“In order to avoid speculation on the topic of Hemus, API and” Avtomagistrali “EAD, we want to inform them that they have a contract for the construction of 134 km of the motorway. Secondly, “Avtomagistrali” EAD has no contracts with subcontractors for Hemus, as stated by the leader of BSP Kornelia Ninova, “the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Petya Avramova told the briefing. She pointed out that there were no advances paid. “The funds are on the account of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and the Bulgarian National Bank, they are targeted, there are no payments for activities. There are signed framework agreements from “Automobilesti” EAD and they are for the delivery of materials and rent of mechanization, “she said.
“It is extremely unpleasant to make fake news and to run into the public space. Extremely busy is the work in the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and its subdivisions. The BSP’s are trying to attack exactly where there are important decisions taken by the state, such as the construction of Hemus Motorway. Where there are good decisions, there is an attack on the opposition. Probably this is her job, but she should not do so with false suggestions, “said Minister Avramova. She pointed out that the contract between API and “Avtomagistrali” EAD will be sent to BSP, as well as to the Public Procurement Agency.
Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolay Nankov explained in turn that the contract for Hemus Motorway was concluded between API and “Automobilesti” EAD on 20 December 2018. “We have listened to the opposition many times, and so we decided to bring a state-owned company. The manager was not a partner with Ginka Varbakova, what we have heard. There are no advances paid, whatever the other suggestion was. On the contrary, the money is on the account of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and will be paid after construction, “Nankov explained.