The Ministry of Transportation and the Koridori Srbije company are conducting intensive negotiations with a number of companies interested in completing the Belgrade bypass, people at Koridori Srbije told Tanjug news agency today.
Koridori Srbije expects a contractor to be selected soon. They are talking with companies from China, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan and Italy, and there is also an interested construction company from Palestine.
The plan is to finish the Belgrade bypass, which is an important part of the Road Corridor X, in a year and a half.
Contract will be given to the best bidder, which will have to do the job in the shortest time possible.
- Although the contract will be concluded for a period of two years, we will insist that the work be carried out in three shifts so it could be completed in a year and a half - people at Koridori Srbije pointed out.
With the completion of the Belgrade bypass and the Zemun-Borca Bridge on the Danube, all requirements for the relocation of transit traffic from Belgrade will be met.
The work on the bypass is financed by the European Investment Bank, while the investor is the public company Putevi Srbije.
Once completed, the Belgrade bypass will be about 47 kilometers long.