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More info leaking on the Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport

bg_AirThe secretive investor willing to operate the Gorna Oryahovitsa airport, near Veliko Tarnovo, was disclosed to be an American. The foreigner wants to run the airfield for the next 35 years. The investor owns the Geri Holding Company operating primarily in Italy.

The businessman deposited his investment plan last October; reportedly he will put 14 million euro towards the airport and will open between 350 and 400 new jobs. The newly employed staff will undergo training and will acquire the needed qualification in Italy. The investor is said to intend to set up an aircraft maintenance and repairs hangar.

The American entrepreneur also shows interest in agricultural land around Polikraishte where, according to the leaked information, he will built greenhouses and will export the ready produce with his own planes. Cargo flights will be in the focus of the new airport concessioner as well.

The managing team at the airport confirmed that representatives of the Italian company have visited the airport to collect up-to date information about the state of the airport.

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Slight increase in property prices in Veliko Tarnovo

house_price_increase1Veliko Tarnovo is one of ten Bulgarian towns which witness an increase in the price of properties; the rise is minimal though. According to data from the National Statistics Institute asking price for apartments in Veliko Tarnovo marks a climb of 2.1% on a yearly basis. Deals were completed at an average of 365 euro per sqm in 2013 and at 373 euros per sqm in 2014. Prices in the Old Capital are two times lower than those in Sofia

Prices in the last trimester of 2014 were 378 euros per sqm compared with 375 in the third trimester meaning that there is a slow but steady growth in the figures.

The forth trimester saw the same trend in 13 other Bulgarian towns. The most expensive properties remain in Sofia, following by Varna and Burgas.

Lifestyle, News, Useful

Is the airport in Gorna Oryahovitsa finally coming true?

bg_AirThere is a concessioner willing to operate the Gorna Oryahovitsa airport, it was announced by the chairman of the parliamentary group of the ruling party GERB, Tvetan Tsvetanov, who was elected from Veliko Tarnovo region. The local press centre for the party announced that a letter-initiative from the investor was received in the Ministry of Transport.

According to the information the Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski said that the investment plan has been analysed thoroughly and it contains all the necessary elements and activities for a successful development of the airport. Continue Reading

Events and Festivals, Lifestyle, Sights

Local patriotic club will recreate life in the Middle Ages on Tsarevets Fortress

tsaravetsAn open air museum on Tsarevets Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo will reproduce the life people led in the Middle Ages. The local patriotic club Tradition came up with thе idea; they have been taking care of the various tourist attractions and eventс taking place on the hill for years now. Their efforts led to Tsarevets being the most visited tourist site nationwide.

In collaboration with Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and the Tsarevgrad Tarnov Municipal Tourist Agency a medieval settlement depicting crafts typical for the locals from XII to Continue Reading

Events and Festivals, Lifestyle, Sights

Verdi’s opera Otello is to be staged in Veliko Tarnovo

13-VIVA E-otello cartel 1After the success of the operas Nabucco and Aida, the Ruse Opera will present Verdi’s masterpiece, Otello, in front of Veliko Tarnovo’s audience.  The show will be held on 27th January from 7 pm in Vasil Levski Culture and Sports Hall.

Otello is considered to be the peak of all of Verdi’s musical compositions. He had a genuine affection for Shakespeare’s work and wanted to compose a magnificent musical piece based on his play Othello. Otello was Verdi’s penultimate opera, and was first performed at La Scala opera house in Milan on February 5, 1887. Shakespeare’s play Othello had all the ingredients of a music drama – malevolent evil, sexual jealousy, murder and suicide, so Verdi had an excellent foundation for his opera.

Tickets are priced between 6 and 15 lv and can be bought at the Vasil Levski Culture and Sports Hall ticket office and on-line.