The construction of the 403-km Serbian section of the TurkStream gas pipeline has begun, and all the works should be completed by December 18, Vecernje Novosti reports.
Permits for preparatory works on sections 1, 2 and 3 have been issued and those three parts of the gas supply system amount to 300 kilometers in length.
The first section stretches from the Bulgarian border to Cuprija, the second one from Cuprija to the Danube and the third one from the Danube to Zrenjanin. The fourth section goes from Gospodjinci to Subotica.
Vecernje Novosti also reports that the building permits for sections 2 and 3 have been issued and that section 1 will get a permit these days as well.
The expropriation procedure has been done for all the sections, and the illegal structures raised on the route are currently being removed.
The company Gastrans, in which Srbijagas has a 49% stake, whereas Gazprom owns 51%, submitted the request for the construction of the gas pipeline as part of the construction of internal capacities of Serbia to the Energy Agency last year.