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Sports complex near Ksilifor with European funding

The project is to cover 30,000 sqm of land


The lake at Ksilifor

Sports complex for 4 million leva is to be set up near Veliko Tarnovo right after the opening of the new European funding programmes. The plot where the future recreational centre is to be build is owned by a Veliko Tarnovo based tourist union which is the oldest one in Bulgaria. The project is developed by an architect and is so detailed that is takes up 15 thick file folders. It is one of its kind in North Central Bulgaria and will render the Ksilifor area an enticing centre for sports activities and cultural and eco-tourism.

There will be football pitches, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, climbing walls and even a small ski track. Different size swimming pools will also be available as well as Water Attractions Park. There will be enough car parks to accommodate all the visitors’ vehicles. The roads to Ksilifor and the infrastructure of the region are also to be updated. The mountain hostel is to be renovated and the adjoining lake will be cleaned. The lake itself will be transformed to accommodate boats and pedal boats; picnic areas will be set up along the shore line.

Three types of climbing walls conforming to world standards will make the venue suitable to hosts international competitions. There will also be cabins available for rent and BBQ areas. The existing kids’ playgrounds will also be renovated.

Altogether there will be 27 sites for practising all kinds of sports. All the equipment will comply with European requirements for safety. The rural footpaths will be cleaned, marked and the tourist shelters will be built along the routes.

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