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OP Transport 2007-2013 Forum

On 2 May, 2012 at Hilton Hotel was held forum for presenting OP Transport to students and academic society.
Ivaylo Moskovski, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications opened the event, in which lecturers and students from Todor Kableshkov University of Transport, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, University of National and World Economy and St. Ivan Rilski University of Mining and Geology took part.
Operational Progremme Transport 2007-2013 is one of the seventh operational programmes of Republic of Bulgaria that are financed by EU Structural and Cohesion Funds. OPT has the biggest budget in Bulgaria – EUR 2 003 481 163.68. The OPT objective is the development of railway, road and water infrastructure, as well as promoting the development of combined transport in accordance with the EU transport policy and the established requirements for development of Trans-European Transport Network for achieving sustainability of the Bulgarian Transport System.
Minister Moskovski said: “For the time being almost one third of the total budget of the Programme has been negotiated. It is planned to be allocated mainly for improving the road and rail infrastructure. We will strive for creating internship opportunities for Bulgarian students, studying in this area”.
Prof. Petar Kolev, DSc, Rector of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport was a moderator of the first module, during which Eng. Galina Vassileva, Director of Coordination of Programme and Projects Directorate presented the achieved for the time being results under OPT.
Eng. Nikolay Dechev presented the process for developing and managing EU project. Assoc. prof Stoyan Bratoev, PhD made a detailed presentation about all activities related to the construction of Sofia Metropoliatan. More than 30 students from the Programmes: Transport Economics, Economics of Transport Companies, Transportation Engineering and Telecommunication and Signaling took part in the forum, actively participating in the discussion of the problems and priorities of the next programme period of OPT.