Minister Asen Lichev: Several beaches on the Black Sea coast remain protected areas

28 Jul, 2021 | 16:31

“Several beaches in our country will remain protected areas. Our Black Sea coast is not a commodity for sale”, said the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev at a briefing today, also attended by the Minister of Economy Kiril Petkov. Minister Lichev clarified that the Council of Ministers had adopted a decision that preserves the status of protected areas for the beaches “Koral” as part of the “Ropotamo” area, “Karadere” as part of “Shkorpilovtsi Beach” and “Pashadere” as part of “Galata”.


“I congratulate Minister Lichev and the entire political cabinet on today’s result, these are the beaches that we know to be among the very few left on the Black Sea coast, where you can see untouched nature,” said the Minister of Economy Kiril Petkov. He expressed conviction that the decision constitutes a huge victory for the Bulgarian environmental protection and the economy. The Minister explained that if we want to develop high-added-value tourism, this cannot be done with a wall of hotels on top of the dunes. According to him, this type of tourism is focused on the beautiful Bulgarian nature, which can be enjoyed by people from all over Europe.


“I have undertaken a big step towards the development of the movie industry, because big companies like ‘Disney’ and ‘Netflix’ have good reasons to settle on the Bulgarian market, and we will give them the opportunity to shoot their movies on the natural corners of the Black Sea coast,” added the Minister of Environment and Water Asen Lichev.