Relocating Bulgarian Tourism Officials Win-Win

Business » TOURISM | September 3, 2012, Monday // 17:35

The relocation of the Tourism Directorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy, and Tourism from Sofia to the southern city of Plovdiv is beneficial for all, according to EconMin Delyan Dobrev.

Dobrev visited Monday, September 3, 2012, the new office of the Tourism Directorate of his ministry in Plovdiv on their first working day at the new location.

The relocation of the tourism section of the Economy Ministry is part of a plan of the Bulgarian government engineered by Finance Minister Simeon Djankov for the "deconcentration" of the institutions of the central government.

The state tourism officials have become the first representatives of Bulgaria's central government who have had to leave Sofia under the new plan, part of Bulgaria's administrative reform, which issupposed to bring about better-functioning decentralization.

The new address of the Tourism Directorate of the Economy Ministry, which used to be an independent State Agency for Tourism before 2009, is 1 Zhelezarska Str., Plovdiv.

Speaking in Plovdiv on Monday, Dobrev reminded the Borisov Cabinet had decided to fund the development of cultural tourism with part of the income from concession of state assets.

The Bulgarian Economy Ministry announced Monday that it spent a total of BGN 102 000 to relocate its Tourism Directorate to Plovdiv; it has relocated a total of 16 employees, and is now seeking to hire 6 more for the Plovdiv office from among 600 candidates.

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Tags: Economy Ministry, Ministry of Economy and Energy, tourism, Plovdiv, relocation, decentralization, deconcentration, central government, Economy Minister, Ivo Marinov, Delyan Dobrev, civil servants
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