Home Page
 
news 24 Dec 12

Bosnia Signs Deal on Highway Construction

Bosniak-Croat Federation has signed an agreement with Turkey's Cengiz Insaat to build another 10 kilometres of highway worth around 180 million euro.

Elvira M. Jukic
BIRN
Sarajevo

The director of the Federation entity's highways company, Ensar Karic, and the director of the Cengiz Insaat company, Kemal Unluer, have signed an agreement for the Turkish company to build 10 kilometres of highway from Vlakovo to Lepenica, which is on the way from Sarajevo to Mostar.

The agreement is worth around 350 million KM [180 million euro], Karic said.

Cengiz Insaat signed agreements with seven Bosnian companies which are to assist in construction as partners conducting work worth around 100 million euro.

The company is already involved in construction on the Bosnian highway on another section from Sarajevo to Mostar.

“We want to assure jobs for Bosnian workers and include local companies in the construction works,” Unluer said, while the Federation entity premier, Nermin Niksic, added that up to 3,000 workers would have jobs there.

At the end of both sections that the Turkish company is working on, by September 2014 a total of 20 kilometres of highway from Sarajevo to the south will be in use.

  Plan of Corridor 5c trough Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia has some 50 kilometres of highway from Sarajevo to the north on the way to Zenica, which forms part of the planned Corridor 5c. Construction of a tunnel at Vijenac, further to the north, is ongoing.

Highway construction on Corridor 5 started in 1998. The aim is to connect the Bosnia's 5c to Corridor 5, which runs from Venice through Trieste, Ljubljana, Budapest and to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

In Bosnia's other entity, Republika Srpska, the highway from Banja Luka, the biggest town in the northwest of Bosnia, extends for around 30 kilometres to Gradiska near the border with Croatia.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

us-official-kicks-off-macedonia-visit-after-violence-04-30-2017
30 Apr 17

US Official Visits Macedonia After Parliament Violence

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee starts a two-day visit to Macedonia on Sunday, with the country still shaken by the attacks on MPs inside parliament.

28 Apr 17

Albania MPs Elect Speaker Meta as President

28 Apr 17

Sketches of the Balkans

Premium Selection

romania-s-slow-preparation-for-eu-presidency-alarms-experts-04-27-2017
28 Apr 17

Romania’s Slow Preparation for EU Presidency Alarms Experts

Experts are concerned by the slow pace of preparations in Bucharest for Romania’s EU Council presidency in 2019, when it will have to oversee thousands of high-profile events. 

croatian-islanders-fight-to-preserve-golden-beach-04-27-2017
28 Apr 17

Croatian Islanders Fight to Preserve Golden Beach

After the government scrapped an unpopular concession given to company over Zlatni Rat beach, islanders on Brac say they will fight on to ensure such precious resources remain in the hands of the community.

Latest News from the Balkans

28 Apr 17

Albania MPs Elect Speaker Meta as President