The new road is looking good.
The road connecting Veliko Tarnovo and Elena is officially open from today. The lot was closed for the last six months following the landslides in December which split it in two. The reconstruction of the road was completed within the set time limit and only the horizontal road markings need to be painted. Due to the recent precipitations it was not done but once the weather allows it the process will be finished.
During the rehabilitation of the road more than 90 reinforced concrete beams were placed along the trace to provide further protection; each of them is 8 m long. Surface and ground waters which were the main reason for triggering the landslides are now drained through newly-built ditches.
Sturgeon is one of the endangered species
Wondering where to spend the afternoon? If you are, you can visit the WWF Living Danube Tour event which will be held in Veliko Tarnovo. Today, from 2 pm till 8 pm at Marno Pole Park, residents and guest of the town will see some of the most endangered fish species living in the Danube River. People will also learn about river inhabitants, how to keep rivers clean and what destroys their balance, putting different species at risk. Visitors will hear how to stop depleting water resources and reduce climate change. During the tour children will get acquainted with various fish species living in the Danube and its tributaries, the challenges they face every day (pollution, overfishing) and what everyone can do to help the river inhabitants survive. Kids will also participate in variety of interactive games.
The old capital is just one of the stops of Living Danube Tour in Bulgaria which aims to promote a regional movement for wetland conservation and restoration. The tour is part of the bigger scheme LIFE+ Free Fish.
Here you can read more about Bulgaria’s participation in the project:
Igloo type recycling bins
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality announced that its this year’s campaign Let’s clean Veliko Tarnovo 2015 starts on 25th April, Saturday. Everyone who is willing to contribute can join and help. ECOPACK, a packaging recovery organization – will donate bin bags and rubber gloves and the Municipality will arrange the collection and the disposal of the gathered refuse. The aid materials will be handed out on the day of the cleaning in two places – in front of the building of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and in front of Mall Veliko Tarnovo. For further questions and instructions you can contact the Ecological Department on 062/619502. The big day will come to an end with a concert and lot of a fun and of course presents, especially for the youngest participants.
Authorities have announced that each village in Veliko Tarnovo area will have its own video surveillance by the end of the year. CCTVs are on top of the priorities’ lists of the mayors of the 34 villages and the two small towns of Debelets and Kilifarevo which fall within the jurisdiction of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality.
The first CCTV camera in a local village was set up about five years ago; by the beginning of the year the number of settlements with video surveillance has reached 27 with 180 cameras. The last 9 places without this feature will have it before the end of the year.
Earth Hour 2015 – a global initiative showing people’s concern about the well-being of the planet – will be marked on March, 28th (Saturday) from 8.30 pm. At this exact hour Bulgaria together with the other participating nations across the world will turn its lights off; people throughout the nation will stop consuming electricity for an hour so that they show that they care for the environment and the harm we cause.
This year the Earth Hour in Bulgaria will be dedicated to the rivers. The event will be held under the slogan Rivers needs us – let us provide future for them. Many Bulgarian towns will take part in the movement.