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SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 2 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's 14.4 million levs ($8.1 million/7.4 million euro) tender for the engineering design of the Black Sea motorway has attracted nine bids, the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said.
Four consortiums have filed bids in the tender: Project Planning and Management and EKJ Bulgaria Consulting Engineers; Inzhkonsultprekt and Via-Plan; Transconsult-22 and Logistica 21; Proes Consultores, PS Consult and Capital Water Systems, RIA said in a statement last week.
Civil engineering companies Ruteks, Patproekt, Patproekt 2000, Sveko Energoprekt and Iliya Burda are running on their own in the public procurement procedure for awarding the contract.
The motorway is intended to link Bulgaria's two major cities on the Black Sea coast, Varna and Burgas. The selected contractor must submit at least three plans for the future motorway, including road infrastructure such as viaducts, overpasses and underpasses, tunnels and road junctions.
The tender for the project design of the Black Sea motorway was launched at the end of October.
The new motorway will link two of Bulgaria's major motorways - Hemus and Trakia, which connect the capital Sofia to Varna and Burgas, respectively. The new motorway will also improve access to Bulgaria's two biggest seaports of Varna and Burgas, as well as the resorts along the coast.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)