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Municipal Development Plan of Varna Municipality for the period 2014-2020

The Municipal Development Plan of the Municipality of Varna (MDP) is the main strategic document that outlines the objectives and priorities for sustainable and integrated socio-economic development of Varna Municipality. According to the  requirements of the regional development legislation (Regional Development Act and Regulations for Application of the Regional Development Act), the MDP is prepared for a period of 7 years. The Municipal Development Plan of Varna Municipality, as a strategic document, links the comparative advantages and the potential for local development with a clear vision, objectives and priorities, aimed to improve the living standard of the people in the municipality through sustainable development. This document describes in details the measures for achieving the objectives in compliance with the Regional Development Strategy of Varna Region and the current urban development plans.

Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development - Varna

The Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development of Varna is developed as an instrument for planning and managing the development of the urbanized territory of the city by applying a unified approach for spatial, temporal and functional coordination and integration of political and managerial actions, mobilization of resources and tools. IPURD is the fundamental planning document for finding comprehensive and integrated solutions to the urban environment problems, utilizing  its comparative geographic advantages and providing adequate and sustainable use of available territorial resources. IPURD integrates the projections of the other strategic planning documents related to regional development and spatial planning, on the basis of which a synergic effect on the utilization of the territory, the available conditions and resources is expected. In this regard, the IPURD of Varna has taken into account and integrated the forecasts of the Regional Development Plan for the North-East Planning Region, the Development Strategy of the Varna District and the Municipal Development Plan of Varna Municipality. The plan was developed under project NoBG161PO001-1.4.07-0012 "Support for the development of an Integrated Urban Regeneration and Development Plan - Varna", financed by OP "Regional Development" 2007-2013.

Varna municipality Investment programme 2014-2020

The Investment Program of Varna Municipality is a medium-term document for the implementation of the Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development of Varna for the financial framework 2014-2020. This is a program for the implementation of the local sustainable development policies set in accordance with the requirements of art. 7 of the Regulation No 1301/2013 on the European Regional Development Fund. It makes a natural and logical transition between the adopted Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development (which is the comprehensive strategic document) and the specific projects financed under the Operational Program "Regions for Growth" 2014-2020. The investment program of Varna Municipality is approved for implementation with Agreement № BG16RFOP001-1.040-0038-С01 under grant procedure BG16RFOP001-1.040 "Implementation of the Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development of Varna 2014-2020 - Investment Programs", Priority Axis 1 "Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development" under the Operational Program "Regions for Growth" 2014-2020