Serbian Mining and Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic said on Monday that Bulgaria is completing its part of a pipeline between the two countries, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Antic and his Bulgarian counterpart Temenushenka Petkova toured Turkish Stream pipeline construction sites in Bulgaria with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
The Serbian Minister is quoted as saying that the Bulgarian authorities have finished the part of the pipeline from the border with Turkey to a compressor station and are starting construction on the pipeline section to Serbia. “I can say with absolute certainty that the Bulgarians will complete the project needed to supply gas to Serbia which will get the first gas supplies from it in 2020,” Antic said, adding that Serbia is working intensively on its section of the pipeline which he said would be completed by the end of the year.
According to the minister, the pipeline running from Turkey through Bulgaria and Serbia to Hungary “represents a huge potential which will turn Serbia into a transit country”. He said all the countries along the route have coordinated their efforts and are on schedule.