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Bosnia's Tuzla Canton govt approves 45-km road construction project

Bosnia's Tuzla Canton govt approves 45-km road construction project Tuzla canton government Source:

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 16 (SeeNews) - The government of Bosnia's Tuzla canton has given its consent for the construction of the 45 km long Sicki Brod - Kladanj road section, the government said. 

The cantonal government supported the proposal of the canton's transport ministry at its meeting on October 15 and forwarded it to the canton's assembly for approval, it said in a press release on Tuesday.

The project will cost some 300 million marka ($169.3 million/153.4 million euro), with works to be launched in the next construction season, local media reported on Wednesday.

"The Federation's government promised to give us 43 million marka after the project gets approved, while the remainder will be provided through a loan, which will be repaid using the revenue from fuel excise duty," business news portal quoted Tuzla canton's transport minister Edin Busevac as saying.

The section is part of the M-18 road connecting the capital of Sarajevo, Federation's Trnovo and the Serb Republic towns of Foca and Trebinje.

The Tuzla canton is one of 10 cantons of the Federation, one of two autonomous entities forming Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Serb Republic.

(1 euro = 195583 marka)