site.btaPresidents Radev, Vucic to Attend Inauguration of Construction of Bulgaria-Serbia Gas Interconnection
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic will attend the inauguration of construction of the Bulgaria-Serbia Gas Interconnection (IBS) on Bulgarian territory on Wednesday, said Radev's press secretariat. Earlier, Radev will hold a bilateral meeting with Aleksandar Vucic.
Attending the ceremony will be Bulgarian Energy Minister Rossen Hristov, Serbiab Energy Minister Dubravka Dedovic and Bulgartransgaz CEO Vladimir Malinov.
The Bulgaria-Serbia Gas Interconnection will be 170 km long from Novi Iskur (Bulgaria) to Nis (Serbia), of which 62 km will be on Bulgarian territory. The gas interconnection will have a capacity of up to 1.8 bmc per year and will allow a reverse flow. The gas interconnection is a project of common interest for the European Union and is funded under the Connecting Europe Facility.
The IBS is expected to be completed by the start of the next heating season.