Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on January 23 allocating 30 million leva to seven municipalities for major repairs and the construction of new kindergartens.
The cities in question are Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas, Stara Zagora, Rousse and Pleven. All seven have mayors elected on the ticket of Bulgaria’s ruling party GERB, news website Mediapool.bg said.
The funds will be used to increase the number of available kindergarten spots in order to meet the increased intake of children as kindergarten education becomes mandatory for children aged above four, the Cabinet said in a statement.
Half of the funds have been earmarked for Sofia, where two new kindergartens will be built and six existing ones will be expanded, the city’s deputy mayor in charge of construction, Irina Savina, said.
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