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Bulgaria's tender for building 13 km of Struma motorway draws 3 bids

Author Mario Tanev
Bulgaria's tender for building 13 km of Struma motorway draws 3 bids Author: Bugaria's Road Infrastructure Agency / All rights reserved

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 8 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's regional development ministry said on Friday that its tender for awarding a contract for construction of a 13.2-kilometer section of Struma motorway has attracted three offers.

A tie-up between local ocmpanies Geostroy, Patstroy-92, Bias-M, and Iliya Burda offered the lowest price for construction of the section - 504 million levs ($284.2 million/257.7 million euro), the ministry said in a statement.

Another tie-up, comprising Slovakia's Vahostav-SK and local Groma Hold, Evropeiski Patishta, Vodno Stroitelstvo-Blagoevgrad and Patproekt, offered to build the section for 600 million levs.

Bulgaria's GBS Infrastrukturno Stroitelstvo offered the highest price - 636 million levs.

The 13.2-km section is part of the 24-km Kresna-Krupnik section. The project includes the construction of three tunnels with a total length of some 2.4 km.

Bulgaria intends to seek EU funding to finance the project.

The Struma motorway will link Bulgaria's capital Sofia to Kulata checkpoint on the border with Greece. Its construction has been divided into four parts, of which three have already been built.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)