Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bulgarian section of the pipeline construction that will connect the two countries’ natural gas systems with his counterpart in Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, where he is on a working visit.
At a groundbreaking ceremony in Novi Iskar, near the Bulgarian-Serbian border, Radev and Vucic expressed relief that the natural gas interconnection would be ready by October.
Bulgarian President Radev stated that the created interconnection is “an investment for the future” and added: “This project will also set a model in terms of mutual solidarity, support and application of new technology and methods in an environment in which we will build the common European future.” He said.
Serbian President Vucic said: “This project shows that among friends, they can do important and big things. Serbia always sees Bulgaria as a friend and can count on it in good and difficult times.” He said.
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A 170-kilometer pipeline connecting the two countries’ national gas systems is being built between neighboring Bulgaria and Serbia, between Bulgarian Novi Iskar and Serbian Ness.
The Bulgarian part of the pipeline, where the Serbian section is being built in its final phase, will be 62 kilometers long.
The annual capacity of the line, which will be able to transport natural gas in both directions, will be 1.8 billion cubic meters, and the construction cost of the Bulgarian section will be 76.6 million euros.
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