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BELGRADE (Serbia), July 19 (SeeNews) - Serbia plans to complete a project for reconstruction of the railway line linking Nis to Zajecar in August next year, a government official has said.
The government intends to complete by the end of this year the revamp of the Crveni Krst-Svrljig section of the railway line around the the city of Nis, Lazar Radak, an advisor to the minister of infrastructure, said in a video file published by news agency Tanjug on Thursday.
"The second part of the works is carried out on the inclinations which are being prepared for the works, and the infrastructure ministry is also replacing the thresholds on 52 bridges. The works are progressing well and we expect to finish them two months earlier than planned," Radak said.
The 108 km-long Nis-Zajecar railway line is of serious importance for the quality of passenger transport in eastern Serbia, but also for the river port of Prahovo and for copper mining and smelting company RTB Bor, he added.
Earlier this month, the state-run railway infrastructure company Infrastruktura Zeleznice Srbije said it is investing 960 million euro ($1.08 billion) in the reconstruction and upgrade of 402 kilometres of railway lines Serbia.
($ = 0.888181 euro)