The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) has approved a grant of EUR 44.4 million for the realization of transportation projects in Serbia, the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of Serbia announced on Friday, January 11, 2019. The largest part of it is the investment grant for the construction of the first section of the Nis-Merdare-Pristina highway, from Nis to Plocnik, for which EUR 40.6 million has been set aside.
The total value of the construction of the 33-km Nis-Plocnik section is EUR 212 million, and, in addition to the WBIF grant, the project will use the proceeds from the loans of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
In addition to the grant for the Nis-Plocnik highway, another EUR 3.8 million has been set aside within the WBIF for the preparation of the technical documentation for projects in water and rail transport, including the reconstruction of the Belgrade-Zagreb railway in Serbia’s territory.
A total of EUR 3 million is meant for the preparation of the feasibility study, the preliminary project and the strategic environmental impact assessment for the Stara Pazova-Golubinci-Sid and Indjija-Golubinci sections of the Belgrade-Sid-state border railway.
Furthermore, EUR 800,000 will be invested in the preparation of the feasibility study and the preliminary design for the construction of the Belgrade port on the European corridor Rhine-Danube.