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Bulgarias Environment Ministry Plans Ban Over Coastal Construction In Irakli

Environment and Water Affairs Minister Djevdet Chakurov was working on a temporary ban over construction in Irakli, Bulgaria's wild beach area.

Chakurov announced his plans to ban coastal construction during a meeting of the Councils of Ministers, Darik Radio reported.

Coastal construction expansion threatened the wild life in the only remaining wild beach area in Bulgaria. On July 6 Nessebar municipality refused to ban construction, allegedly influenced by investors, Darik said.

The ministry would investigate into claims that deputy Environment Minister Lyubka Kachakova had interests in continuing coastal construction. The claims were grounded on the fact that Kachakova owned construction plot near Irakli.

Chakurov said that he expected a report from Kachakova stating any possible conflict of interest in connection with the Irakli issue. Other institutions involved in the issue should also state their position, Chakurov said.