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Mihajlovićeva: We are building new 250 km of highways and connecting Serbia regionally

"Thanks to the Washington agreement, which was agreed upon by Presidents Aleksandar Vucic and Donald Trump, we will continue to invest in infrastructure and a better life for the entire region." It is strategically important for Serbia to connect with all countries in the region, because it brings new investments and a better quality of life for citizens," said this morning Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, prof. Zorana Mihajlovic, PhD.

In a live broadcast on TV Prva's morning program, she also said that Serbia had built 350 km of new highways in the past few years, that we now have 924 km of highways, and that sections from Krusevac to Pojate and from Cacak to Pozega.

"Serbia is currently building 250 km of new highways. We are building Morava Corridor, the highway and fast road Ruma-Sabac-Loznica, section from Cacak to Pozega, highway to B&H: Sremska Raca - Kuzmin, and yesterday we signed a commercial contract for the construction of Fruska Gora corridor. We are also building a high-speed railway from Belgrade to Budapest, but it is equally important that we have a high-speed railway to Nis, for which I expect to sign a contract next year. We are implementing infrastructure projects worth 16 billion euros," she said.

Deputy Prime Minister added that it is important for our country to have as many different investments and capital as possible, and that through cooperation with the American International Finance Corporation (DFC), projects for the construction of a "Peace highway" to Pristina and railway Nis-Merdare-Pristina will be realized.

"For the first section of the highway, worth 220 million euros, money was provided through the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. An international public call will be announced at the end of October or the beginning of November, I expect that it will get a contractor by the end of the year and that works on this 33 km long section will begin in March 2021. "Projects with DFC are also worth several billion euros, we are working on documentation and I believe that we will discuss specific contracts next year," she said.