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Ministry OKs EIA studies for Bulgarian to the Hungarian gas pipeline interconnector

Christian Fernsby |
Novi Sad-based Gastrans has received the approval of the Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection for environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies concerning a project to build a trunk gas pipeline interconnector from the Bulgarian to the Hungarian border.

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Gastrans is the stakeholder of the project and the approval has been given for the future pipeline sections from Zabari to Kovin and from Kovin to Gospodjinci, spanning 160 km in total, the Ministry said.

The Kovin-Gospodjinci section is 112 km long and runs through Pancevo, Kovacica, Opovo, the Belgrade municipality of Palilula, Zrenjanin, Titel and Novi Sad, while the 48 km section from Zabari to Kovin runs through Velika Plana and Smederevo.

According to the Act on Environmental Impact Assessment, a project stakeholder must comply with all environmental protection measures determined by the study and meet all requirements set by relevant authorities and organisations.

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