Source: eKapija | Monday, 15.04.2019.| 11:31
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Hungary soon to sign agreement on reconstruction of Belgrade-Budapest railway

(Photo: Milica Stevuljević)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic discussed today the joint projects of the two countries in the field of transport and infrastructure, during the joint session of the governments of Serbia and Hungary in Subotica, with Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology Laszlo Palkovics.

As the Ministry of Construction announced, Mihajlovic and Palkovics talked about the realization of the project of modernization and reconstruction of Belgrade-Budapest railway, for which Serbia will soon sign a financial contract for the last section in the territory of Serbia, Novi Sad-Subotica, and the Hungarian contract for the execution of works.

– This is a priority project for Serbia, and we expect the entire fast track on the territory of Serbia to be completed in the next three to three and half years – said Deputy Prime Minister.

Mihajlovic and Palkovics also discussed the removal of non-physical barriers between the two countries through the expansion of Horgos border crossing and more efficient procedures at the road and railway border crossings between the two countries.

– Hungary is a member of the European Union and has to meet certain standards, but we must do everything to simplify procedures. One of the points that will be found in the agreement of the two governments, which will be signed by the Prime Minister, is precisely the removal of non-physical barriers, as it is important for of the competitiveness of Serbia and the region – Mihajlovic said.

She added that the implementation of the memorandum was also discussed, as well as its signing at the joint government session, the upgrading of the railway line between Subotica and Szeged, and the improvement of the operation of the ship's terminal on the Tisa.
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