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    Summary sheet

    Release date
    15 October 2013
    Status
    Reference
    Approved | 12/11/2013
    20100722
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    STRUMA MOTORWAY (FL20060411)
    Bulgaria
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 73 million
    EUR 385 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The project consists of the construction of three new sections of the 2x2 Struma motorway south of Sofia from Dolna Dikanya to Blagoevgrad (Lots 1 and 2, 53.78 km) and from Damyanitsa to the Greek border at Kulata (Lot 4, 14.70 km). The total combined length is 68.48 km.The section between Blagoevgrad and Damyanitsa (67 km) is not part of this project and in the meantime, the existing I-1 road will ensure continuity. The project is located on the TEN-T network and co-financed with the EU Cohesion Fund.

    The new motorway sections will reduce congestion and traffic through the towns along the corridor and will improve urban mobility and safety. The project will increase traffic speeds and thus contribute to travel time and operating cost savings.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    The project relates to the construction of a new motorway and falls under Annex I 7b of the EIA Directive 2011/92/EU for which the EIA is mandatory . The Competent Authority approved the EIA (Decision Number 1-1(1)/2008) which describes corrective measures to mtigate the residual environmental impacts. The Appropriate Assessment states that the project in its section between Dupnitsa and Blagoevgrad has significant immitigable impacts for the Natura 2000 site Kocherinovo (BG0002099). Nevertheless, the Competent Authority considered that these are acceptable provided that the mitigation measures stated in the EIA Decision are implemented. To be checked at appraisal.

    The project has been procured by the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) and contracts have been awarded through international open tenders in accordance with the Directive 2004/18/EC.

    Comments

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - STRUMA MOTORWAY (FL20060411)
    Publication Date
    23 Jan 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    48641616
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20100722
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Completion Sheet (ESCS) - STRUMA MOTORWAY (FL20060411)
    Publication Date
    31 Jan 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    74929529
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20100722
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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