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BELGRADE (Serbia), August 19 (SeeNews) - Serbia's government said it has signed a $70.5 million (63.5 million euro) deal with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) for the construction of a motorway section 7.9 km in length linking Novi Beograd and Surcin.
"We hope works on this section will start on March 1, 2020, while in December this year, we will open for traffic the Surcin-Obrenovac section which is also being built by CCCC," transport minister Zorana Mihajlovic said in a government press release on Sunday when the deal was signed.
The Novi Beograd-Surcin section is planned for completion by the end of 2021, according to the press release.
The Novi Beograd-Surcin and the Surcin-Obrenovac sections will help link the city of Belgrade with the newly-opened Milos Veliki motorway linking the towns of Obrenovac and Preljina in western Serbia and making part of European transport Corridor XI.
Corridor XI is a ferry/motorway corridor linking Italy's Bari to Romania's Bucharest via Montenegro's Bar port and Serbia's Belgrade.