The Government of Serbia has adopted several decisions, among which is the decision on the adoption of the Memorandum of Understanding between Serbia, the City of Belgrade and the Power Construction Corporation of China regarding the realization of the Belgrade Subway project.
As the Government of Serbia announced, the Memorandum of Understanding expresses the mutual intention to continue the successful cooperation to the end of realizing this priority infrastructural project.
It is not clear whether this means that the Chinese company is now the favored company when it comes to the construction of the Belgrade Subway, although the French, whose feasibility study has been expected for years, have shown the most interest in this project, as have the Russians.
Let us remind that the first subway line should go from Makisko Polje (Zeleznik) to Mirijevo, through Banovo Brdo, the Belgrade Fair, the Sava Square, the Republic Square, the Pancevo Bridge... The latest estimates say that the construction should cost EUR 1.3 billion.
According to earlier announcement, the construction should begin in 2020, whereas this means of transport should become available in 2022.
At the moment, these deadlines are unrealistic, as the feasibility study has not yet been done, and the tendering procedure for the surveying of the ground along the first route is still in progress.