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Destruction of illegal piers and hotels continues

Postby Pirol » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:28 pm

Destruction of illegal piers and hotels on the Black Sea continues

Further demolitions of illegal structures along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast are now underway following the much publicised Operation Bulldozer that flattened properties and stores built illegally in the old town of Nessebur.

The destruction of yacht pier near Roussalka has now been authorised, Bulgarian National Television (BNT) reported on December 7 2010.

The development at Roussalka has been controversial for some time. Owned by the Banev family, it blocks general public access to the beach, along with the swimming pools which have allegedly been built illegally near the sea. According to the BNT report, the order for the pier's demolition was issued in 2008 but "shelved" until now.

The destruction commenced at 10am on December 7. The operation will cost 8000 leva and the owner will have to cover the cost because he failed to remove the facility voluntarily, the report said.

However, according to Dnevnik daily, the company entrusted with the operation has "deployed its demolition equipment on site and starting tearing up the pier. The concrete and iron, once dismantled, are dumped directly into the sea".

December 6 saw the demolition of the first illegally built hotel on the Bulgarian Black Sea – Hotel Ramona near Varna. According to eyewitnesses, the debris from that hotel is also dumped directly in the sea, Dnevnik daily reported.

After years of speculation and turning a blind eye, the GERB Government has vowed to deal firmly with illegal construction on the Bulgarian coastline.

In the middle of November, tensions in Nessebur were raised when demolition workers, escorted by police, moved in and clashed with protesters on the barricades of the bridge. The action was taken when owners of illegal structures had failed to respond to instructions to remove them.
(Sofia Echo)

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Postby banjo » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:35 pm

Is this a joke, are they really puting all the debris into the sea are they mad or what .

What a primitive people the Bulgarians are or just crazy.

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Postby gimlet » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:58 pm

Well, I doubt if they've got much choice about where to put the debris unless they build a caisson to move the sea for a while. I expect it will be a good fish habitat :wink:

You can see a couple of videos here. ... i/?ref=rss

Nice not to have any music for a change :lol:

And here's a video of the Ramona hotel beginning to bite the dust. I expect the locals are glad of the out of season work. ... a_kabakum/

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Postby seathrift » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:57 am

No doubt the pier debris will provide a good fish habitat but it could be a bit of a hazard for swimmers and small boats. It would be easy enough to remove with a dragline or a backacter bucket, but I doubt they will get rid of the sheet piling without an under water burning torch or a big machine to pull the sheets out.
In my mind it will bring such a benefit to BG generally regarding the 'rule of law' that the whole operation should be applauded enthusiastically.

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Destruction of illegal piers and buildings

Postby roofer » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:24 am

Has anybody over there seen a tv programme about them pulling Sunny days 6 down.

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Postby spile0710 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:26 am

i bet theirs some poor people twitching out their if they haven't got act 16 on their properties ! :cry:
lets hope the gerb goverment don't decide to raise to the ground every building built illegally !
or bulgaria will have to be rebuilt again :lol:

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Postby bigbulg » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:35 am

I, and a couple of mates were caught up in the middle of an overnight vigil on Old Nessebar. Chatting to the demonstraters/perpetrators about the illegal builds, we became aware that non considerded the UNESCO warnings about the withdrawl of its status, only how taking off the illegal two stories of his house will destroy him/them.

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Postby annvlas » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:46 pm

Roofer is that a joke about pulling down Sunny Day 6

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Postby Seedy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:07 pm

The only TV programme I've seen about it is the one a few months back on bTV about the illegal discharge of waste-water into the river-bed and the municipality not issuing Act 16. I don't recall any mention of pulling it down though...

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Re: Destruction of illegal piers and buildings

Postby allet » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:08 pm

roofer wrote:Has anybody over there seen a tv programme about them pulling Sunny days 6 down.

The TV programme that you mentioned did not mention pulling the complex down, I saw the TV programme myself and had it translated by a friend. It was mainly about sewerage disposal issues.

Sunny Day 6 has no Act 16, not unusual considering that its not fully built. On the other hand, Sunny Day 5 (across the road) should have Act 16, being 2 years old but it still doesn't... And yes I own at Sunny Day 5 myself!



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