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Sofia’s Urban Environment – News in Brief

 

The first aquapark in Sofia is planned to open doors by this year’s end. It will be built as an extension of the new Vazrazhdane Park in Zona B-5 residential area. Part of the funds are provided by the municipal property management and the remainder comes from a loan from the Urban Development Fund under the ‘Regions in Growth’ Operational Program.

The park is part of Sofia’s strategy for developing the city’s green system and providing mass sport opportunities. The municipality invests just over BGN 9 million in the construction of the facility.

The aquapark will have an open area with 3 water slides and 5 different mineral water pools, including a pool for kids and babies. The indoor part of the facility will offer a swimming pool and a SPA center, which will be open all year round.

A preview of the project can be seen in the following video.

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Sofia’s public transport routes will be provided with additional vehicles in order to reduce waiting time. It is expected to decrease by an average of 1 to 5 minutes, the Urban Mobility Center reports. A total of BGN 240 million from Sofia Municipality’s budget for 2019 is allocated for investment in public transport. Moreover, the renewal of the vehicle fleet will continue and at the end of the year 90% of it will be composed of new and environmentally friendly vehicles. 83 new buses, 14 electric buses and 13 trams will be purchased, construction of the metro line will continue too.

 

 

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