The Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) handed over the awards to the best companies in the sector per year 2017. This happened at the traditional Ball on the occasion of Builder’s day – 26th October. The event was held in the „Sofia Hotel Balkan“. Hosts of this ceremony were Petya Avramova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works and the Chairman of the MB of BCC Eng. Iliyan Terziev. Among the official guests were Rosen Zhelyazkov, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Water – Ivelina Vassileva ,the Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Transport, Information Technology and Communications – Stanislav Ivanov, the Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Regional Policy, Urban Developments and Local Self-Government – Aleksandar Nenkov, the Chair of the MB of Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) and honorary Chairman of BCC – Eng.
Svetoslav Glosov, the Chairman of the Counter Corruption and Forfeiture of Unlawfully Acquired Assets Commission – Plamen Georgiev, the Chief Architect of Sofia – Zdravko Zdravkov, the Deputy Mayor on „Transport and Transport Communications“ in Sofia Municipality – Evgeni Krusev, Eng. Galina Vassileva – Head of the Managing Authority of the OP on „Transport and transport infrastructure 2014 – 2020“, Evgeniy Ivanov – Executive Director of Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria, Eng. Ioanis Parteniotis – Vice President of CL Podkrepa, Silvia Georgieva – Executive director of the National Association of the municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria, Prof. Dr. of Architecture, Architect Borislav Borisov – Rector of the University of Structural Engineering and Architecture (VSU) „Lyuben Karavelov“, Eng. Stefan Chaykov – Chairman of the MB of the Bulgarian Branch Chamber „Roads“, Eng. Ivan Ivanov – Chairman of the MB of the Bulgarian Water Association, and other representatives of institutions and branch organisations. The Ball brought together the senior management of leading construction companies.
At the opening of the ceremony, Dragomir Simeonov – presenter of the event, has invited to the stage the hosts – Minister Petya Avramova and the Chairman of the MB of BCC Eng. Iliyan Terziev, to greet the builders on the occasion of the professional holiday.
„I am pleased to congratulate all those, whose profession and vocation is construction , with the beautiful holiday – St. Dimitar’s Day. In front of us is a dynamic year, filled with many challenges, when Bulgaria is going to be a large construction site. We are going to construct bridges, motorways, roads, sports halls, industrial zones, while the towns will be renovated with the funding provided under the Operational Programme „Regions in Growth”. Building of roads is not an end in itself – the society expects us to do it, and all of us – from the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW) and you – dear builders of modern Bulgaria, we bear responsibility before people for the quality of implementation. Therefore I wish you a lot of health, professional achievements and the sincere words „we are much obliged for your master work“ to be what you hear from people, Minister Avramova said.
„It is an exclusive honour for me, as chairman of the MB of Bulgarian Construction Chamber, to have the opportunity to host the organised by us biggest event in this year: the celebration on the occasion of Dimitrovden – the Day of Builder! “, stated Eng. Iliyan Terziev. He reminded that this tradition ordains that on 26th October the branch to draw a balance for what had been done within the past year. In the past times, along with the coming of winter, used to come the end of the active season for construction works. Nowadays possibilities for builders are changed by the modern technologies. But the tradition remains – they estimate their achievements during the year and set their new goals.
„In 2018 we set ambitions goal, we have worked together – the Management board, the regional chairpersons, the team of the Chamber and our newspaper – „Stroitel“, in collaboration with our partners from the central and local authorities. I would use the opportunity to thank Minister Avramova and the team from the MRDPW, as well as all representatives of the institutions, with whom we have overcome challenges and continue ahead. We have proved that when ambitions are clearly defined, when we are united and convinced of the causes we stand up for, when the purpose is to defend the branch interests, together with the state and citizens interests – we can and we achieve success. We keep actively offering changes in the regulatory framework, related to the construction and investment processes. The Chamber, besides its role as corrective, has proved again its role as important and beneficial partner to the state“, the Chairman of the MB of BCC has underlined. According to his opinion, the year was very dynamic and memorable as well, due to the numerous construction achievements. „Some of these you can see at the Fifth exhibition on the occasion of Builder’s day, organized by BCC and „Stroitel“ newspaper, with the assistance of Sofia Municipality“, he has shared, and noted that during 2018, as well as in the previous years, the Chamber and the companies, that are its members, had took participation in a number of charity initiatives, such as repairs of educational institutions, construction and renewal of churches, monuments, kindergartens, and many others. „Constructors are among the first to react and to provide aid and support in different natural disasters and accident. Therefore at our Holiday, besides congratulating you, my colleagues, I would like to thank you for that you every day do your unremitting and not simple work, but at the same time extremely praiseworthy and noble work, you build the contemporary Bulgaria! Thank you for your creative energy, for constructing and not destroying, for the social responsibility, for your humanity“, was pointed out by Eng. Terziev.
„There are some people, that during their lives, have even not laid a brick on a brick, but with manipulations and misstatements they keep trying to blacken our branch. They will not succeed! We will respond them with more and better realised projects. Our respond will be within our campaign „I am a builder“, which is launched on the occasion of our professional Holiday, to show faces of Bulgarian builders. Faces of people, who has chosen to be builders here, in Bulgaria, to realise themselves, to set up families, to bring up their children, to contribute with their work for the advancement of our country“, emphasized Eng. Iliyan Terziev. According to his words, 2019 promises to be extremely active year and lot of work is expected for the sector. „Let we continue being strong together, lets demonstrate our professionalism by successful implementation of new infrastructure and housing construction projects, and thus to make our country more beautiful, more modern and more attractive for investments“, he said and added that the big and small wins of the sector during the past year would not be possible without the members of BCC. „My wish is the forthcoming 2019 year provides new occasions to us to be delighted and proud with our achievements. Please accept my most cordial wishes to you, to your families, to the teams of your companies, for good health, good luck and private happiness! Let we together achieve much more construction success! Happy Builder’s Day!“ concluded his greeting Eng. Iliyan Terziev.
Greeting addresses to BCC were sent by the Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, the Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva, The Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova, the Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov, The Minister of Economy Emil Karanikolov, the Chairperson of Sofia Municipality Council Elen Gerdzhikov, the Chairman of MB of the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology Prof. Dr.Sc. Nikolay Valkanov, the Chairman of MB of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria Arch. Borislav Ignatov, the Chairman of MB of the Chamber of Engineers in Investment Design Dr. Eng. Ivan Karaleev, the President of the board at National Real Estate Association Dobromir Ganev, the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Industrial Association Radosvet Radev, the President of Federation „Construction, Industry and Water-supply“ Eng. Ioanis Parteniotis, the Chairperson of the Federation of independent Construction Trade Unions within KNSB Eng. Tsvetelina Ivanova, the Lovech Province Governor Georgi Terziisky, the Montana Province Governor Rosen Belchev, „Glavbolgarstroy Holding“ AD, „Geotrading“ AD, etc.
The ceremony continued with awarding the Construction „Oscars“ for 2017. In the ranking are included only construction companies, registered in the Central Professional Register of the Builder (CPRB), that as of 10.10.2018 had implemented the procedure under Article 20, paragraph 2 of the Construction Chamber Act for 2017. The total number of companies, liable to be ranked, is 4345. In the first group ranked companies are 3370, performing high-rise construction (residential, public servicing, industrial), its adjacent infrastructure, electronic communications networks and facilities. In the second group there are 254 companies, working on sites from transport infrastructure. In the third group number of companies is 449, and they are involved in the field of energy infrastructure, 272 are companies in the fourth group, specialized in public welfare works infrastructure, hydro-technical construction and environmental protection.
The winners are selected by a three-member commission on the grounds of the declared information from their annual reports for 2017 within the electronic system of CPRB, and by determined evaluation indicators in accordance to Article 3, paragraph 2 of the Annual Ranking Rules. Among the evaluation criteria for the past financial year the most significant one is „Net sales income“, for which companies get 15 points. The coming after criteria are „Average staff number“ with 10 points, and „Fixed assets“ – 5 points.
On the grounds of Article 8, paragraph 3 of the Rules, the following 9 construction companies were excluded from the ranking, as they have been consecutively awarded golden awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016: „Glavbolgarstroy“ AD, „Lirex BG“ OOD, „Trace Group Hold“ AD and „Victoria Trans – 2007“ EOOD, „Geostroy“ AD, „Atomenergoremont“ AD; „Technoterm Engineering“ EAD; „Vera Stroy“ EOOD; „Stanilov“ EOOD.
Minister Petya Avramova, together with Eng. Iliyan Terziev, handed over the awards in the First group – high-rise construction (residential, public servicing, industrial), its adjacent infrastructure, electronic communications networks and facilities. The golden award in section „Big builders“ was for „Planex“ EOOD, the silver one – for „ISA 2000“ EOOD, the bronze one – for VDH AD. The first prize for „Medium builders“ was for „Technoimportexport“ AD, the second one – for „Technoexportstroy“ EAD, and third one – for „ZHP Stroy“ EAD. The golden award in „Small builders“ received „Bul Stroy Invest“ EOOD, the silver one – „Medilon“ EOOD, and the bronze one – „Evrostroy Inzhenering“ EOOD.
„Happy Holiday to all who celebrate their name-day and to all builders! I wish good health, success and happiness to them and their families! In our county number of people working in this sector is not less than 250 000. These are the people who are creating the welfare and who have brought us in 2018 a growth of about 9% in the sector, and the hope, that the positive development trend will be further sustained in 2019. Within the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications are located the Managing Authority of the „Transport and Transport infrastructure“ OP and the Monitoring Authority of the Connecting Europe Facilities, intended to assign projects amounting at almost BGN 6 billion along with the national co-financing. This resource will allow for improving the road and railway infrastructure, which will contribute to the welfare of Bulgarian citizens and to the economic development of the country, will make for overcoming the difference between regions and the demographic problem, and will promote the connectivity. I would like to wish in the future each one of the constructed projects to bear the spirit of the Tarnovo’s inscription on the khan Omurtag’s column. Happy Holiday!“ That was said by Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov, who together with Eng. Iliyan Terziev, handed over the awards in the Second group – construction works on transport infrastructure within „Big builders” sector. The golden prize got „Hydrostroy” AD. The silver award went to „GBS – Infrastructure construction” AD, and the bronze to „Patengineeringstroy-T” EAD.
The awards in the sections „Medium builders“ and „Small builders“ for transport infrastructure were handed over by Eng. Svetoslav Glosov and Eng. Iliyan Terziev. „It has always been a pleasure for me – before in the capacity of Chairman of the MB of BCC, and now – as Chairman of the MB of RIA, to congratulate you for that Holiday. I would like to wish you to continue working with dedication and with higher quality, in order to be able to prove that Bulgarian Builder is a genuine builder. Let me also congratulate all those bearing the name Dimitar. To them and to all my colleagues I wish good health and lots of success. Be happy! Let there is much more work for you in the next year, provided by us from administration“, Eng. Glosov stated. The „Medium builders” golden award got „Perlamet SE“ OOD. Second and third places were occupied respectively by EIV EOOD and „Tony Todorov“ OOD. In „Small builders“ section first is „Pat Stroy Invest” OOD, the silver is for „Moni-07” EOOD, and the bronze – for „Jambo 33” EOOD.
The best companies in construction sector, working on constructions from the public works infrastructure, hydro-technical construction and environmental protection – the Fourth group, had the honour to receive their prizes from the, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Water and former Minister of Environment – Ivelina Vassileva and from Eng. Iliyan Terziev. „Dear partners and friends – constructors, happy professional Holiday! Be healthy and keen on yours noble mission to create, and those who celebrate their name-days – let them bear their names with proud. I would use the opportunity to thank all of you for the successful and of many years partnership, which lead to construction of the considerable part of the basis-laying environmental infrastructure – not such visible, but extremely important for the life quality of people and for their health. I want to ensure you that we will continue working together. We rely on your expertise and on collaboration with the National Assembly in the process of elaboration and development of the regulatory framework, that ensures sustainable development of economy in Bulgaria and provides you, constructors, with opportunities to execute your works calmly, with quality and within the set deadlines“, Ivelina Vassileva said before starting handing awards over. In this group the golden award in „Big builders” section went to „Raicommerce Construction” EAD. „Pipe System” AD received the silver award, and „Caro Trading” OOD received the bronze award. In the „Medium builders” sector the highest award was for „Miko – D” OOD. On the second place was ranked „Hydroremong IG” OOD, and on the third – „Solac M.C.” OOD. In the „Small Builders” section the gold went to „Status – N” OOD, the silver – to „Kotsev and Tsvetanov” OOD, and the bronze – to „Ecoton Commerce” OOD.
The awards in the Third group – construction works from the energy infrastructure, were handed over by the Chairman of the MB of BCC Eng. Iliyan Terziev. In the „Big builders” section the gold was for „Start Engineering“ AD, the silver – for „Hydroenergy Company“ AD, and the bronze – to „EMU“ AD. The highest prize for „Medium size“ Builders was received by „T and D Engineering“ EOOD, followed by „Elemon“ OOD and „Energoimport – Export“ OOD. In the Small Builders section the golden award was taken by „New System“ OOD, for „Electro-consult-stroy“ was the silver, and for „Refran“EOOD – the bronze.
After the official part, for the good mood of guests care took the outstanding Vasil Petrov and the „Veliko Tarnovo” Big-Band, with conductor maestro Vladimir Boshnakov and guest-soloist Vesela Morova.