Serbia will launch the construction of a 30.9 km motorway section linking Preljina to Pozega in March 2019, infrastructure minister Zorana Mihajlovic said.
The section is part of pan-European Corridor XI – a motorway corridor linking Italy’s Bari to Romania’s Bucharest via Montenegro’s port of Bar and Serbia’s Belgrade, of which 103 km are planned to be completed this year, Mihajlovic said in a statement on Monday.
The Serbian government expects to complete next year the project documentation and begin negotiations on a commercial agreement for the construction of the last section of the motorway, linking Pozega to Boljare, on the border with Montenegro, Mihajlovic said during a meeting with Montenegrin transport minister Osman Nurkovic, according to the statement.
The construction of the Pozega-Boljare motorway section is expected to start after two years, she added.
The infrastructure ministry said in November it signed a 450 million euro ($526.2 million) agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) for the construction of the motorway on the territory of Serbia.