Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The groundbreaking of the Bulgarian-Greek gas pipeline, which would reduce Bulgaria's dependence on Russian gas, was held with an official ceremony.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Yakup Eyubov were present at the groundbreaking ceremony in Bulgaria.
The pipeline, which is planned to be 182 kilometers long, will transport Azerbaijan gas to the southeastern countries of Europe. The Bulgarian-Greek gas pipeline will be actively used in the second half of 2020 after the completion of its construction. The annual cost of the pipeline, which costs about 250 million Euros, will be between 3 and 5 billion cubic meters.
Speaking at the ceremony Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that the project is of great importance for Bulgaria and Greece and adding that the pipeline is also very important for the whole of Europe.