Serbia to start overhaul of Nis-Dimitrovgrad railway by October

BELGRADE (Serbia), February 9 (SeeNews) – Serbia plans to start the overhaul and electrification of a 100 km railway line between Nis and Dimitrovgrad on the Bulgarian border by October, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.

“We are going to start the overhaul this year. Hopefully it can happen in the first half of the year, if not, then definitely in October,” Brnabic said, as seen in a video file posted on the Serbian’s YouTube channel on Wednesday. Progressive Party.

According to an earlier statement released by the infrastructure ministry, Serbia plans to invest a total of 268.3 million euros ($306.5 million) in the project, including a loan of 134 million euros. from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and a €73 million grant from the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). A total of €61.3 million will be provided from the Serbian state budget.

The project includes the reconstruction of the 80 km long Sicevo-Stanicenje-Dimitrovgrad section, the construction of a 22 km single-track electrified bypass around Nis and the electrification of the entire railway line that connects Nis to Dimitrovgrad.

Infrastructure Minister Tomislav Momirovic previously estimated that the overhaul would be completed by early 2024.

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