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Developing Integrated System for the Urban Transport in Dobrich

Organisation: Economic Policy Institute Website: Added: October 30, 2023
Project start date: March 12, 2020
Project end date: December 22, 2023


The project "Development of an integrated urban transport system in Dobrich" is funded under the of OP "Regions in Growth" 2014-2020 within its priority 2 "Integrated urban transport". It is implemented in the town of Dobrich (North East Bulgaria) and include the following activities: 1. Implementation of a smart transport system regulating traffic lights at intersections and a public transport management system, including a bus positioning system and electronic information boards at stops for real-time information on vehicle arrival, as well web based information system for bus movement in real time. 2. Modernization of the public urban transport system by purchasing four electric buses and installation of a charging station in the municipal garage. 3. Renovation of the transport infrastructure by reconstruction of 30 bus stops with stopover priority for the bus stops, and the most loaded stops by citizens, along the lines served by the electric buses and bus stops with traffic flow in the Dobrich city. 4. Reconstruction of the “Dobrichka Epopeja” Blvd. as one of the main arteries of the integrated public urban transport system. 5. Upgrading of the Bicycle Traffic Scheme in the town of Dobrich by construction of new bicycle lanes, as part of the integrated urban transport system.

Financial data

Total project cost: EUR 4 184 181; Grant: EUR 4 016 858; Own funding: EUR 167 323,4; EU co-financing percentage: 85.00 %


Since data on the length of new bicycle lanes to be constructed during the project is missing, it is recommended that this is addressed in all publicly available information concerning the project implementation. The purchase of four public electric buses will contribute to improving air quality in the town Dobrich, however, their seating and standing capacity of altogether 21 places could be considered as a weak point.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.