Brussels has finally approved Bulgaria’s recovery and resilience development plan, Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said on April 6, according to Bulgarian National Radio.
“We can all congratulate each other because Bulgaria already has an excellent working plan,” the Prime Minister said.
On Friday, the Bulgarian Prime Minister briefed Ministers on the Recovery and Sustainability Plan highlights, which European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is due to finalize.
As part of the “green transition” of the plan, innovative solutions are used in the “energy” part: batteries, renewable energy sources, geothermal energy, Petkov recalled.
“This guarantees Bulgaria’s energy security. We maintain the full capacity of the Maritsa basin. Batteries and RES (renewable energy sources), geothermal and renewable energy for housing. More than 10,000 such projects are included.” he said.
He also recalled the highlights of the connected Bulgaria plan, with a focus on the development of rail transport. “With 62 new trains and new urban railways.” Petkov noted.
The total amount of funds that will be directed to businesses with an emphasis on innovation and start-up production is also increasing.
The GERB Party wished the government success in approving the Recovery Plan, which is expected to be confirmed by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during her visit to Bulgaria.