Mihajlovic: Construction of Belgrade metro could begin in second half of 2020

Construction of a Belgrade metro could begin in the second half of 2020 at the earliest or at the end of that year, Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said Wednesday.

17 Jul 2019 19:38

BELA PALANKA - Construction of a Belgrade metro could begin in the second half of 2020 at the earliest or at the end of that year, Serbian Deputy PM and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said Wednesday.

"As regards the construction of a Belgrade metro, many frameworks and projects are still to be defined before we can get to a situation where we can talk about the official amount of the investment and what partners will offer us," she told a press conference in Bela Palanka, southeastern Serbia.

"Once the construction starts, it will be one of the biggest investments in southeastern Europe," Mihajlovic said, adding that there was talk of two metro lines worth approx. 4 bln euros in total.

Commenting on a letter of intent concerning the project - signed during French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Belgrade - she said Serbia had already had an agreement with France and that a document had also been signed with a Chinese company in Beijing pursuant to a strategic agreement with China.


Photo: Tanjug/Office of the Serbian Deputy PM/Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure/M. Mircetic



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