New highway section Demir Kapija – Smokvica opens


New highway section Demir Kapija – Smokvica, which is part of the Pan-European Corridor X, will be officially opened Monday.

The highway section is 28km long and total cost is estimated at €270 million of which €107 are provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), €130 million from European Investment Bank, €45 million are EU grant and €6 million are funds from budget of the Republic of Macedonia.

The highway includes two interchanges, including one at Miravci and one at Smokvica, two twin-tube tunnels, six bridges, six overpasses and 2 underpasses.

Highway section Demir Kapija-Smokvica will have two pay toll stations, one at Gevgelija and one at Demir Kapija, which are expected to be completed in 8 months.

Greek company “Aktor” was selected as most preferred bidder among Italian consortium “Todini” and Turkish “Mapa” for construction of highway section Demir Kapija – Smokvica.

DEUTSCH/GERMAN

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