Bulgaria’s cabinet has called a public tender for new furniture and kitchen equipment for Euxinograd Residence, the former royal palace outside Varna used as a state holiday home and occasionally for cabinet meetings.
The budget for kitchen equipment and furniture is close to 224 000 leva (about 112 000 euro).
Plans are to renovate interiors including bedrooms, dining and living rooms at Euxinograd, a three-storey building built in the late 19th century, modelled on France’s Château de Saint-Cloud. In terms of a government decision in the past decade, while Euxinograd is a presidential and government holiday retreat, the public also can book accommodation there.
Steps are being taken to improve access to the palace for people with disabilities, with 15 200 leva budgeted for chain conveyors.
Construction company Eksa will carry out the restoration and conservation project. Local media, quoting the register of the Public Procurement Agency, said that the contract was for close to 6.2 million leva without VAT, and the main source of the funding was the Regional Development programme.
(Photo: Dimcho Panayotov)