Two Macedonia highway projects are delayed
Delays have hit the construction of two new highway projects in Macedonia. Funding for the projects has been provided through a loan package from China worth €574 million. However issues with regard to compulsory land acquisitions have slowed work on the two projects. There are suggestions that additional costs of as much as €100 million may also be incurred. One of the sections being delayed is the 57km stretch from Ohred to Kicevo while the other is the 50km stretch from capital Skopje to Stip. The construction work is being carried out the by the Chinese contractor Sinohydro.