Japan bank to loan-finance Bulgarian sea port terminalsРубрика: General news Източник: Dnevnik
The Japan Bank for International Co-operation will provide a $100 loan for the construction of containerised cargo terminals in Bulgarian Black Sea ports Varna and Burgas.
The loan agreements, approved by the Bulgarian government, will be signed in March 2008, said Bulgarian transport minister Georgi Peterneichev on Thursday.
The construction of the terminals will be preceded by the adoption of a general development plan and an environmental impact study.
Containerised cargo traffic via Bulgarian territory is expected to double over the next 12 years.
The construction of the 29 mln euro intermodal cargo terminal at the Poduyane train station in Sofia will begin in 2008.
The conceptual idea for the terminal is ready and is being reviewed by the Sofia municipality.
The national infrastructure development strategy envisages intermodal cargo terminals in Ruse and Plovdiv as well.(Dnevnik)