Minister Lilyana Pavlova awarded honorary sign of the ministry to 15 of her predecessors
The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works celebrated the 130th anniversary of its establishment in 1882. Host of the event in Sofia’s residence “Lozenets” was Minister Lilyana Pavlova who became the first woman head of the construction ministry in the government structure. Like every true celebration this did not pass without many hearty wishes and colorful flowers. One of the gifts that surely will long adorn the office of the minister, however, is a picture painted by Georgi Petrov given by the BCC Chairman Eng. Svetoslav Glosov and Executive Director of the Chamber Eng. Ivan Boykov to Lilyana Pavlova with the wish she always to find a bridge between good ideas and their implementation. In response she greeted them with their holiday because as she said this is a special day not only for MRDPW but for all builders.
Guests were President and former Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Rosen Plevneliev, Ministers of Environment and Water Nona Karadzhova, of Justice Diana Kovacheva, of Foreign Affairs Nikolai Mladenov, of Defense Anyo Angelov, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Regional Policy and Local Self-Government Lyuben Tatarski, the rector of the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy Prof. Krasimir Petrov, ambassadors and of course – employees of the ministry.
During the event Minister Pavlova gave the honorary sign of MRDPW to her predecessors who headed the institution.
A plaquette received a total 15 ministers, among them Georgi Stoilov, Georgi Belichki, Grigor Stoichkov, Ivan Sakarev, Georgi Grigorov, Nikola Karadimov, Doncho Konakchiev, Evgeni Bakardzhiev, Evgeni Chachev and Rosen Plevneliev. “I am sure that it has never been easy to the ministers of regional development and public works in the long 130-year history of MRDPW – through them pass thousands of projects, budget. And everything should be done on time, with quality and visible to the public. It has always been like that and thanks God one cannot build in the internet. Besides being hard, the minister’s work is also very decent because large, small and medium-sized projects are projects of Bulgarian municipalities for all of us and for Europe,” said the head of state.