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Minister Rossen Jeliazkov: Professionally trained staff will be sought for the construction of infrastructure in the Western Balkans

04.10.2019

Well-trained and highly qualified staff will be sought for the construction of infrastructure in the Western Balkans. This was stated by the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Rossen Jeliazkov, to undergraduate students, PhD students and teachers from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy. He inaugurated a new laboratory at Roads and Transportation Facilities Department for tests related to the design, construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure.

"With the opening of this laboratory, the goal is not only the applied activity of students and doctoral students, but also of increasing interest in the profession. In the coming decades, infrastructure will be a priority. It has also been promoted by the European Commission's main policy objectives – connectivity, decarbonisation and digitalisation. The construction of road and railway infrastructure, which will ensure connectivity, will be a great challenge and a great advantage in the coming years," said Minister Jeliazkov. He appealed to undergraduate and PhD students, urging them to take advantage of all the opportunities the university provides, because the trained staff will be sought after by industry and this is evident from the intentions and plans that the state has in the coming decades.