We propose that over BGN 600 million, which is about 50% of the money due, be paid immediately to the companies, but after a parliamentary sanction. This was stated by Prime Minister Kiril Petkov to journalists on the Hemus highway near the village of Yana, where he met with representatives of the Association of Small and Medium Carriers, BTA reported.
Petkov added that the remaining 50% of the money owed to the repair and road maintenance companies is proposed to go through parliamentary committees, after there is a report by experts that these activities have actually been carried out. The last thing we want to do is pay some money for activities that have not been done or have not been done completely, the Prime Minister commented.
Petkov clarified that the proposal was sent to their coalition partners "There is such a people", "Democratic Bulgaria" and the BSP. It is expected to be discussed in parliament on Thursday.
Veronika Tsvetkova from the Association of Small and Medium Carriers said she was here today to show the prime minister the desperate state of Bulgarian roads. "Apart from breaking our trucks, human lives are also in danger," Tsvetkova said. She pointed out that the situation is more than tragic and urgent measures must be taken to repair Vitinya, as it is one of the most compromised sections of Bulgarian roads. The road Ruse - Byala and the road to Vidin are in extremely serious condition. The roads in the northern part of Bulgaria are tragic, Tsvetkova stressed.
After arriving on the Hemus highway near the village of Yana, Prime Minister Petkov boarded a truck, which together with representatives of the Association headed to a section of the road near Vitinya.