The president of the Provincial Government, Igor Mirovic, hosted the representatives of China Shandong International Economic & Technical for Europe, headed by Liu Zhicheng, the website of the Government of Vojvodina reports.
Mirovic presented the preliminary design of the IB-21 highway (Novi Sad-Ruma), with a tunnel through Fruska Gora.
The representatives of the Chinese company, one of China's largest construction companies, showed particular interest in becoming involved in a part of the project, but also other infrastructural projects of strategic importance for Serbia, the Provincial Government reported.
This section of of the highway is supposed to have a total length of 34.2 km. Mirovic reminded that, in 2013, the Provincial Government, the Government of Serbia, the City of Novi Sad and the municipalities of Irig and Ruma signed a protocol on the preparation of the construction of the route. So far, the preliminary and the general design have been prepared, and the detailed regulation plan is being prepared at the moment, the website reports.
– The latest news is that the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and the Provincial Government have submitted a request for setting aside funds from the state budget for solving property issues on the section. It's important that the project is moving forward from week to week – Mitrovic emphasized.
Liu Zhicheng, head of the European office of China Shandong International, said that the Chinese company, if the opportunity arose, would enable Serbian companies to participate in the important project to a large extent.
The meeting was attended by the vice president of the Provincial Government, Djordje Milicevic, the provincial secretary for urban planning and environmental protection, Vladimir Galic, and the director of the Capital Investment Administration, Nedeljko Kovacevic, the website adds.
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