The entire Morava corridor, i.e. the Pojate-Preljina motorway, will be built in less than four years, said Serbian President, Aleksandar Vučić.
He was present during the signing of the contract on the construction of the motorway E-761, section Pojate-Preljina (the so-called Morava corridor), signed by representatives of the Serbian government and the company Bechtel Enka UK Limited.
As Vucic said, the Krusevac segment, in the direction of Kosevo, which is 28km long, will have been completed by November 2021, and the Cacak – Kraljevo segment, 31km long, will be finished in less than three years. “In less than four years, the 57 kilometres of the motorway from Adran to Kosevo, i.e. from Kraljevo to Krusevac, will be finished,” said the President of Serbia.
Vucic went on to say that the road would be the first digital motorway and the largest motorway in Serbia.
He thanked the Embassy of Great Britain and the American Exim Bank, as well as Turkey for their great effort, pointing out that 150 million will be paid from the state budget by the end of the year towards the implementation of that road project.
The Morava corridor will connect Cacak, Mrcajevce, Adrane, Kraljevo, Vrnjacka Banja, Trstenik, Stopanja, Krusevac, Cicevac and Pojate, as well as corridors 10 and 11.
Vucic pointed out that the Morava corridor will connect Kopaonik with other surrounding towns, and also Raska and Novi Pazar would be much closer to Belgrade and other cities in the country.
“The Morava corridor will attract many tourists to this part of Serbia, and it will take only an hour and a half to reach Vrnjacka Banja from Belgrade,” the President said.
Vucic also congratulated the Serbian citizens, especially those living in the districts of Morava, Raska and Rasina: “This will bring a new life for them, because the motorway will create a better life,” concluded Vucic.
The contract on the construction of the Morava corridor was signed by the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic and representatives of the Turkish-American consortium Michael Wilkinson and Mehmet Tara. The signing of the agreement was preceded by a meeting between the President of Serbia, representatives of the government and the Turkish-American consortium.
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