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    Summary sheet

    Release date
    17 June 2014
    Status
    Reference
    Approved | 08/09/2014
    20140141
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    SOFIA NORTHERN SPEED TANGENT
    ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE AGENCY
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 16 million
    EUR 110 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The Sofia Northern Speed Tangent (SNST) is a 2x3 motorway shortcutting the Sofia Ring Road north of the city. The SNST has a total length of 16.46 km. It requires the construction of five major interchanges and various bridges and structures as well as the relocation of several gas pipelines and high voltage electricity lines. The project is in line with the Sofia Municipality Development Plan and will connect three major motorways (previously financed by the Bank: Trakia, Lyulin and Hemus) to the new motorway from Sofia to Kalotina at the Serbian border. The project will be implemented by the Road Infrastructure Agency. The project is located on a Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) network and co-financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.

    The new motorway sections will reduce congestion and traffic through the Sofia City centre 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 motorway project falls under Annex I 7b of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU for which an EIA is mandatory. The Competent Authority approved the EIA (Decision Number 6-3/2011) which describes corrective measures to mitigate the residual environmental impacts. The nearest NATURA 2000 protected sites are; (i) Dolni Bogrov – Kazichene (BG0002004) locate at 1 km eastbound of the end of the project and the (ii) Chelopechene Fish-ponds (BG0002114) located at some 3 km north to the end of the project. The Competent Authority concluded that the project is not likely to exert a significant negative impact on natural habitats, populations and habitats of species subject to conservation.

    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

    Non-Technical Summary (NTS) - Report on EIA of North Speed Tangent Sofia
    Publication Date
    9 Sep 2014
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    51983244
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20140141
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - SOFIA NORTHERN SPEED TANGENT (FWL 20060411)
    Publication Date
    18 Nov 2014
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    56105669
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20140141
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Completion Sheet (ESCS) - SOFIA NORTHERN SPEED TANGENT (FWL 20060411)
    Publication Date
    1 Jan 2019
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    83948315
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20140141
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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