Ten Bulgarian municipalities were granted "Municipality ready for business development " 1st level certificate on Tuesday. The municipalities of Vratsa, Gorna Malina, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Kazanlak, Karlovo, Rakovski, Russe, Tryavna and Yambol received the new certificates. The municipalities of Pazardzhik and Sliven re-certified, whereas Gabrovo and Haskovo got the same certificate but were praised for their excellent work.
A team of US experts, representatives of the Foundation for local government reform and Invest Bulgaria Agency evaluated for the third time the preparation of the Bulgarian municipalities for business work. From all 16 municipalities that applied 14 were certified. The certificates were handed by Michael Fritz, USAID Mission Director for Bulgaria.