Councillors decided to organize an information campaign in Burgas with the help of The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, the Municipality of Burgas, and environment organizations. After that a local referendum will be held on 2 September. People in the region will have to state whether they approve or disaprove of the pipeline construction.
Kalin Rogachev also reminded the meeting that local authorities were represented at the ceremony of the official endorsement of the agreement between Bulgaria, Russia and Greece in Athens on March 15, and are familiar with the project parameters.
He also pointed out that the International Project Company has committed itself to following environmental sustainability laws and all Bulgarian and European ecological standards and requirements.
In response to a question whether the pipeline construction will have an impact on tourist business along the Black Sea Coast, Rogachev said the business's main problem is overconstruction of hotels and restaurants, rather than the pipeline.