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Nov 20, 2013

CONSTRUCTION OF A VISITOR CENTER IN NATURAL PARK “VRACHANSKI BALKAN” HAS BEGAN

The Directorate of Natural Park “Vrachanski Balkan” started a construction of visitor center located in area “Kopana mogila”. Center is part of the project “Implementation of activities for the structure and management of Natural Park “Vrachanski Balkan”, which is funded by Operational programme “Environment 2007 - 2013”. It amount is MBGN 4, 5.

The visitor center will carry communication, education and management function. There will be located the administration of Natural Park Directorate “Vrachanski Balkan” educational interpretive center and control room for monitoring.

At the ceremony for first sod were present the Mayor of Vratsa Municipality E. Nikolay Ivanov, Deputy mayor Mr. Krasimir Bogdanov, E. Hristo Hristov –acting director of RIEW – Vratsa, E. Sashko Kamenov – Director of Regional Forest Directorate – Berkovitsa, mayors of adjacent villages, company contractors and others.

E. Nikolay Ivanov congratulated the guests and stressed that the project is a result of successive efforts towards the development of tourism in Vratsa, aimed at promoting the natural resources of the Vrachanski Balkan. Executive Forest Directorate welcomed the initiative of the Natural Park and declared that they will continue to encourage and support each activity, related to its promotion which is an integral part of the network of protected areas in Bulgaria.

E. Hristo Hristov – acting director of RIEW – Vratsa, added that due to construction of the visitor center the tourism infrastructure will be upgraded and the natural attractions of Vatchanski Balkan will be popularized.

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