A new multimodal connection between Bulgaria and Greece
The multimodal transport corridor between Bulgaria and Greece will be extended, connecting the ports of Varna, Burgas, Kavala and Alexandroupoli. The decision was made in a meeting with Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski and Greek Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Christos Spirtzis, the ministry’s press office announced.
During these talks the Greek part accepted Bulgaria’s proposal to include a connection with the port of Ruse in the joint project. This will have as a result a multimodal corridor servicing road, rail, sea and river transport, as well as a shortcut to the countries along the Danube. Also, the Greek part proposed that the port of Thessaloniki be included in the corridor via a rail link in order to reach more markets.
Minister Moskovski and Minister Spirtzis also discussed about the alignment of standards for port, rail and multimodal services between the two neighboring countries with the idea of all documents being handled on a “one-stop-service” basis for the entire corridor. This will reduce the administrative burden and greatly facilitate business.
The two countries will shortly sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of the Ruse – Varna – Burgas – Alexandroupoli – Kavala – Thessaloniki corridor.