March 24 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) said it has launched a tender for conducting a feasibility study for the construction of a railway line from the town of Yambol, in the southeastern part of the country, to the border with Turkey.
The study will identify and assess different options for a railway route, the company said in a press release on Thursday.
According to recently published data in the public procurement register, the estimated value of the tender is 675,150 levs ($370,415 /345,199 euro), excluding value added tax (VAT). Bids are accepted by April 10.
Currently, the only existing line between the two countries crosses the border at Svilengrad, in Bulgaria, and Kapikule, in Turkey.
The National Railway Infrastructure Co told SeeNews in January that Bulgaria and Turkey have agreed to try to increase cross-border railway traffic to 24 trains per day in 2023 from an average of 14 trains per day in 2022.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)