Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway to be launched
The Sarajevo-Belgrade Highway Project will not only connect countries in the region but also people, Serbia’s Minister of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure said. Zorana Mihajlovic commented while briefing Anadolu Agency on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Serbia on Oct. 7-8.
Mihajlovic emphasized that the project, in which Erdogan will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony, is of great importance. “This project is not an ordinary highway project. This project is a ring that connects the entire region. We started the preparation of the ring. This project will connect not only the countries of the region but also the people. The project will officially launch during Erdogan’s visit,” she said.
Mihajlovic said the first part of the highway’s construction will last two-and-a-half years. The project is being carried out by Turkish company Tasyapi along with Serbian companies. Mihajlovic pointed out that the roads mean security, political and economic stability and development. “When the highway project is completed, the travel time will be reduced to two hours from five and six. I really expect a lot of benefits. This project is not only about time, it is also a path of stronger ties between people,” she said.
Mihajlovic said her Turkish counterpart, Mehmet Cahit Turhan, will be among the guests during Erdogan’s visit to Serbia and they will discuss new investment opportunities.
“There are many Turkish companies in Serbia and [their numbers] have risen considerably in the last few years. This is quite significant and important for us. Turkey is an important investor and gets along well with our people.
“There’s also important cooperation in the area of infrastructure between Turkey and Serbia,” said Mihajlovic.