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25 January 2017

Kosovo-Macedonia highway under construction

First published25/01/2017
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Route 6 highway to Macedonia
The new Route 6 highway to Macedonia connects with the Route 7 highway running from Kosovo's capital Pristina to the border with Albania
The Bechtel Enka joint venture partnership has completed the first 20km section of the Kosovo Route 6 highway which links Pristina with Macedonia.

This is the first third of the 60km highway that will connect Kosovo’s capital, Pristina with neighbouring Macedonia. The new section was opened recetnly at a ceremony attended by Kosovo President Hashin Thaci and other government officials including the Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, Head of Parliament Kadri Veseli, and Minister of Transport Lutfi Zharku.

“It is extremely important to celebrate the incredible construction work done this year and the year before, which has enabled us to open this critical stretch of motorway,” said Isa Mustafa, Prime Minster of Kosovo.

Work started on the Route 6 Motorway in 2014. The new highway will connect to Kosovo’s first motorway Route 7, which was also built by the Bechtel Enka joint venture. Route 7 opened in November 2013, a year ahead of schedule. The Kosovo Motorway project has won three international awards for programme management and environmental mitigation.

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