More than 60 people – professional and amateur bicycle of all ages took part in the morning bicycle parade in South Park in the capital today, April 9, 2014 . The event is part of the project “Bicycle – Ecology and Health” initiated by Overgaz and funded by the European Business Congress. As a partner of the initiative, DRAG team lead the parade.
The participants did two laps along a path of 4 km. Students of 9th , 10th and 11th class of school ” Hristo Toprakchiev ” Bozhurishte rode DRAG bicycles, produced for the project.
Mr. Alexander Ishkov , head of management energy saving and ecology in “Gazprom ” , welcomes the audience to live healthy, active and environmentally friendly . The mayor of Bozhurishte Mr. Asparouh Asparouhov greeted the participants in the initiative.
Among the official guests were representatives of the project partners – “Gazprom “, “Vemeks “, “Srbijagas ” Overgaz , Non-governmental Ecological Fund , Municipality Bozhurishte , DRAG, European School “Leo Tolstoy ” , Berlin and Moscow State University.
The spring bicycle parade in South Park is the latest initiative in the project “Bicycle – ecology and health.” From October 2013 Bozhurishte already has a bike park, equipped with 25 wheels . The municipality is in the top four, whose inhabitants acquire a free bike . The other three are Satalitse (Czech Republic) , Sochi (Russia) and Novi Sad (Serbia) .
European Business Congress was founded in 1997. Congress seeks to stimulate investment and to facilitate the dialogue between business and politicians in seven business sectors – energy, ecology, health, law , banking and finance, information and communication, manufacturing and construction , human resources , education and science. In the organization members 120 of the largest European and global energy and infrastructure companies .