Surcin-Obrenovac highway is opened. Chinese confirm: Section to Pozega to be complete by end of 2021
The ceremony was attended by Serbia's top state officials led by President Aleksandar Vucic, as well as Chinese Ambassador Chen Bo and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Presidency Member Milorad Dodik
A new section on Corridor 11, from Surcin to Obrenovac, is being officially launched today. The ceremony is attended by Serbia's top state officials led by President Aleksandar Vucic, as well as Chinese Ambassador Chen Bo and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Presidency Member Milorad Dodik.
During a tour of the highway section, Vucic asked a representative of the Chinese company whether the highway to Pozega would be completed by the end of 2021, to which he received a positive answer.
Addressing a large number of citizens who gathered at the bridge, the president thanked everyone and announced that more openings will be taking place before the end of 2019, stressing that Serbia is the region's leader when it comes to the number of investments.
"Chinese engineers did a fantastic job. I am grateful especially to our workers, they worked in the cold, wind, rain. An incredible job has been done," said Vucic, addressing the Chinese contractor from whom he said he received a promise that the road to Pozega would be completed in two years, so cars will no longer have to go through the Ovcar-Kablar Gorge.
The Serbian president said that this means a lot to Serbia on several levels - from the safety of citizens to this area's tourist offering.
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The long-awaited section of the highway opened 18 days ahead of schedule.
The new 17.6-kilometer highway goes past Jakovo, along a bridge over the Sava River near Baric, connecting with an existing section near Obrenovac.
It is important for drivers to know that the Surcin-Obrenovac highway is toll free.
As sources told our portal, tolls on that section will not be introduced in the future either, because this is a road located in the territory of the City of Belgrade.
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