From the beginning of next year, the Ministry of Regional Development and Improvement intends to reduce the price of vignettes in Bulgaria.

According to bourgas.ru, from the beginning of next year, the Ministry of Regional Development and Improvement intends to reduce the price of vignettes in Bulgaria. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Improvement of Bulgaria – Yavor Penchev.

However, the regional ministry will not give in to the carriers’ demand not to expand the scope of the system of charging for heavy haulage, Penchev is categorical.

He explained that the national road network is about 20,000 km. roads, of which only 3115 km. trucks are paid. At the same time, car owners pay a fee, regardless of whether they drive on a highway, on a second or even third class road. Thus, currently two-thirds of the income from vignettes comes from cars that drive locally and only 1/3 from heavy traffic.

“We will not succumb to pressure, because it would be extremely unfair to the whole of Bulgaria. You understand that there is no logic in the existence of a toll system if it does not collect money from users who pollute the environment the most. So, as for the Ministry of Regional Development and Improvement, there will be no such delay, the final decision will be made by the Council of Ministers,” Penchev said.

According to the Ministry of Regional Development and Improvement, expanding the scope of the system of charging for heavy traffic will not make transportation very expensive.

Yavor Penchev gave an example that with the introduction of new taxes, the transportation of 16 loaves or 10 kg of cheese becomes more expensive by an average of 0.01 levs, and a bus ticket has risen in price by 0.11 levs at once.

The Council of Ministers of Bulgaria will work on the carriers’ request for measures against expensive fuels, to the extent permitted by European law.

At the end of last week, the signing of the first contracts for the repair of roads in our country began. It is still unclear how long the reconstruction of the Echemishka Tunnel on the Hemus Highway will take, as both the adjacent viaduct and the heavy traffic bypass are in urgent need of repair.

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