The project finances the construction of two motorway sections (Lot 3.1, Lot 3.3) and a dual-tube, two-lane tunnel (the Zheleznitsa Tunnel) on the Struma Motorway in Bulgaria.
The construction works are split into lots and the separation of Lot 3.2 (from Krupnik to Kresna, including the Kresna Gorge) into a separate project. The Struma Motorway is divided into 5 lots with Lots 0, 1, 2, and 4 already completed and operational.
The route of Struma Motorway is part of the core road Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and, after its construction, the motorway shall contribute to achieving the objectives related to the core road TEN-T.
The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Directives 2014/25/EU and related Directive 92/13/EU) as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with the publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the EU, as and where required.
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