ICGB signed contract with the National Archaeological Institute for archaeological studies of archaeological sites found along the route of the gas interconnector with Greece
Pursuant to a Decision of the Executive officers of the company ICGB AD has nominated the National Archaeological Institute with museum for contractor of a public procurement procedure for archaeological studies of archaeological sites found along the route of the gas interconnector Greece-Bulgaria. The public procurement award contract was signed on August 6th.
The contractor - National Archaeological Institute with museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Science (BAS) - commits to perform archaeological excavations of presumed archaeological sites found in the process of engineering and which are within the easement of IGB, as well as monitoring of the construction activities in accordance with the requirements of the Cultural Heritage Act. The value of the contract is BGN 1 893 010, VAT excluded, and comprises study and monitoring of 58 sites along the 150 km gas pipeline route on Bulgarian territory.
The National Archaeological Institute with museum - BAS is a scientific organization with proven experience in archaeological studies performed in the course of implementation of significant infrastructural sites in Bulgaria. It has a sufficient number of qualified teams of archaeologists that cover the requirements of the Cultural Heritage Act and is able to perform archaeological excavations of up to 10 sites simultaneously. The term of completion of the archaeological excavations planned is up to 3 months of awarding them and the monitoring shall be over the whole period of construction.
By awarding the archaeological studies, ICGB proceeds with field activities on preparation of the route for the actual start of construction of the gas pipeline. Along with the implementation of the developmental proposal the investor will take all measures required to preserve the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and not to allow any activities which may threaten the sites found along the route of the gas pipeline.
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