Today the European Commission has adopted the first major infrastructure programme for Bulgaria for the period 2021-2027 – the Transport Connectivity Programme. The EU has allocated €1.61 billion, one of the largest amount for Bulgarian cohesion programmes in the programming period 2021 – 2027.
The envisaged investments will promote the use of environmentally friendly modes of transport and alternative fuels, improve the quality of road, rail and maritime infrastructure and contribute to reducing the harmful impact of transport on the environment.
One of the most important investments planned are the development and expansion of inland waterways and seaports for public transport for multimodal operations, the modernization and development of terminals and port facilities for combined transport.
The projects co-financed by the EU under the Transport Connectivity Programme will contribute also to the achievement of the objectives of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.