Friday started with bad news about floods in the Bogdan village located near Karlovo. The village is cut off due to the overflowing of the river passing through it - a tributary of Stryama, which has now become larger than Maritsa. The village's two bridges across the river are inaccessible - one is under water, and the other has been completely washed away by the flood. There is information of people at risk.
Goodbye, tobacco warehouse
This morning the demolition of a former tobacco warehouse in Plovdiv continued. The scandal with the destruction of the emblematic building gained strength again in recent days after the demolition of the tobacco warehouse of Kocho Popov which began on August 25. The warehouses are on the list of properties of the National Institute of Immovable Cultural Heritage and were waiting to be designated as cultural monuments. On November 5, 2021, Plovdiv Municipality was notified that the institute had started a procedure for preparing a final assessment and regimes for the protection of individual architectural and construction immovable cultural values. But the local administration has issued the so-called Safety and Health Plan which effectively gives the go-ahead for the demolition of the buildings.
The new deadline for the gas link: October
The gas interconnector between Greece and Bulgaria will be definitely launched before October 1, Regional Development Minister Ivan Shishkov announced today, after inspecting the progress of construction works. He said he is extremely optimistic about the start.
After a meeting of President Rumen Radev on August 12 with representatives of the contracting company ICGB and the contractor Avax, the construction company gave itself a deadline until the end of August or at the latest until September 8 to complete everything unfinished and to obtain the necessary permits from the Bulgarian authorities.
1200 additional places for refugees
The Ministry of the Interior will open up more than 1,200 places for refugees in shipping container homes near the refugee accommodation center in Lyubimets. The measure is necessary due to increased migration pressure, as 90% of the places in the housing for refugees provided by the ministry were filled up as of August 28, up from 65% a week earlier."