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9 July 2021

Sarajevo-Pale old railway to be turned into cycling path

Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Mayors of the City of Sarajevo and the City of East Sarajevo, and the municipalities of Sarajevo Stari Grad, East Stari Grad and Pale signed an agreement last week on the restoration of the old railway line between Bistrik and Pale. The twisting track that winds along the side of the Miljacka Gorge will be turned into a 15-kilometre cycle and walking path.

 

The European Union is working with the authorities of the two cities and the three municipalities on this project to give this route a new purpose. The path will also offer a chance for visitors to see some embankments, tunnels and bridges which are remarkable and elegant examples of late-nineteenthcentury engineering.

 

“It’s a pleasure to host the mayors of cities and municipalities who have jointly supported the development of tourism and the construction of a cycling trail that will connect cities and people, but also be a real tourist attraction. I am happy that we have the opportunity to provide financial support for this dream to become a reality next year,” said EU Ambassador Johann Sattler.

 

The European Union continues to support the development of tourism in BiH. Together with the German government, the EU has so far allocated €1.6 million through the EU4Business programme, while an additional €1.2 million will soon be invested through the EU4BusinessRecovery to help tourism recover from the effects of COVID-19.

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Source: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photo credits: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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