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Construction Of Two Major Highways In Bulgaria Starts In 2009

The construction of the highways "Struma" and "Maritsa" as well as the intermodal terminal in Sofia will start in 2009. This said Nelly Yordanova, head of the FP "Transport" in the Bulgarian transport ministry during the institution's Day of open doors, informed Darik radio.The construction of "Struma" highway is the most expensive project funded under the European program. Its value is 600 million euro and includes the construction of 3 sections till 2013. In the second program period the state will apply for 600 million euro more for the construction of the section around the Kresna gorge, pointed out Yordanova.According to Nelly Yordanova the intermodal terminal in Sofia for transport of passengers and goods will be built in three phases. In March next year starts the construction of a terminal platform and a control point.