The 8th edition of Trabant Motor Show will take place on March, 18th in Veliko Tarnovo. The local Trabant Fan Club is expecting more than 80 East German cars from Bulgaria, Romania, Germany and Russia to participate in the expo.
The trabis, as some call them endearingly, will be on display at the parking lot between the Army Club Building and Marno Pole Park from 10 am till 11 am. From 11 till 12 am they will be in front of the Municipality. At 12 they will parade along the streets of Veliko Tarnovo on their way towards the parking in front of Praktiker. There Trabant owners will show off their expert driving skills. There will be prizes for best preserved vehicle and also for best car tuning.
This famous car was produced in the German Democratic Republic between the years 1957-1991 at a factory in Zwickau, during which period more than 3 million vehicles have been constructed.
I know that you are probably fed up with info about GO Airport but we do our best to keep the dream alive 🙂 So now to the actual news.
The runway at Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport is to be extended enabling flights by larger planes, it was announced yesterday by GO Mayor Dobromir Dobrev. The concessioner also wants the Municipality to establish an easement of 6000 sqm pasture lands. The request is to be discussed at the next meeting of the Municipality Council. The current length of the runway is 2450 m. Geological probes are presently underway and after their completion the exact extension of the airstrip will become known.
Just a quick reminder that from today (1st February) you can pay your property and waste management tax and/or your vehicle tax for 2017. If you choose to pay your due taxes before 30th April you will be entitled to a 5% discount.
The project for the construction of Hemus Highway lot passing by Veliko Tarnovo was yesterday submitted for assessment and coordination in the Municipality by the design company that prepared it. Officially Hemus Motorway will run north of Polikraishte, about 13-14 km from the old capital. There will also be a large road junction where Hemus intersects the planned expressway between Ruse and Veliko Tarnovo. The Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo Expressway is to cross the current Sofia – Varna main arterial road near the village of Momin Sbor.
Also yesterday the government in resignation of Boyko Borisov decided to advance the allocation of nearly 23 million leva for the continued construction of Hemus Highway. It was once again stated that the completion of motorway is one of the main priorities of the Cabinet and is a key factor for the development of Northern Bulgaria.
Veliko Tarnovo now has a new tourist map which is available for free – you can grab your copy from the Tourist Information Centre at 5 Hristo Botev Str as well as from the sites which are advertised on it. The first circulation is of 10,000 pieces. The map itself measures 48×35 cm and is bilingual (Bulgarian and English). The most prominent historical and cultural sites are marked on it as well as information about transport, places to dine and entertain and various types of services provided in the town.
Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport
Two well-known budget carriers and cargo flights operators will fly to and from Gorna Oryahovitsa airport according to information published today in Borba Newspaper; the names of the companies remain undisclosed though. Investmentс of nearly 32 million leva over a period of 35 years are laid down in the development plan for the air complex, which was provided to the government with regard to the concession procedure by the concessionaire Civil Airport of Gorna Oryahovitsa. With the submission of the development plan the new owner takes possession of the airport and its assents. The prospects for the airport are very good – it is becoming one of the most promising as less than ten kilometres away, near the village of Polikraishte, will be the junction where the future Hemus Highway and Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo Expressway will intersect.
The traffic lights junction
A new traffic organization is now in force at a junction at Magistralna Street (below the Language High School and above the retail and wholesale stores area). A traffic lights system costing 80,000 leva was placed there recently but only came to be working yesterday. The installation was mounted 4 months ago but due to some arguments between Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and the State Road Infrastructure Agency concerning a fee that should be paid to the agency the lights weren’t operating; now the money is paid. Be aware that serious jams are occurring even outside rush hours and are reaching all the way to the roundabout at Praktiker.