Additional platforms for refrigerated trucks have been opened at the Capitan Andrevo customs gate. A memorandum of understanding was also signed for a second railway border crossing between the two countries.
Additional platforms for refrigerated trucks have been opened at the Capitan Andrevo customs gate in order to facilitate transit in the transportation of goods at the Bulgarian-Turkish border. A memorandum of understanding was also signed for a second railway crossing between the two countries.
Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Transport and Communications Hristo Alexeyev, in his speech at the ceremony held at Kapitan Andrevo opposite Kapikuli customs gate, thanked the Turkish side for the fruitful bilateral cooperation.
Alekseev said, “Two important steps were taken today. We opened our common border gate by adding 3 new refrigerated lanes. In addition, cooperation in rail transport was envisaged by the signed Memorandum of Understanding. It was also aimed at opening a new rail border crossing between Bulgaria and Turkey In the Lesovo region, these important steps are the key to a better and stable development in the region.” He said.
Referring to the passage of one million trucks and freight vehicles through Capitan Andrevo last year, Alekseev noted that the Andrevo customs gate is the second most loaded border gate in the world, after the US-Mexico border.
Minister Alekseev recalled that when the provisional government began in Bulgaria, trucks waited 6-7 days to cross this border.
Expressing that the waiting time has been reduced to one or two days thanks to the new organization and intensive efforts, and that the waiting time will be reduced to 8 hours with the opening of new roads, Alexeyev stated that the cost of 24 hours waiting time for a freight truck is about 350 euros.
Interior Minister Ivan Demirsiev said, “We have doubled the capacity of the laboratory that examines refrigerated trucks, in addition to the three new methods that have entered service today. We have also begun construction of a third laboratory that will completely solve problems related to checking samples from trucks.” He said.
Demirsiev noted that within the scope of the border management strategy, similar facilities will be established at the Lesovo customs gate (opposite Hamzabeyli) and some refrigerated vehicles will be directed to this direction.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Sofia, Aylin Itcuk, stated that 1.5 million trucks pass through the border gates between Turkey and Bulgaria annually. Emphasizing that these shifts are expected to increase further, Eight Cook said: “There is a great momentum in the bilateral trade relations between Bulgaria and Turkey. The bilateral trade volume grew by 14 percent last year and reached 7 billion dollars. Our goal is to reach 10 billion dollar “. Use phrases.
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