Reconstruction of Kumanovo –Beljakovce Section Begins

The Reconstruction of the Corridor 8 Kumanovo-Beljakovce section started.

This section is long 30.8 long and the investment is set at over 50 million euro.  The project includes additional two sections at the railway of the international railway Corridor 8. “The biggest part of the railways in Macedonia is over a century old and date back to the period of the Ottoman ruling. As of then so far, very little has been invested in the construction and renovation of the state railway infrastructure,” said PM Gruevski. He reminded that part of the reconstruction activities of the section where started in the 90s, but as he said; the project had been stopped in 2004 due to the irresponsibility and indecisiveness of the previous government. The second phase of the project amounts to 145 million euro, while for the third phase funds from within the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), from the European Investment Bank (EIB) as well as from the IPA program will be  used. The project on a railway to Albania with which the railway Corridor 8 is to be completed, is in the process of being prepared. The biggest part of the railwy along Corridor 8 has already been reconstructed.

Sources: Dnevnik; Utrinski Vesnik; Vest; Nova Makedonija; Kanal 5; Sitel; Alfa; MTV 1; MIA; Makfax