8 Bulgarian Historical Sites Renovated with EU Funds

Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2011, Wednesday // 08:28|  views

The old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo is famous for its mediaeval fortresses, located on the Tsarevets (pictured) and Trapezitsa hills. File photo

Eight Bulgarian national historical and cultural sites are receiving non-recourse financial assistance for renovations from the EU Operational Program "Regional Development."

The contracts are for funding in the amount of slightly less than BGN 31 M. They will be signed Wednesday by the Bulgarian Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, and the Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Lilyana Popova, in the presence of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, Regional Minister, Rosen Plevneliev, and the Mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, the Bulgarian TV channel bTV reports.

The projects will be finished in the span of 24 months.

The sites to be renovated are: the architectural sanctuary of the mediaeval Bulgarian capital Pliska, the early-Christian basilica "The Red Church" near the southern town of Perushtitsa, the building of the so-called "Cross Military Barack" and its infrastructure in the northwestern Danube city of Veliko Tarnovo, the antique complex "Serdika" in the capital Sofia, the archeological sanctuary "Nikopolis ad Istrum" in central Bulgaria, the mound "Shushmanets," the Roman Fortress and the historical sanctuary "Trapezitsa" – all three in the old Bulgarian capital, the central city of Veliko Tarnovo.

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