LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), June 14 (SeeNews) - A consortium led by Slovenia's Kolektor CPG has completed the breakthrough of the Mlinarji tunnel on the second track of the Divaca-Koper railway line, state-run project company 2TDK said on Tuesday.
The contractor started works on the 1,154-metre tunnel in September and excavated the first 500 metres in mid-February, 2TDK said in a statement.
The consortium comprising Kolektor CPG and Turkey's Yapi Merkezi and Ozaltin, will have to complete the works on about 37,000 metres of tunnels by 2024.
The second track of the railway should be built in 2025, and the line should be opened in 2026.
The consortium is building the two sections of the line, worth 224.7 million euro ($234.8 million) and 403.6 million euro, respectively.
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