As of today (December 1), two orders of the Minister of Health Dr. Stoycho Katsarov enter into force. They are published on the website of the Ministry of Health.
The first order is extending the anti-epidemic measures from 1.12.2021 to 31.03.2022, the period in which the emergency epidemic situation was extended.
For the most part, the measures are the same as those currently in force. Teambuildings, visits to children’s centers, clubs and others, as well as holding congress-conference events, seminars, symposia, trainings, competitions, exams and other group events are prohibited. There are no mass events, such as music and other festivals, fairs, folklore initiatives and etc. Group visits to centers, schools and other sites for dance and music art have been suspended. Visits to libraries, museums, galleries, cinemas, theaters, circus performances, concerts and other indoor performances are prohibited. The ban also applies to the conduct of collective sports indoors, as well as visits to fitness centers, gyms and clubs, swimming pools and complexes, spa (medical SPA) centers, wellness centers and thalassotherapy centers. Visits to gambling halls, casinos and catering and entertainment establishments, as well as visits to shopping malls and shops with a net retail area of over 300 sqm, bazaars and indoor exhibitions have been suspended.
The investment for the construction of the parking lot amounts to BGN 900,000 without VAT and it will be situated under the Baldwin Tower – in the Frankhisar area. It is a part of the large project of the Municipality for integrated urban transport, and the contractor is “Road Construction-VT”. The parking lot will be located on an area of 6.3 decares, and the idea is for tourists to stop there and use the parking ticket to travel by electric buses without traffic jams. The three electric buses, which the Municipality bought for BGN 1.9 million, have already been delivered and located in a garage until the parking lot is built.
A Christmas flashmob in Veliko Tarnovo will light up the Christmas lights. The attractive event will take place exactly at 17:00 on December 1 (next Wednesday), next to the big Christmas tree in front of the Municipality. The flashmob was planned for this Friday (November 26), but due to the expected rain, it has been postponed to December 1.
The Christmas spirit and mood will be brought by the talents of the popular Junior Band brass band. The central part of the Old Capital will be voiced by popular melodies in a special arrangement, performed in the unique way, typical for the musicians from “Emilian Stanev” Secondary School.
The beloved by young and old Christmas Bazaar in Veliko Tarnovo opens at the end of the week. From November 26 to December 31, for the residents and guests of the Old Capital, Marno Pole Park will be turned into a fabulous Christmas town. As every year, the houses will offer various souvenirs, handmade products, a variety of meat delicacies, sweet treats, traditional mulled wine and more.
For the first time, new wooden pavilions will be located at the bazaar to present an even greater variety of Christmas decorations, toys, souvenirs, seasonal goods and many more festive sugar and culinary temptations. Children will be able to send their letters to Santa in the special Christmas mail, which will be open until December 21. To get an answer, the assistants of the white-bearded old man advise all the kids not to forget to write a return address in their wishes.
This year there is about 14% growth in construction in Veliko Tarnovo and the region. It is close to the national average, which according to statistics is about 17% compared to 2020. The main part is housing, while the municipalities focus mainly on the construction of new infrastructure projects.
About 6,000 people are employed in the field of construction in Veliko Tarnovo district. Companies from other districts of the country are also coming to the region, and their number is increasing. Some of them fall into the gray sector and cannot be reported by the Chamber, as construction up to 100 square meters does not require registration with the construction organization.