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A blue mood over car parking

Complaints are flooding in about Blue Zone parking in Veliko Tarnovo.  Residents are resenting having to pay for parking outside their own homes.  The largest problems are occurring in the old part of town and directly in the centre.  The local administration explained that tourism brings in trade and therefore tourists must have somewhere to park close to amenities and attractions.

There is a petition from locals demanding that there are alternative solutions as to where to park their cars. There was a possibility of a small parking lot in front of Tsaravets, but there is an ongoing discussion about this issue.  Further to this point is an option to build new underground and surface parking lots, including multi-storey car parking to alleviate problems with the battle for car parking spaces.

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The procedure for granting the Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport concession will be open within days

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The airport in Gorna Oryahovitsa

So maybe you are fed up with the long waiting but reportedly the procedure for granting the concession for the management of the International Airport in Gorna Oryahovitsa will be open in a few days; the information was published in Trud Newspaper. The procedure is part of the Strategy for the development of the transport system of the Republic of Bulgaria until 2020. In the following days the Council of Ministers is expected to adopt a resolution to grant the management of the aerodrome to a financially stable private investor who is to strengthen the positions and widen the scope of the airport. The procedure itself will likely start in September and the concessionaire is expected to be chosen by the end of the year. Continue Reading

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The flags on the western and eastern exits of Veliko Tarnovo to be replaced

4a6fe6198a133_2_Podmiana-ulichni-lampiThe replacement of a total of 180 flags on the western and eastern exits of Veliko Tarnovo starts from today. They are suspended from post lamps which are also to be repaired and repainted. The colours of the European Union, Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo will meet and see off everyone entering or leaving the Old Capital of Bulgaria. The impeccable condition of these insignia is a must for the Municipality as they are an important part of the positive image of Veliko Tarnovo.

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The new ‘ElektroBus’ is here

A race of power yesterday between Veliko Tarnovo and Gorna Oryahovitsa.  A new environmentally friendly bus was presented by the mayors of the two municipalities.  Each mayor gave a press conference about the implementation of the electric bus between the two cities explaining that the running cost will dramatically reduce by 6 times than the standard diesel buses.
Veliko Tarnovo is amongst the cities that will receive priority funding and will be able to apply for about 10 elektrobuses.
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Again promises for rehabilitation of Magistralna Street

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Magistralna Street

The renovation of the entire Magistralna Street – from Metro Cash & Carry Store all the way to the South Junction – is reportedly under planning at the moment according to a local newspaper. The lot is part of the national road system and accommodates all the traffic between Sofia and Varna. The road hasn’t seen proper rehabilitation for the last 15 years and its state in some part is just tragic. Continue Reading

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Price of land near Veliko Tarnovo is on the rise

magiNow that it became clear that Hemus Highway will pass about 20 km north from Veliko Tarnovo, the price of land around the old capital rose significantly. Plots are now sold for 1500 leva per 1000 sqm; as a year ago they rarely exceeded 1,200 leva per 1000 sqm. Agricultural plots of land near the town of Pavlikeni and the village Nikyup are the most sought after. There are expectations their value will go even higher.

After the last alterations it was decided that the route of the highway will now go past Pavlikeni, reaching 20 km away from Veliko Tarnovo – north of Resen and south of Nikyup.  Continue Reading

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New hopes for the Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi Cable Car

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Something like this maybe?

Veliko Tarnovo hopes to receive euro funding of 4 million levs for the realization of the aerial lift project that is to connect Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. The cable car idea has been around for the last 10 years but was never implemented because of lack of money.

In the new programme period Veliko Tarnovo administration will apply for funding under operational programs, which now allow for funding for this kind of attractions. Continue Reading