Pristina, July 3, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Works have started today for the construction of the highway which will link the capital of Kosovo to Skopje.
The ceremony was held under the auspice of the acting prime minister, Hashim Thaci.
In his speech, prime minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci said that the highway linking Pristina to Han of Elez will be named after Arber Xhaferi.
According to Thaci, the so called “6th Road” is a major project for the state of Kosovo.
“The project of the highway Pristina-Skopje is our major project that is part of the most important points of the New Mission”, declared Thaci.
Minister of Infrastructure, Fehmi Mujota told participants that the highway is a major project of Thaci’s government.
“We continue our history of success in Kosovo. A few months earlier, we completed the 7th Road, the Nation’s Highway. Today, we’re starting the construction of a new highway, a major project for Kosovo and beyond”, said he.
Present in this ceremony was also US ambassador, Tracey Ann Jacobson, deputy prime minister of FYR Macedonia, Musa Xhaferi and many other political figures of the country.
The works for this highway have been delegated to the Turkish-American company Bechtel-Enka, who was also in charge of the construction of the Nation’s Road in Albania and “Ibrahim Rugova” highway.
The construction of this highway is estimated to have a cost of 600 million Euros.
Opposition parties have objected this project, claiming that it’s too expensive and that the country needs investments in other domains. /ibna/