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News / Work begins on the EU-supported Corridor Vc section near Doboj
Corridor Vc is a major transit road connecting Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia. Work has now started on the section in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from the Rudanka interchange to the exit tunnel Putnikovo brdo 2, another important part of the Corridor Vc and a precondition for construction of the bypass road around Doboj.
The construction of this very demanding 5.3 km section includes several major structures: the Rudanka Bridge over the Bosna river, the Putnikovo brdo 1 dual tube tunnel, and the Putnikovo brdo viaduct. This section also crosses the entity border which runs through the middle of the Putnikovo brdo 2 tunnel and is an example of successful cooperation between the public companies of the Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska.
A ceremony to celebrate the works was attended by Stefano Ellero, Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Manuela Naessl, Head of BiH of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina local and central level authorities.
Estimated costs for this section are €190.9 million, financed through €37.9 million in EU grants through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF), €150 million European Bank for Reconstruction and Development loan and €3 million in beneficiary contributions. The section is planned to be completed in 2024. WBIF is an EU-led donor investment platform that pools grants with implementing partner financing to support EU enlargement and socio-economic development in the region.
Photo credits: WBIF
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