Security measures should be updated, he pointed out
The state has taken all necessary measures to increase the security of production and of the people in the arms factories. Currently, all the safety measures for the bases have been taken and there are additional levels of security that have been implemented for each of the sites, not only in the state-owned but also in the private enterprises of the Bulgarian military industry. This was stated by the Minister of Economy and Industry Bogdan Bogdanov during his visit to VMZ — Sopot. According to him, additional measures were taken as early as yesterday.
Bogdanov explained that all warehouses have been checked and measures have been taken to secure them. ‘All institutions are working in full synchrony. This is a key industry for Bulgaria,’ the Economy Minister added. According to him, about 70 thousand people are employed in the sector and the enterprises are working at maximum capacity. ‘We are doing our best to update security measures to ensure companies can continue to operate peacefully. The idea is to reduce the risk of possible accidents,’ he said.
Minister Bogdanov visited the production facilities of Vazovksi Mashinostroitelni Zavodi [Vazov Machine-Building Plants] EAD in the town of Sopot and of Arsenal AD in Kazanlak, together with Chief Commissar Atanas Ilkov, Director of the General Directorate of National Police and Emil Angelov, Head of the Control of Commonly Dangerous Facilities Sector at the General Directorate of National Police, representatives of the Ministry of Defence, as well as the Deputy Chairman of the National Security State Agency Stanislav Stanchev.
The visit was in connection with the assigned by the Prime Minister Acad. Denkov inspections and preventive actions for the security of state and private production enterprises of the Bulgarian military industry.