EIB to invest EUR 100mln in Serbian healthcare, infrastructure and education

Serbian Finance Minister, Sinisa Mali met with the European Investment Bank (EIB) director for Slovenia, Croatia and the Western Balkans, Matteo Rivellini to discuss ongoing and future projects in Serbia supported by this financial institution.

“The two parties discussed ongoing projects in the health care, education, infrastructure and environmental protection sectors that they agreed would greatly improve the quality of life of Serbian people,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

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They highlighted two new projects to be implemented with EIB support – funding for the first stage of the construction of a Nis-Plocnik-Merdare motorway segment (Nis-Plocnik MW), worth EUR 100 million, and a EUR 40 million project of reconstructing and building local infrastructure in areas along the migrant route, to be carried out by the Public Investment Management Office.

Mali and Rivellini also talked about the Clinical Centre A and the Clinical Centre B, which will be modernized, upgraded and expanded. The similar work will be done on hospitals in Novi Sad, Nis and Kragujevac.

The two officials discussed the modernization of schools and the project pertaining to research and development in the public sector.

According to the press release, Mali and Rivellini also agreed to hold regular meetings in order to monitor the dynamics of the implementation of ongoing projects.

The value of the agreements that Serbian authorities signed with the EIB since 2001 amounts to EUR 3.2 billion. 

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(TV Most, 07.02.2019)



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