A total 4,202 companies were registered in the Central Professional Register of Builders (CPRB), said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Georgi Linkov, Chairman of the Committee for keeping, maintenance and use of the CPRB, during the traditional press conference, given by the Bulgarian Construction Chamber after the annual completion of the procedure under Article 20 paragraph 2 of the Chamber of Builders Act. The press conference was attended also by Eng. Svetoslav Glosov, BCC Chairman and Eng. Ivan Boykov, Executive Director of the Chamber. The event was held at the BCC headquarters.
“In early 2014 in CPRB were registered 4,303 builders, this figure for the same period of 2013 was 4,158, or in other words, at the beginning of the two calendar years there was an increase of 150. In 2014 after the procedure under Article 20 of the register were deleted 520 entities. The listed builders are 4,202. In 2013 after the procedure were deleted 456. The registered were 4,054. If we add and subtract the figures we will find that in both years we have an increase of 150 legal entities,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Linkov. He explained that the fact that companies are deleted from the register does not mean that they are bankrupt but that there is a denial to be registered in CPRB as builders. “Probably they will look for their bread and development in other areas or will remain in the sector, but with another color – grey-black, he added. “Nearly 400 are the newly registered companies. “Deep respect for the men and women who run these companies and have courage in the well-known conditions to continue working in this area,” said the Chairman of CPRB.
“The construction industry in the first half of 2014 marked low turnovers and negative rate of development – indicators permanently established since 2010,” said Eng. Svetoslav Glosov, BCC Chairman. “Companies’ turnovers are mainly formed by orders of the state and municipalities, financed by European funds. One of the most important for GDP sectors is still in crisis. The construction sector has formed 5.5% of the gross value added for the first half of 2014, compared to 6.1% of GVA for the same period of 2013,” he added.