Cross Posted by Standart News
Turkey has given up plans for the construction of a thermal power plant (TPP) in the town of Igneada, near the border with Bulgaria. The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning has rejected the proposal of a Turkish company to build the TPP on grounds the project is unfeasible. The site of the projected plant is just across the Bulgarian village of Rezovo, whose residents staged a torchlight protest rally last Saturday amidst fears the project will destroy the Strandzha mountain forests. Meanwhile, however, Turkey’s Deputy Energy Minister Hasan Murat Mercan said referring to the project: “That has not been decided yet, the question is still discussed,” “As you know, this is not a political decision but a rather technical one and it will be based on the research done by geology and seismology experts,” he explained, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio.