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Transport: Balkan countries to work on Corridor VIII

Bulgaria, Albania, North Macedonia involved

20 October, 13:47
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, OCT 20 - Bulgaria, Albania and North Macedonia signed a so-called Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to build infrastructure along the pan-European Corridor VIII and committed to completing the remaining parts of the transport route by 2030, the specialised portal SeeNews said, quoting information from the Bulgarian transport ministry.

Among the project foreseen in the MoC, Bulgaria plans to launch a tender for the construction of the Pernik-Radomir railway section and to to build a railway link from the town of Gyueshevo to North Macedonia. North Macedonia said it will complete the railway from Kumanovo to Kriva Palanka, a new railway from Kriva Palanka to the border with Bulgaria and another new one from Kichevo to Albania. Albania, among other things, will rehabilitate the Tirana-Durres railway line and rehabilitate the line from Durres to Lin and build a railway link from Lin to the border with North Macedonia, the portal specified.

The Pan-European Transport Corridor VIII connects, via North Macedonia, the port of Durres, in Albania, to the port of Varna, in Bulgaria. (ANSA).

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