Eng. Boykov, the program for energy renovation of residential buildings has already started. The Chamber has been actively involved from the beginning, what can you say at the moment?
The hard work for the implementation is coming. The Chamber has always maintained the view that the old scheme cannot start because in apartment blocks live elderly people who do not have financial capabilities or just find it difficult to organize. Under the new program this problem is overcome and from now on is the great responsibility of municipalities to organize the tender procedures and control the construction activities.
There are a lot of ways to do this. The point is to avoid compromising the implementation itself, and this requires a very strong control. Otherwise BCC – together with our colleagues from other structures involved in the industry, has described the processes and has shown the necessary regulations so that legally everything is available.
Were there any comments on the methodology, the Chamber has sent it to all regional offices for questions and comments?
There were quite a lot of comments. I think we found the reasonable compromise. It was adopted to have two tenders, construction and design to unite in one, because the process is one – the implementation depends on the project. The proposal of our colleague Roseta Nikolova, Chair of the BCC Regional Office in Pleven, is reasonable companies to join in consortiums, since activities are very diverse. The dispute whether to use subcontractors dropped out, such requirement is no longer put, so everything depends on the readiness of small and medium-sized companies, on their uniting and on the designers.