WHY THE BALKAN INDUSTRIAL PARK (BIP) IN VIDIN…? VIDIN IS LOCATED ON MAJOR EUROPEAN AND TRANSCONTINENTAL ROUTES AND CORRIDORS… is of key significance not only for the development of the Pan-European Transport Corridor ІV but also for the entire South-East European Transport Axis and the Trans-European Transport network. It gives opportunities for combined transport and for transferring certain volumes of traffic from road to rail. With the construction of the new infrastructure a substantial opening of the Bulgarian transport network will be achieved through its integration with the European transport network, along with the improvement of the transport service quality as a whole. This will increase the competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy.