The cost of a major engineering project, which includes constructing a tunnel under the town of Shipka, will be 358 million levs, Regional Development Minister Grozdan Karadzhov has announced. The tunnel will take an estimated four-and-a-half years to complete. It should halve the travel time between the town of Gabrovo in the north and the city of Stara Zagora in the south-east. Read more about plans for future tunnels on kinsights.capital.bg tomorrow.
Finance ministry expects 480.6 mln euro budget surplus at end-JanBulgaria's consolidated budget is expected to record a surplus of 940 million levs (480.6 million euro) as of the end of January, which is 0.7% of the projected GDP for the year, according to preliminary data from the finance ministry. At the end of 2021, Bulgaria's consolidated budget recorded a deficit of 3.9 million levs (or 3.0% of projected GDP for the year). Now the government has submitted to parliament the 2022 draft budget envisaging a deficit equivalent to 2.5% of the forecast gross domestic product (GDP), without including expenditure on coronavirus measures. If expenditure on the virus is included, the deficit will be equivalent to 4.1% of planned GDP.
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BNSF calls for independent experts
The Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) has called for applications from Bulgaria and other countries to register as evaluators of project proposals and interim and final reports on the implementation of projects financed by the NSF. Independent experts shall be chosen on the basis of scientific expertise and experience. You can find out more here.