Skopje, 20 July 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Minister of Economy in FYROM, Belim Neziri declared that the country will build two new pipelines in order to connect with a new corridor of gas from Bulgaria, through Strumica and another corridor with Greece, through Gevgeli.
Neziri declared that these two connections are also part of the Memorandum of Understanding, for a joint approach for natural gas in Southeast Europe, which has been signed by the government of the country.
“These connections will make the country more competitive in the gas supply. There will be lower prices, competitive production and we will not always depend on Russian gas. Alongside this project, Macedonia also has a project approved by the European Commission, which will see a connection to Albania. The country currently uses natural gas through the pipeline with Bulgaria”, minister Neziri declared.
According to him, FYROM will no longer depend on Russian gas.
New gas connections within the region will be implemented during a 10 year plan for the development of gasification in the Balkan. /ibna/