How one project could change a country
PODGORICA — Montenegro needs to build a strategic highway to further open up and modernize the country, said Veselin Vukotic, a former minister and currently rector of Montenegro’s youngest private university, in a recent interview.
“Without dispute, the highway is a fundamental infrastructure facility that creates conditions for the opening and modernization of Montenegro,” said Vukotic, who was also an economist before co-establishing the private University of Donja Gorica.
Better infrastructure could also boost the number of visitors to the country, Vukotic said, adding: “Now Montenegro has about one million tourists a year. That number can be much larger.”
Montenegro is building a 41-kilometer long section of highway, the first phase of a planned 180-km one, the country’s biggest infrastructure project designed to link the southern port of Bar to its northern neighbor Serbia.
“The idea of the highway was not created under any external pressure. It is an expression of a strategic vision of the development of Montenegro,” said Vukotic.
“The highway connects two endpoints in Montenegro —