Serbia and France signed Belgrade metro agreement

Serbian Minister of Transport, Zorana Mihajlovic, has signed the Declaration of Intent with the French Government and the City of Belgrade on the construction of the metro system.
“Belgrade metro is the largest and most important infrastructure project is Belgrade and it is also of national importance for Serbia. The document we signed will allow us to continue discussions on the financial and technical aspects of the project, which underpin everything that will be done further in relation to the Belgrade metro system, ” Mihajlovic said.
The document was also signed by Serbian Finance Minister, Siniša Mali, Belgrade Mayor, Zoran Radojičić, and French Ambassador to Serbia, Frédéric Mondoloni.
The document was signed during a visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Serbia.
According to the pre-feasibility study of Belgrade metro, elaborated by Egis, EUR 4 billion is the estimated cost of the project. EUR 1.8 billion is the value for the first line and the second line would cost EUR 2.2 billion, the Serbian Ministry of Finance announced in June.
In April 2019, the Minister of Transport and Ren Lizhi, the Deputy Director of Power China Railways signed a cooperation agreement on project documentation, spatial plans and the model of financing for the Belgrade metro construction.
Belgrade metro will consist of 2 lines with a total estimated length of 42 km. The first line, which would link Makisko Polje to Panchevachki Bridge will have a length of 22 km, and the second one will be 20 km-long.

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