The Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo will be replacing the water supply and sewage pipes on 20 of the old streets around the Samovodska Charshia and the main tourist routes. The project is divided into three stages and has a total value of 1.6 million leva. What is more, money has been provided for the restoration of the authentic stone pavements in the Varusha neighbourhood. Some of them have been laid more than a century ago.
Varusha, Cholakovtsi, Buzludzha and central part of Veliko Tarnovo town will be renovated with 11 milions leva. The project is called “Preserved and Authentic, Attractive Urban Environment of Veliko Tarnovo”
More than 2.3 million leva will be invested in the renovation of the infrastructure of the old town Varusha. The plumbing system of the territory is replaced and now they will fix the cobbled streets. The funds are attracted from the large-scale project of the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo for urban environment financed under the Operational Program “Regions in Growth” 2014-2020. In the northern part of the quarter (above the Samovodska Charshia) the construction works will cover the streets Captain Dyado Nikola, Dragoman, Mednikarska, St. Cyril and Methodius, Pobornicheska , P. R. Slaveikov, Georgi Mamarchev, Pop Matey Preobrazhenski, Vastanicheska. The contractor will maintain the authenticity of the entire neighbourhood.
The street s in the Old Part of Veliko Tarnovo are to receive a new look. This is one of the largest reconstruction projects ever to be accomplished in the town. Next year the Municipality will put 15 million leva for a complete makeover of the streets in the Old Part of Veliko Tarnovo. The money comes from Regions for Growth Programme which has already funded the reconstruction of several significant sites in Veliko Tarnovo. The reconstruction project was officially presented at the end of last week and is part of the investment program of the Municipality for the coming year. Some of the streets in the Old Town have not been repaired since the Ottoman Empire reigned the country, virtually from their construction.
The Old Town of Veliko Tarnovo is beautiful and very appealing to tourist from near and far; it bears the character of the town and as such is sure to gather attention. However the last 30 years saw it neglected and void of investments. The plan is to gradually repair all streets, including the smaller ones starting from the Central Post Office and those in old neighbourhoods of Varusha and Asenov.
Cobblestoned streets will be preserved – the stone paving will be rearranged and upgraded if necessary. New asphalt will be laid on the other streets. Other issues that will be addressed are the drainage and parking problems. New recreation areas and green space will also be set up. The street lighting will also be replaced and improved.