TIRANA (Albania), November 21 (SeeNews) – Albania and Montenegro have started work on a feasibility study on the construction of Adriatic-Ionian motorway, Albania's infrastructure ministry said on Tuesday.
The feasibility study is expected to provide a detailed analysis of potential investments and determine priorities in order to make a financially viable project, Albania's minister of infrastructure, Damian Gjiknuri, said in statement after an official visit to Montenegero.
Construction of the Adriatic-Ionian motorway, known as the Blue Corridor project, is planned to begin before 2020. The motorway should stretch along the eastern shore of the Adriatic and Ionian seas, spanning the western coast of the Balkan peninsula and crossing Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and Greece.
In 2015, Montenegro and Albania signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's Pacific Construction Group Corporation Limited (CPCG) for the construction of the Adriatic-Ionian motorway under a public-private partnership arrangement, the Albanian ministry of infrastructure said at the time.