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Mihajlovic visits works on Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway: The country is progressing as much as it invests in its railway

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Prof. Zorana Mihajlovic, PhD, visited today the construction site of the construction of the railway viaduct within the project of modernization of Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway and on that occasion pointed out that in the fall of next year it will take 27 minutes to travel from Belgrade to Novi Sad.

Mihajlovic reminded that no investments had been made in railway traffic for the previous thirty or more years, and that we are now fixing that because the country is progressing as much as it is investing in its railway.

"Our goals are to travel to Novi Sad in 27 minutes without stopping next fall, to start work on the third section from Novi Sad to Subotica as soon as possible, as well as to have a completed section from Belgrade to Nis by 2025. "Serbia is a transit country, and with the completion of the railway Corridor 10, we will become an unavoidable route because we are 300 kilometers shorter than Corridor 4, which passes through Romania and Bulgaria," she said.

Mihajlovic added that Corridor 10 means connecting the region with South and rest of Europe, emphasizing that works on the construction of a high-speed railway from Belgrade to Nis will begin next year.

"In addition, we are starting talks with European partners for the fast railway from Nis to Presevo, and we will continue the reconstruction of railway Bar, in which no investment has been made since its construction. "We work with the best companies in the world and we invest a lot of money in infrastructure," she said.

Nebojsa Surlan, acting director of "Infrastructure of Railways of Serbia", said that works on the tunnel and viaduct Cortanovci are currently being carried out on this section, and that the degree of realization is 92%.

"As an investor, we are satisfied with the progress, we are in daily communication and we solve everything together. I am convinced that we will finish the works within the agreed deadline ", he said.

Mansurbek Sultanov, director of the "Russian Railways" branch in Serbia, which is carrying out the works, thanked for the trust shown to this company and said that they were proud to be able to participate in major projects and an important step forward in the history of Serbia.

"This project is important not only for Serbia, but also for the Balkans and Europe. In fact, it is about integrating Serbian railways into the Pan-European corridor. We have made a nice cooperation between Serbian and Russian companies. A dispatch center is also being built, and together we will reconstruct the bar railway," said Sultanov.