SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 9 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said on Tuesday that it has launched a tender for awarding a contract for the conceptual and technical design of 62 kilometres of motorway in the southwestern part of the country, to the border with North Macedonia.
The estimated price of the tender is 3.1 million levs ($1.6 million/1.58 million euro) excluding VAT, the government agency said in a statement.
The motorway that would connect the town of Dupnitsa to the border checkpoint of Gyueshevo will be part of the Orient/East-Mediterranean transport corridor, which is among the ten priority axes of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The planned road will connect at Dupnica to the Struma motorway heading south to Greece that is still under construction.
The deadline for submitting offers is September 15.
The contractor will need to first present a conceptual design, with the technical design project work subject to clearance from relevant environmental authorities, RIA noted.
The deadline for presenting the project is 150 days starting from the date of awarding the contract.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)