Construction of Nis-Pristina motorway to start in 2018

Construction of the Nis-Pristina motorway, that will link not only Serbia and Albania but will also be the main transportation hub in the Western Balkans and will link Turkey to the EU, is supposed to start next year. The total value of the project is around 800 million EUR.

Nenad Djurdjevic from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce says that the motorway would have a great importance for the regional economies, and the financial benefits would outweigh the costs of its construction. The European Commission declared the Nis-Pristina motorway as one of the priority projects in the Western Balkan region.

“This motorway would hold a great significance, and we are not only talking about the Belgrade-Pristina segment, which connects Serbia to Albania and the port of Drac, but also about all other transport corridors that will be built under the framework of the Berlin Process”, Djurdjevic added.

The motorway is not only going to link Nis to Pristina, but will also serve as the main link to the Corridor 4 that runs through Bulgaria and Romania, the link between the Corridor 10 and Route 6 (Skopje-Pristina), and the Route 2B which stretches from Sarajevo to the Albanian port of Vlorë via Podgorica. The motorway will connect Tirana, Pristina, Nis, Sofia and Turkey, on one side, to the European Union on the other.

This segment will link the Adriatic coast to the Corridor 10 in with the eastern, northern and southern Europe, and to the Corridor 4 which runs through Romania and Bulgaria.

(eKapija, 15.03.2017)

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