Bulgaria to Pay for Paving Greek Border Road

Bulgaria is ready to pay for paving a 1.5-kilometer road in Greek territory on the road through the Makaza mountain pass, the Sofia news agency reported.

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov made the announcement during his visit to the southern city of Kardzhali, cited by the Bulgarian National Television.
According to Borisov, this will accelerate the opening of the new cross border check point between Bulgarian and Greece. He will present the proposal to Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Borisov noted that Bulgaria has been ready for quite a while with its section, but due to the economic crisis, the Greek side lacks funding to finish their construction which has kept the road Kardzhali and Komotini closed.

The cross border points between Bulgaria and Greece now are Kulata-Promachonas, Ilinden-Exochi, Svilengrad-Ormenion, and Zlatograd-Thermes (Xanti.) The 24-km road between Kardzhali and Podkova will be connected to the already-completed road between Podkova and the Makaza Pass, providing a fast and direct road connection from Central Southern Bulgaria to Greece via Kardzhali.


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