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29.12.2010 8:23
The consortium GCF-SK13-Trace will rehabilitate the rail line Plovdiv-Burgas
The Bulgarian Minister of Transport announced that the price is about 55 million EUR lower than in the previous tender, which was stopped

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The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, IT, and Communications (MTITC) announced yesterday, that the consortium GCF - SK 13 - Trace Railinfra will rehabilitate the rail line Plovdiv-Burgas. Minister Alexander Tsvetkov announced that 110 million BGN (about 55 million EUR) have been saved as the price is lower than the best price in the previous tender, which was stopped. The total cost of construction is 316 968 850.42 BGN (162,08 million EUR).

The minister stressed that the project for the rehabilitation of the railroad Plovdiv-Burgas is very important and part of the rail “Trakia” highway. The speed of trains will reach 130/160 km/h after the repair works, and currently the speed is about 80 km/h. Travel time will be diminished by 1 hour and 10 min.

TAGS: railroad | rail | Plovdiv | Burgas | Trace | SK 13 | GCF | MTITC | Alexander Tsvetkov 

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