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21.03.2012 15:52
Delian Dobrev Took Over Bulgaria’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Ministry
Dobrev stated that the interconnector with Turkey would guarantee Bulgaria’s gas supply diversification

  • © Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism

“You will need luck, tough work is coming up”. These were the words of now ex-energy minister Traicho Traikov to his successor at the position – deputy minister of economy, energy and tourism Delian Dobrev. Traikov gave Dobrev a horse shoe as a symbol of luck and success.
“Delian Dobrev does not need any directions from me, he has the experience to deal proffessionaly with the position of economy minister”, Traikov added.
During the official ceremony of Dobrev’s taking of office it became clear that GERB MP Valentin Nikolov would likely take deputy-minister position.
As to yesterday’s signing of the memorandum for construction of a gas interconnector between Bulgaria and Turkey, Delian Dobrev stated that the two sides have started working on the project. He added that a road map of this project will be presented with particular parameters and deadlines as soon as possible. He said that 1 to 5 bn cub. m of gas would be transported via the interconnector annually.
“The gas interconnector with Turkey is probably the most important one (there are two other such projects – with Romania and Greece) because it would guarantee Bulgaria’s gas supply diversification”, Dobrev said.
When asked if the contract with Russia for the construction of Bulgaria’s second nuclear station at Belene would be extended beyond its expiration date at March 31, Dobrev replied that the ministry would firs clarify its position on the matter and then seek to set up talks with Russia’s Atomstroyexport.

TAGS: Delian Dobrev | economy | tourism | Bulgaria | ministry | Traicho Traikov | gas | interconnector | Turkey | energy independency | diversification | Belene | Atomstroyexport | nuclear 

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