Bulgaria, Romania Agree to Build 2 More Bridges over Danube River

Business | October 22, 2014, Wednesday // 15:26|  views

Danube Bridge 2, which connects Bulgaria’s Vidin to Romania’s Calafat, was launched on June 15, 2013. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria and Romania have agreed to build two new bridges over the Danube River.

Romania’s government has approved the signing of a memorandum with Bulgaria on the construction of the two bridges, according to news agencies Adjepress and Mediafax, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.

The press office of the Bulgarian government announced on Wednesday that the Cabinet had adopted the same decision earlier the same day.

The new bridges are to connect the towns of Silistra and Calarasi, and Nikopol and Turnu Magurele.

The memorandum envisages the launch of feasibility studies for new bridges over the Danube River.

A bilateral working group is to be created on issues of transport infrastructure and its activity is to be coordinated by the respective ministers of the two countries.

Bulgaria’s Transport Minister will be authorized to hold talks and sign the document on behalf of the Bulgarian government.

The financing is to be provided under the Romania-Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation Program 2014 – 2020, according to reports of dnevnik.bg.

There are two bridges connecting Bulgaria and Romania at present. Danube Bridge Ruse – Giurgiu was launched in 1954, while Danube Bridge Vidin – Calafat was inaugurated in 2013.

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Tags: Danube Bridge, Vidin-Calafat, Silistra, Calarasi, Nikopol, Turnu Magurele, Ruse-Giurgiu, cross-border cooperation


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