SOFIA (Bulgaria), September 12 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency said on Tuesday it has launched tenders for modernisation of two sections of the road connecting Sofia to Kalotina crossing on the border with Serbia with a total length of 31.5 km.
The combined indicative value of the two tenders is 258.6 million levs ($157.8 million/132 million euro), VAT excluded, the government agency said in a statement.
One of the road sections connects Kalotina to Dragoman and is 14.5 km long. Part of the funding for its upgrade have been provided under the EU's Connecting Europe facility. The indicative cost of this part of the project is 141.7 million levs.
Works on the second section, which is 16.98 km long and connects Dragoman to Slivnitsa, will be entirely financed from the state budget.
Offers can be submitted by November 13 and November 16, for the 14.5 km and 16.98 km sections, respectively. The deadlines for completion of modernisation works are 852 and 910 days, respectively.
The two road sections are part of European transport Corridor Xc connecting Kapitan Andreevo crossing on Bulgaria's border with Turkey to Kalotina via Sofia. The route is part of the shortest road link between Western Europe and the Middle East.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)