U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Program Funds Help Renovate Ivan Hadzhyiski Primary School in the Municipality of Troyan

On Friday, May 29, Marc Dillard, Political and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, and Lovech Regional Governor Mr. Madlena Nicheva will inaugurate the recently renovated Ivan Hadzhyiski Primary School in the Municipality of Troyan.

The U.S. Government invested $219,000 USD in this project. The staff of Ivan Hadzhyiski School used the funds from the U.S. Humanitarian Assistance program, together with support from the Municipality, to renovate one of the oldest and most historic school buildings in Troyan. The renovation includes complete renovation of the roof, outside thermal insulation and installation of a wheelchair ramp.

In the last five years, the U.S. government has invested more than $3 million USD in Humanitarian Assistance Program projects in Bulgaria. These projects often bring together American and Bulgarian military troops, who jointly volunteer their labor.  Also under this program, the U.S. government partners with non-governmental organizations and local Bulgarian firms to fulfill these projects in accordance with Bulgaria’s social and economic development strategy.

Media are invited to cover the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will take place at Ivan Hadzhyiski Primary School, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The school is located at 210, Hristo Botev Street, Town of Troyan.