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Serbia to open for traffic Obrenovac-Surcin motorway on Dec 18

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia to open for traffic Obrenovac-Surcin motorway on Dec 18 Zorana Mihajlovic; Source: Serbian Infrastructure Ministry

BELGRADE (Serbia), December 16 (SeeNews) – Serbia plans to open for traffic a motorway section linking Obrenovac to Surcin on December 18, the Serbian infrastructure ministry said on Monday.

The 17.6 km-long section, which is part of a 104 km motorway linking Belgrade to Cacak, in central Serbia, includes a bridge over the Sava and Kolubara rivers, and will reduce the traffic congestion at the entrance to the motorway, the Serbian infrastructure ministry said in a statement.

"By the end of 2021, the section from Cacak to Pozega will be completed, and we are working on the preparation of design documentation for the section from Pozega to the border with Montenegro. The value of the documentation itself is 50 million euro ($55.7 million)," infrastructure minister Zorana Mihajlovic said.

Serbia signed a $233.69 million agreement with China on the design and construction of the Surcin-Obrenovac section of Corridor XI in June 2016. The agreement was signed by Serbia's economy minister and the director of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), a unit of CRBC, during an official visit of China's president Xi Jinping to Belgrade.

Corridor XI runs through Serbia from the country's northeastern border with Romania to the southwestern border with Montenegro.

($ = 0.898009 euro)