The capital city will receive a grant from the bank in the form of a five-year plan to implement priority environmental projects.
The plan is being prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arup while a wide range of local stakeholders will also be involved in the development process. It is expected to be completed within a year.
The invitation for the city’s participation in EBRD’s Green Cities Initiative is part of Sofia Municipality’s successive efforts of to improve air quality and environmental care. An example is the purchase of 30 electric buses for Sofia Urban Transport over this year and 2019 which will be realised with the EBRD’s support.