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Date:
16.07.2020  STATUS
Time:
09:00
Venue:
Plovdiv. Bulgaria

      

  

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Research Complex of CPSBB

Plovdiv, 16 July 2020

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new research complex of CPSBB started with a press conference at the House of Culture "Boris Hristov", Plovdiv, on 16 July 2020. The CPSBB Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev presented the project PlantaSYST and the launch of the construction of the new CPSBB research complex in Plovdiv, Trakia residential district. The European Regional Development Fund finances the building of the new CPSBB research complex through the Operational Program "Science and Education for Smart Growth" – project BG05M2OP001-1.003-0001-C01.

Mr. Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv "Education and business development", described the importance of the PlantaSYST project and CPSBB for the scientific and socio-economic development of Plovdiv and expressed once more the full support of Plovdiv Municipality and the Mayor's office for CPSBB.

Mrs. Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, reiterated the support of the Bulgarian Government for the PlantaSYST project and underlined its strategic importance for Bulgaria, particularly for conducting cutting-edge research and for preventing the brain drain in the field of plant biology.

The press conference was attended by journalists from the national media, newspapers, online media, and the Bulgarian national TV.

Press conference for the PlantaSYST project and the construction of the new CPSBB research complex. From left to right: Mr. Ilko Nikolov, the Chief Architect of the new CPSBB research complex; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milen Georgiev, CPSBB; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev, Director of CPSBB; Mrs. Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science; Mr. Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv.

The Groundbreaking Ceremony continued with a ceremonial blessing held on the construction site – Sveti Knyaz Boris I-Pokrastitel Str., Trakia district, by the Metropolitan Arsenii. There were speeches by Dr. Gechev, Mrs. Karina Angelieva, and the Mayor of Plovdiv Mr. Zdravko Dimitrov, followed by the "first dig" ceremony. The event was attended by many other high-ranked officials, including Mr. Dimitar Kerin, Deputy Regional Governor; Mr. Kostadin Dimitrov, Mayor of Trakia District; Directors of Agencies at the Operational Program "Science and Education for Smart Growth"; Prof. Dr. Martin Banov, Chairman of the Agricultural Academy of Bulgaria; Prof. Dr. Hristina Yancheva, Rector of the Agricultural University of Plovdiv; Prof. Dr. Plamen Mollov, Rector of the University of Food Technology; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Ganeva, Director of the Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute; Directors of the local schools; the architects of the research complex; representatives from the PlantaSYST consortium; representatives of the GBS, the construction company.

CPSBB Director Dr. Tsanko Gechev (right), supervised by the Mayor of Plovdiv Mr. Zdravko Dimitrov (left) and the Deputy Minister Mrs. Karina Angelieva (middle), is doing the 'first dig".

From left to right: H.Em. the Vicarian Bishop of Plovdiv Arsenii; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Ganeva, Director of Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute; Mr. Stoyan Todorov and Mr. Ilko Nikolov, the architects of the new CPSBB research complex; Mr. Sasho Yotkov, one of the Directors of the construction company GBS; Prof. Dr. Plamen Mollov, Rector of the University of Food Technology; Prof. Dr. Martin Banov, Chairman of the Agricultural Academy of Bulgaria; Prof. Dr. Hristina Yancheva, Rector of the Agricultural University of Plovdiv; Mr. Kostadin Dimitrov, Mayor of Trakia District; Mr. Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv; Mrs. Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science; Mr. Dimitar Kerin, Deputy Governor of Plovdiv; Mrs. Stefka Malinovska, Director Verification Agency, Operational Program "Science and Education for Smart Growth"; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tsanko Gechev, Director of CPSBB.

PlantaSYST has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (SGA-CSA No 664621 and No 739582 under FPA No. 664620)


Calls: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2014-2015, Topic: WIDESPREAD-1-2014: Teaming, and H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Topic: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017: TeamingPhase2