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Sofia municipality investing over 204.5 mln euro in subway expansion project - mayor

Sofia municipality investing over 204.5 mln euro in subway expansion project - mayor Photo: Facebook

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 23 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Sofia municipality is investing over 400 million levs ($240.8 million/204.5 million levs) of its own funds in a project for the extension of the subway in the capital city, Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova said.

The 360 million levs envisaged in the EU-funded Bulgarian national recovery and resilience plan cover only 47% of the value of the project for construction of two new subway sections with a total length of 9 km, Fandakova said in a statement published on her Facebook profile.

Metropoliten, the company operating Sofia's subway, said earlier this year that it has launched a tender for a 530 million levs expansion of Line 3 with six new stations. The 5.67-km new section will link the Tsarigradsko Shose boulevard to the Slatina district, in the eastern part of Sofia.

The Sofia subway system currently comprises four lines with 52 km of tracks and 47 stations.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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