Momirovic: We will speed up work with the European Union on infrastructure projects

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Brussels: Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Construction Tomislav Momirovic said from Brussels that Serbia will further accelerate infrastructure projects in the country with the support of the EU, and that the Ministry of Construction, Infrastructure and Transport will form a special working group.

During talks with Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varheji, Momirovic underlined once again that Serbia’s strategic decision is to become an EU member.

“Serbia is a reliable partner of the EU. A cluster of four related to connectivity and the green agenda has been opened, and we will add speed up all the projects we work with the EU. We have decided to form a working group at the level of the ministry that will deal exclusively with joining the EU and implementing the project in order to invest even more in infrastructure, “said Momirovic.

The Minister says that he informed the EU Enlargement Commissioner about Serbia’s investment in 10 highways, the complete renovation of the country’s railway infrastructure, as well as about the planned investments in water infrastructure.

“All in all, a very important meeting and Serbia is really on a solid path towards the EU,” Momirovic concluded.

During his two-day official visit to Belgium, Momirovic talked with representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission and competent European agencies about the development of transport infrastructure in Serbia, as well as other reforms that the country is implementing on the EU path.

During his visit to the Port of Antwerp, Momirović talked with the leaders of the Port about their participation in the project of building a new port of Belgrade, on which works are planned to begin at the end of 2023.

Varhei: Railway Corridor10 and Highway of Peace priorities

“We agreed that the implementation of key projects from the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, such as the Peace Highway or Railway Corridor 10 between Belgrade and Nis, remains a priority for the European Commission and Serbia,” Varheji wrote on Twitter.

As part of its Economic and Investment Package for the Western Balkans, the EU has planned 9 billion euros in investments over the next seven years to support the region’s recovery and infrastructural rapprochement with the Western Balkans.

The European Commission for Tanjug says that these funds will be approved not by countries, but by projects, and that the focus is on connectivity, especially in transport and energy, green transition, especially decarbonization of energy production and digital transformation that includes broadband Internet access, Dnevnik writes.