The European Union will co-finance the construction of a passenger railway line from Podgorica (Montenegro) to Tirana (Albania)
, and this project is expected to be completed by 2030, the secretary of the Ministry of Transport of Montenegro Angelina Zhivkovich told the Vijesti program.
Angelina Zhivkovich also said that during 2018 it is planned to make a decision to build a district road near Budva
, worth 200 million euros, of which 40 million will be allocated by the EU. All these investments are the result of a transport agreement signed with the EU by the countries of the Balkan Peninsula: Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo. This agreement applies to road, rail and maritime transport, as well as to inland waterways.
At the moment, Europe has nine major transport corridors
, three of which are located in the Western Balkans. "Two of the three key transport routes pass through Montenegro and the Mediterranean: the Adriatic-Ionian road and the motorway in the Eastern Mediterranean." There are also two railway routes through Montenegro
: Bar-Belgrade and the future Podgorica-Tirana railway, "Angelina Zhivkovich said.
A transport contract with the European Union provides that about 1 billion euros will be invested in Montenegro
, of which 300 million will be allocated to infrastructure.
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