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Sunday, February 18, 2018, 

€127 million IPA funds approved for railway line to Bulgaria and roads

€127 million IPA funds approved for railway line to Bulgaria and roads

Skopje, 8 February 2018 (MIA) - The revised Sector Operational Programme for Transport 2014-2020, within IPA II programme, has been approved, through which €127.2 million are allocated to Macedonia. Of these, €108.1 million is from IPA II programme, while €19.1 million are approved from the Macedonian budget. The funds are intended for projects in railway, roads and technical assistance.

€71.5 million are allocated in sector railways and will be used for construction of part of third phase of the railway line to Bulgaria, section Kriva Palanka – Deve Bair border crossing, Ministry of Transport and Communications told Thursday.

Moreover, €48.7 million are provided for the sector roads. And will be utilized for the second phase of the expressway Gradsko - Prilep, Gradsko - Drenovo section, the third lane on the Gradsko - Prilep road. The section Kumanovo - Rankovce, section Pletvar will be reconstructed, and the protective fences on the highway Corridor 10 will be replaced at length of 100 kilometers.

Furthermore, €7 million are allocated for technical assistance i.e. preparation of project documents for construction of bicycle paths in Skopje, Tetovo, Stip and Ohrid, for replacement of signalization at railway crossings and for construction of multimodal transport knot in Trubarevo.

Macedonian government is strongly committed to implementation of capital projects and reforms in the transport sector that will accelerate the economic growth in the country, Ministry of Transport and Communications said in a press release. sk/14:40

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