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Prime Minister Borissov called for a debate on legal amendments to stop the endless appeals against public procurement contracts
17 August 2017
Prime Minster Boyko Borissov called for a debate on amendments to the Law on Public Procurement Contracts, which could stop the endless appeals against such contracts. The Prime Minister did so during an inspection, together with the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolay Nankov, of the motorway renovation works on the segment Plovdiv-Asenovgrad, which started a week ago. The road segment is infamous as the “road to death”.
Borissov reminded that the appeal procedures took two years, which delayed the construction. “ I am not fine with the fact that for two years people were losing their lives on this road segment because of the reckless appeals against public procurement contracts. This road would have been completed by now. Because of companies that are specializing in appealing against public procurement contracts for two years already we have not been able to start the detours around Pomorie and Aheloy. The toll system – two years... Now we want to purchase new trains, new locomotives, but the appeals here will run for another two years most probably! On the Kresna route people are still losing their lives,” commented the Prime Minister and called for a public debate on the issue.
The Prime Minister expressed his expectation that the people in the region will receive a nice and safe road, after having waited for it for 30 years. According to the implementing company, the widening of the road will be completed in September 2018.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice, and presidents of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court presented their positions on the judicial reform to ambassadors of EU member-states and the United States.
After his visit to Vietnam, on the way to Bulgaria, Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski paid a short visit to the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. There, the Prime Minister met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Mr. Oresharski and Mr. Azimov discussed bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Uzbekistan , with a an emphasis on economic issues. The two discussed the upcoming meeting of the Joint Committee of the intergovernmental Commission and political consultations in June this year. Discussed was also the possibility the Bulgarian Prime Minister to visit Uzbekistan before the end of the year.
The repair of the road between Drenovets and Ruzhintsi will begin within a month. The Government has provided BGN 2.7 million to repair the railway overpass on Blvd Pannonia, the Minister of Regional Development says
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Tsvetlin Yovchev announced that he had sent a letter to European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, in which he responds to her criticism regarding the refugee situation in Bulgaria
Dialogue is the only form of communication and the only way that leads to mutually acceptable solutions, said Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova following the meeting of the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs pointed out that Bulgaria supported Ukraine’s EU association but South Stream gas pipeline was important for us so that we did not depend on relations between third parties for the transit of gas
We will work to complete the 31 km highway section connecting the border and Sofia so that we could have a first class road between the two capitals, said the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Information
We have made our aware that Bulgaria needs to receive assistance immediately. Many lies were told about the Ministry of Interior Bill. Sofia Directorate of Interior was a subcontractor for a security company, which is not right, the Minister of Interior said.
It is logical that EC begins direct dialogue with the Russian side to clarify South Stream issues. Bulgarian immigration could not be of any concern for Great Britain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
It is possible to lose money due to financial corrections. It is important to identify those responsible for the errors in order to correct errors as soon as possible and protect national interests, said Minister of Environment and Water
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