PHOTO + VIDEO | Kovacevski on inspection of the expressway Rankovce - Kriva Palanka: We returned Corridor 8 among the top priorities

Kovacevski expressed encouragement for strong intensity of construction of this expressway / Photo: Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia

The Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski today along with Minister of Transport and Communications Blagoj Bochvarski и the director of the Public Enterprise for State Roads (PESR), Ejup Rustemi inspected the construction of the expressway Rankovce - Kriva Palanka, with a total length of 24,5 km and a total value of 62,5 million euros, after Bulgarian colleague Kiril Petkov, during the recent meetings in Skopje and Sofia undertook to intensify the work for sooner realization.

- My colleague Petkov and I spent a lot of time talking about the importance of Corridor 8 and especially the road infrastructure, which largely depends on the institutions and contractors. We agreed that the joint working group in charge of road infrastructure, high on its agenda to return Corridor 8 among the top priorities of the European Union. Thus, we expect greater support for full realization of both road and railway infrastructure, said Kovacevski, assessing that he expects greater support for full realization of both road and railway infrastructure.

Kovacevski, as stated in a statement from the government's Public Relations Department, expressed encouragement for the strong intensity of construction of this expressway, adding that Prime Minister Petkov also undertook to check well what is happening with the construction of the road on the Bulgarian side at the Klepalo crossing. near Berovo.

- The Republic of Northern Macedonia has a strategic commitment for construction and modernization of Corridor 8, as part of the Pan-European corridors connecting the East-West axis and the investment provides great economic potential for this part of the country, said Minister of Transport and Communications Bochvarski.

He expressed satisfaction with the dynamics and realization of over 70 percent of the expressway, where, as he stressed, additional stimulus is given in speeding up the construction works.

The director of the Public Enterprise for State Roads, Rustemi, sharing more extensive technical information related to the construction of the expressway Rankovce - Kriva Palanka, informed that the previous problems have been overcome.

- The future expressway Rankovce - Kriva Palanka will have one lane for driving and one auxiliary lane for stopping in each direction, which will significantly shorten the travel time between Kumanovo and Kriva Palanka, said Rustemi, informing that construction is underway. winter activities on the second section.

In this part of the country, the statement said, significant projects have been launched, including the rehabilitation of the highway Kumanovo - Stracin, with a total length of 32 km and a total value of 11,9 million euros and the second section, which is already in the final stage. and is expected to be completed soon.

The project program for design of a new expressway Romanovce - Stracin is being prepared, which is planned to be financed by the IPA 3 instrument and with all these rehabilitations, rehabilitations and constructions in the region the goal is to get a complete Corridor 8, which as the main artery will be safe and secure for traffic participants and will set up Northern Macedonia in terms of infrastructure, the statement added.

Photo: Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia
Photo: Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia
Photo: Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia
Photo: Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia

Source: MIA

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