The Serbian government has adopted several decrees including the Decree on the adoption of the content of the Memorandum of Understanding concluded between the Serbian authorities, the City of Belgrade and the Chinese company, Power Construction Corporation of China in regard to the construction of the Belgrade subway.
The Memorandum of Understanding expresses “mutual intent for the continuation of the cooperation with the goal of implementing this important infrastructure project for Serbia”.
It remains unclear whether this means that the Chinese company has been selected as the main contractor on the project despite the fact that several other companies (from France and Russia) have also expressed interest in participating in the project.
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In February, Andreja Mladenovic, an assistant to the Belgrade mayor, said the city government planned to select a company that would build the subway by the end of 2019. The construction works are expected to start in 2020, Mladenovic said then.
According to the project, drafted by the French urban engineering company, Egis, Belgrade’s subway network will consist of two lines and the system will also integrate four urban rail lines. As much as 1.3 billion euro ($1.5 billion) will be invested in the first project stage, while the total cost of the project will reach 3 billion euro, said Belgrade Deputy Mayor Goran Vesic in September 2018.
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