Bulgaria Replaces Road Vignettes by 2014

Business | October 15, 2010, Friday // 13:01|  views

Bulgaria's Minister on Regional Development, Rosen Plevneliev, has announced that the road vignettes will be replaced by 2014. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's road vignettes will be replaced with electronic toll systems by 2014, Regional Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, has announced.

He has explained that in two weeks, the government will present a project for building a system for collecting road fees per kilometer.

"It is fair because in this way, people who travel less will pay less. However, there is a possibility that Brussels would ask back the EU money invested in roads in Bulgaria," Plevneliev said.

In May he announced that the new electronic system will include the so-called electronic passes and traffic monitoring through GPS devices.

The investment cost remains unclear, but one plan includes the option where expenses will be undertaken by investors against a promised future concession.

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