sea_gardenVarna has passed a new bill which will protect the environment around the urban area as the city undergoes continuous expansion. The strategic plan envisages the conservation of nature “for decades ahead”, and it was formulated by a municipal team headed by professor Ivan Nikiforov, a government press release announced on June 29.

During the ceremony, Prime Minsiter Sergei Stanishev was present and reportedly “participated in the formulation of the plan”.

“I am happy that conservation of green belts around Varna has been guaranteed by the new municipal and urban plan,” Stanishev said.

“With Varna’s constant expansion, a thoroughly new vision is required. The Government will continue to offer assistance for the protection of the environment as well as provide funds for the construction of vital new infrastructure in the city and around the port area,” Stanishev has said.