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Bulgaria's Geostroy-led tie-up completes 5.6 mln euro road overhaul project

Bulgaria's Geostroy-led tie-up completes 5.6 mln euro road overhaul project Photo: Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency/All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 6 (SeeNews) - A Bulgarian tie-up up comprising civil engineering companies Geostroy, Patstroy-92, Parishta i saorazhenia and Dimas has completed a 10.9 million levs ($6.2 million/5.6 million euro) rehabilitation of a 22.2 kilometres road section in northwestern Bulgaria, the country's Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said on Friday. 

The project benefits from EU financing under operational programme Regions in Growth 2014-2020, RIA said in a statement. 

According to registry agency data, Geostroy owns 51% of the tie-up, while Patstry-92 controls 28%. Parishta i saorazhenia and Dimas own stakes of 11% and 10%, respectively.

Works on the section part of the Petrohan pass, on the road connecting the Bulgarian capital Sofia with Lom, included the laying down of new pavement and horizontal road markings, the installation of road containment systems and road signs as well as the upgrade of two bridges.

The rehabilitated road section is part of a major road link between northwestern and southwestern Bulgaria. Following the successful implementation of the project, Bulgaria has wrapped up the rehabilitation of a total of 43 kilometres of the second class road year to date, including the rehabilitation of the entire Petrohan pass.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)