Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced the construction of a tunnel underneath the Kale hill, which should connect the city center with the Cair district.

The completion of the project will allow us to begin the bidding procedure next year. This will allow the citizens of Skopje to go from the Vodnjaska boulevard to Cair in less then five minutes, Silegov said.

Silegov signed a contract to prepare a basic project for the tunnel and said that it will include roundabout at the intersection of St. Clement of Ohrid and Ilinden boulevards, a bridge over the Vardar river leading to the entrance of a tunnel under the hill and finally a roundabout connecting the Nikola Karev and Macedonian – Kosovo Brigade boulevards.