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23.03.2017 15:24
Bulgartransgaz Launched EIA Procedure for Gas Pipeline to Razlog and Bansko
The project will receive co-financing via a grant from the Kozloduy International Fund managed by the EBRD

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Bulgarian state-run gas transport network operator Bulgartransgaz said it has launched an enrvironmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure for a proposed pipeline meant to supply mountain resort towns of Razlog and Bansko in Southwestern Bulgaria.

Bulgartransgaz announced that there are two envisaged routes – one 34 km-long, and the other – 39 km-long, crossing the territory of seven townships in Blagoevgrad region.

All concerned parties can express their views on the investment intent of Bulgartransgaz by March 31.

In May 2014 Bulgartransgaz and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed an agreement providing grants from Kozloduy International Fund for the construction of three gas transmission pipelines with automatic gas regulation stations (AGRS) to Svishtov, Panagyurishte, Pirdop, Bansko and Razlog. The total cost of the three projects is estimated at EUR 21,790,000, of which EUR 11,000,000 will be granted from Kozloduy International Fund. Bulgartransgaz EAD’s co-financing amounts to EUR 10,790,000.

TAGS: Bulgaria | natural gas | gas transmission | Bulgartransgaz | investment | energy | Bansko | Razlog | KIDSF | EBRD | grant 

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