Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov used the opening of a new Bosch Engineering Centre in Sofia to say that his government’s efforts are working: “Centre after centre, highly qualified employees, and Bulgarians are returning from abroad because Bulgaria is a wonderful place to live”.
Borissov said that Bulgaria was continuing to attract foreign investors.
A few days ago, a KBC financial group shared services centre was opened in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna, where more than 300 new jobs would be created, he said.
The Bosch Engineering Centre is at Sofia Tech Park where, Borissov said, the World Bank’s outsourcing centre is located and one of the European Union’s eight supercomputers would be installed.
“Science is being done, great things are being done and developments continue,” Borissov said.
He said that it was “no coincidence” that European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen had given Bulgaria a “wonderful portfolio” in the forthcoming Commission. Bulgaria’s Mariya Gabriel will hold the innovation and youth portfolio.
We would not want a better portfolio – this is the future – education, culture, sports, Erasmus +, universities, and what you do here,” Borissov said.
A Bulgarian government media statement said that the aim of the Bosch centre in Sofia is to become a leading IT global software vendor for car manufacturers.
The development of software for the future development of the motor vehicle industry will put Bulgaria on the world map as an important destination for the motor vehicle business. This, in turn, could be an occasion for attracting strategic investors in Bulgaria. By 2023, the centre will employ more than 500 highly qualified engineers, the statement said./ibna