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Bulgaria In Search For Bidders To Construct Sofia's Underground

Bulgaria is about to launch a new tender for an international bidder to construct a stretch of Sofia's underground railway, Bulgarian Transport Ministry announced on April 2, quoted by Reuters.

Sofia's municipality company Metropolitеn will accept offers for the build and overhaul of a 6,5 km, 7-station stretch of the underground until May 27.

The stretch is foreseen to be completed in 4 years.

From the media reminded that this is the 2nd tender for the section. The first one was cancelled in March after the offers submitted were well above the planned budget for the work.

The transport ministry said the Sofia's underground stretch will be covered by 145 million EUR of EU funds.

The underground in Bulgaria's capital is expected to start to operate by 2020.