Started construction of a road project financed by the World Bank, a tender for rehabilitation of lot 2 has been called. Lot 2 includes territories in the Northwestern
and Central Northern
Regions, rehabilitation of sections of road ІІ-15 Vratsa
from km 0+000 to km 3+028.25, road ІІ-1 Gigen
- from km 174+867 to km 196+ 144 and road ІІ-35 Pleven
from km 46+105 to km 66+410.49. The total length of the sections is 44.906 km.
The design of the rehabilitation of the roads is consortium Patengineering 2006. This lot includes sections crossing the Balkan mountains and difficult for rehabilitation. Of the whole route has already been rehabilitated or are under construction about 180 km under the rehabilitation programme of Republican Road Infrastructure fund.
The contract duration will be 18 months, between 15 Nov. and 31 March the road will be closed for reconstruction. The tender procedure is under the regulations of international open tenders by the World Bank Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Ioans and IDA Credits, May 2004. Bids can be submitted by 12 hours of 7 April, all of them should be accompanied by a tender guarantee for EUR 240,000. The opening of the bids is the same day at 12.15 pm. With the funding from the World Bank for EUR 90m will be rehabilitated 400 km 2-nd and 3-rd class roads in eight lots.