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SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 17 (SeeNews) - The government of Bosnia's Sarajevo canton said on Thursday it has approved 135.8 million marka ($77.2 million/69.4 million euro) worth of projects for the development of the Sarajevo city public transport network.
The first project envisages the construction of a 46 million marka tram track connecting the city's western suburbs Ilidza and Hrasnica, the government said in a press release.
The project is part of the Sarajevo canton's development strategy until 2020.
"A complete project documentation is ready, as almost all property issues have been solved. We expect to obtain a building permit shortly," said Sarajevo canton's transport minister Adnan Steta.
The government also gave its consent for the purchase of 20 new trams worth a total of 80 million marka.
Finally, the cantonal government adopted a 9.8 million marka project for the reconstruction of the trolleybus overhead network and substations on the route to Vogosca, some 6 kilometres north of the city centre.
The Sarajevo canton is one of 10 cantons making up the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other entity is the Serb Republic.
(1 euro = 195583 marka)