The construction of Struma Highway will cost about 1 billion Euros and its completion has been planned for 2020. Initially, the 160 km long highway connection between Sofia and Thessaloniki had to be completed in 2004. Until recently it was considered that the project would cost 600 million Euros and this amount has been provided to Bulgaria from the cohesion fund of the EU. However, the Ministry of Environment and Water has calculated that in order to secure the necessary protection of the rare species of animals who live along the Struma river, another 200 million Euros will be required. As result the Council of Ministers has included the final completion of the Struma Highway in the financial plans for 2020. When the highway will be completed it will take only one and a half hours to take the distance from Sofia to Thessaloniki.

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Category: Bulgaria, Economy | Tags: , , , 2 comments »


  1. George

    Hi my name is George and i would like to inquire information regarding impending Struma hidhway.
    would there any problems with the Villages/Houses there?

    in villages after Dupnica town -before Blagoevgrad

    where can be found exact map of its possiton??

    Thank you for your time

  2. admin

    Hi George,

    This information is quite outdated now as it was relevant in the summer of 2008. However, the new government has new plans for the highways and probably the best place to look for information is the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

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