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BELGRADE (Serbia), April 15 (SeeNews) - Serbia's government plans to complete in August the project for the overhaul of the Supreme Court's headquarters building financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), justice minister Nela Kuburovic has said.
The project will expand the functional space of the building by 10%, increasing the number of courtrooms, creating conditions for shortening the duration of proceedings, Kuburovic said in a statement on Friday.
The EIB has provided 41 million euro ($46.4 million) in funding for the reconstruction of court houses across Serbia, the bank's head for the Western Balkans, Dubravka Negre, said during a visit to the Supreme Courts' headquarters building.
In February 2017, Serbia's justice ministry said it plans to invest a total of 16 million euro in the reconstruction of the building in Belgrade and hired a tie-up comprising Belgrade-based Gradina and Termoinzenjering to execute the project.
The headquarters of Serbia's Supreme Court has a total floor area of 24,000 sq m and has not been refurbished since it was built more than 40 years ago.
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