SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), September 1 (SeeNews) - China State Construction Engineering Corporation has launched the construction of the Vukosavlje - Brcko motorway section in Bosnia and Herzegovina, an assignment worth 650 million marka ($333 million/332.3 million euro), the government of the Serb Republic said.
The 33-kilometre motorway section is expected to be completed within three years, the government of the Serb Republic said in a Twitter post on Wednesday, citing the entity's prime minister Radovan Viskovic as saying.
The Serb Republic's government and China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited signed the contract for the construction of the motorway section on August 24.
The section is part of a planned 70-kilometre motorway from Vukosavlje to the border with Serbia that will ultimately connect the Serb Republic's main city of Banja Luka to the Serbian capital Belgrade. The motorway section from Brcko to the Serbian border is 37 kilometres in length. The two sections should be completed by 2030.
The Serb Republic is one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The other one is the Federation.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)