Varna, Bulgaria (PortSEurope) February 15, 2021 – The largest industrial zone in Northern Bulgaria will be built near the Port of Varna, according to Ivan Portnih, mayor of the Black Sea city of Varna. By the end of March, the final version of the general development plan of Aksakovo municipality is expected to be finalised, which will give the green light for the development of
the new area, which covers an area of over 900 hectares. The new zone is very close to the soon to be finished Hemus highway, connecting Varna to the capital Sofia as well as to the railway station and the Varna international airport. The mayor of Varna said that feasibility studies are currently being developed for light urban railways, which will lead to the new industrial zone as well as an expansion of an existing boulevard in the direction of the airport with an exit of the highway to the industrial zone. In recent years, KBC Group has opened a Shared Services Center in Varna, and Coca-Cola is investing in Financial Services Center. Large IT and outsourcing companies have expanded their activities and opened offices in Varna, Portnih said. ScaleFosus has opened a new, larger office PaySafe Group and Pontica Solutions have chosen the sea capital as their first office outside Sofia. The Municipality of Varna continues to promote the idea for the creation of a technology park in the Ostrova area, which is also close to the port and to the planned industrial zone. The scope of the future zone has been expanded with new territory around the Center for Hydro- and Aerodynamics. There, the state provided land to Varna universities for the development of campuses and research centers. More details about Port of Varna can be found in PortSEurope story Bulgarian government pays to hand over business of its biggest Black Sea port to a controversial local politician. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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