Bulgaria presents new tender requirements for Maritsa motorway construction.

By bne IntelliNews December 2, 2010
Bulgaria raised the requirements for the participants in the new tender for the construction of the Maritsa motorway after the previous contractor, Moststroy, declared insolvency, Dnevnik daily reported, quoting regional development minster Rosen Plevneliev and his deputy Georgi Pregiov. The tender has not been published officially yet, but the announced requirements include experience in the construction of highways and solidarity in case one of the consortium participants fails to fulfill its contractual obligations. The tender winners should be chosen by May 2011. The construction works are scheduled to begin in July 2011 and finish in two years, Plevneliev said. The Maritsa highway will link the Trakia motorway with the border checkpoint with Turkey, Kapitan Andreevo. The tender includes two lots with a combined length of 67km, stretching from Orizovo to Harmanli, southeastern Bulgaria, and estimated to cost EUR 209mn. The first lots is a 31.4km section between Orizovo and Dimitrovgrad, estimated at EUR 104mn. The second lot, worth EUR 105mn, will be 35km long, linking Dimitrovgrad and Harmanli.

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