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.
On November 8, Bulgarian media reported that a private Turkish company planned to build a 1200 MW TPP running on imported coal in the town of Igneada.
The TPP project near the Bulgarian-Turkish border was initially said to be a nuclear power plant project, but the Turkish government officially rejected the allegations.