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Postage stamp is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the State Archives establishment in Bulgaria
08.10.2021

The President Rumen Radev, Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Christina Velinova, Minister of Culture Prof. Velislav Minekov, Chairman of the State Archives Agency Assoc. Prof. Mihail Gruev and the Director of Bulgarian Posts Deyan Daneshki validated a postage stamp. The edition is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the State Archives establishment in Bulgaria.

The postage stamps represent an artistic archive of the most significant historical events, said Deputy Minister Velinova during the ceremony.

Ministry of Interior, Road Transport Administration EA and National Revenue Agency with joint action against unregulated taxi transport in Sofia
07.10.2021

The Ministry of Interior, the Road Transport Administration Executive Agency and the National Revenue Agency carried out a specialized operation against unregulated taxi transport in Sofia. The inspections were carried out today through the use of the "mystery shopper" scheme. Teams from National Police General Directorate, Economic Police, Road Transport Administration Regional Directorate - Sofia and National Revenue Agency took part in the action.

Hristo Alexiev: Bulgarian captain and crew board the ship Vera Su
06.10.2021

A Bulgarian captain and crew should board the ship Vera Su in order to control the situation and prevent diversion. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev ordered after the evacuation of the crew of the ship announced earlier today.

Hristo Alexiev: I insist that the Concession Agreement and the anti-epidemic measures at Sofia Airport be strictly observed
05.10.2021

I insist that the anti-epidemic measures at Sofia Airport be strictly observed. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev ordered in the framework of an inspection of the organization and compliance with anti-epidemic measures at Sofia Airport.

Minister Hristo Alexiev at another unannounced inspection at Iliyantsi Railway Depot
05.10.2021

I regularly observe the schedule of all major repairs, according to the contract, and in 60 days or sooner I will re-inspect the phase of their implementation. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated at another unannounced inspection at Iliyantsi Railway Depot.

In the framework of the inspection, Minister Alexiev found that after his personal intervention, at the time being an overhaul was launched, but only on one train.

Emergency meeting for the ship Vera Su with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey
04.10.2021

The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev held an emergency meeting today with the Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Turkey in Sofia Mr. Erman Topçu. The meeting was a continuation of the talks of Minister Alexiev yesterday with a representative of the Turkish shipowner.

Cargo ship Vera SU
03.10.2021

No water pollution was reported within a 1 mile radius around the stranded cargo ship Vera SU. This was the result of a detailed inspection of the area by a drone sent by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

As part of the measures to reduce the harmful impact on the environment, the Bulgarian side requested assistance from EMSA to provide technical means in possession of the Agency. In addition to the drone, so far EMSA had provided floating bunkers that had already started their voyage to Bulgaria. They shall be used for removing the liquefied cargo out of the ship.

Minister Alexiev: The important thing is that the cargo of Vera Su be safely unloaded, the ship is stabilized
03.10.2021

It is important that the cargo of the ship Vera Su stranded near the area of Yailata be safely unloaded, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev said at a briefing of the National Crisis Group. Prior to that, the General Director of Emergency and Rescue Activity DG in the Maritime Administration - Varna Rumen Nikolov informed that the vessel was stabilized and was in a horizontal position.

Hristo Alexiev: The situation is critical, the load has shifted and the weather forecast is not good
02.10.2021

The barn is filled with water, which means that the cargo ship Vera SU begins to sink. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev announced at a briefing in the Yailata area. According to him, the situation was critical, the load had shifted and the weather forecast for the coming days was not good.

"Our priority is to save lives and that is why we acted preventively at night, around 3 o'clock, we built a facility with which the crew could be evacuated", Hristo Alexiev said.

Alexander Pulev has been appointed Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications
01.10.2021

Alexander Pulev has been appointed Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications.  He holds a master's degree in finance from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree in information systems and finance from the University of Maine, USA.

His professional career passes through UniCredit Bulbank, where he has been the Director of Investment Banking for the last four years;  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, of which he has been the Chief Banker for six years;  Transaction Consulting Manager at Ernst & Young.

Hristo Alexiev: Preliminary preparations for evacuation of the crew of VERA SU made
01.10.2021

Last night, all of the settings were made for the evacuation of the crew of the stranded ship VERA SU in the area of Yailata. "Actions are preventive, the State must have a preliminary plan and model of behavior, and not wait for the last moment", Minister Alexiev said. A team of nine climbers and divers have developed two parallel methods for possible evacuation - a cable car type "trolley" and a safety net.

Minister Alexiev: I will not let the stranded ship be used for sabotage of the State by lobbyists and politicians
29.09.2021

I will not allow the case of the stranded ship near Kamen Bryag to be used for sabotage of the State by pre-election party interests, lobbyists and representatives of the administration. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated at a briefing today. He announced that he had issued an order for the release of the Executive Director of the Maritime Administration Executive Agency, Captain Zhivko Petrov. The main reason was an uncoordinated deviation from the pre-approved load release technology.

Minister Alexiev: The lack of equipment and procedures for marine salvage is punishable by law irresponsibility
28.09.2021

The long-lasting lack of equipment and procedures for emergency situations, such as the shipwreck at the Yailata area near Kamen Bryag, is punishable by law irresponsibility, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated.

The release of Vera SU ship is technically secured
27.09.2021

The operation to release the stranded cargo ship Vera SU is technically secured. Pursuant to an order of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev, the logistics plan is in force and is strictly implemented. The stranded cargo ship Vera SU was fortified with the spare anchors delivered this morning. The aim is to avoid possible displacement of the vessel in case of worsening weather conditions.

The State is taking all necessary action to release the stranded ship Vera SU
26.09.2021

Today, the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev signed an order saying that the competent state authorities should start immediate actions for the release of the stranded cargo ship Vera SU. For this purpose, in recent days, all responsible institutions have been involved in order to find the best and safest solution and to prevent environmental pollution.

Rescue plan of the shipowner of the stranded ship Vera SU not approved
24.09.2021

The rescue plan for the release of the stranded cargo ship Vera SU has not been approved by the responsible institutions - the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, the Ministry of Environment and Water and the Black Sea Basin Directorate - Varna, the Executive Director of Maritime Administration Executive Agency Capt. Zhivko Petrov said in a briefing. After getting acquainted in detail, we did not accept the part with the unloading of the ship at sea. The plan proposes to unload at least half of the cargo at sea.

Minister Hristo Alexiev at an unannounced inspection at Sofia and Iliyantsi railway depots
24.09.2021

I will not allow inefficient spending of funds in the implementation of train repairs. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated at an unannounced inspection at Sofia and Iliyantsi railway depots.

The reason for his visit is that the information provided about the implementation of the contract under the project for maintenance of BDZ trains is unreliable. After the inspection, Minister Alexiev reported unscrupulous performance of the contract and a clear delay in carrying out major repairs.

Minister Hristo Alexiev: For the second time bus carriers will be eligible to apply for financial support
23.09.2021

For the second time, bus carriers will be eligible to apply for financial support. This is what the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev stated at today's meeting with representatives of the bus industry and municipalities. According to him, the measure to support the sector, set for this year, for the first time includes large bus companies and municipal enterprises for passenger transport.

Minister Hristo Alexiev: We will find a fair mechanism for allocating aid to the aviation sector
21.09.2021

United and together, we will find a fair, non-discriminatory and adequate mechanism for allocating aid to the aviation sector. This is the conclusion of the meeting of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Hristo Alexiev and the representatives of the branch organizations from the aviation industry.

Hristo Alexiev put his first signature as Minister for the Connecting Europe Express Initiative
16.09.2021

Hristo Alexiev put his first signature as Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications at the commemoration of the Connecting Europe Express Initiative. The act took place at a ceremony to send the train passing through Bulgaria on the occasion of the European Year of Rail.

"Currently, railway projects worth BGN 3 billion are being implemented with European funding," Hristo Alexiev said in his speech to the representatives of the European Commission.

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