Tag: highway
Macedonia 16.07.21 | 14:06

Bocvarski defends the plan to add new tolls to the existing highways

Transportation Minister Blagoj Bocvarski defended the plan to add a third paytoll station to the Tetovo – Gostivar highway (just 25 kilometers). Bocvarski said that this is being done to expand the highway in the future, as well as to ensure that the country has “modern roads”. We are projecting...

Macedonia 07.07.21 | 19:32

Zaev’s Government insists there is “strong progress” made on the Kicevo – Ohrid highway

In a statement, responding to the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, the Zaev Government insisted that work on the Kicevo – Ohrid highway continues. The Chinese funded highway is proceeding at glacial pace ever since Zaev grabbed power in 2017, and is already over three years past the date when it was...

Macedonia Economy 12.06.21 | 10:11

New promise: The Kicevo – Ohrid highway will be finished by the end of 2023

Ejup Rustemi, the newly appointed head of the Macedonian Roads (JDPD) public utility company, said that the deadline to complete the Kicevo – Ohrid highway is now pushed to the end of 2023. Little work is being done on the key highway, which broke ground in early 2014. The Chinse Sinohydro company...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 17:30

Zaev’s Government wants to revive the Chinese built Kicevo – Ohrid highway project

The Zaev Government announced a new push to restart work on the badly delayed Kicevo – Ohrid highway. Construction began in 2014, after the Gruevski Government signed a contract with the Chinese Sinohydro company, and work was supposed to finish in 2018, but in the meantime SDSM grabbed power and...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 12:32

Janusev: Railway to Bulgaria, new border crossings and new motorways in the east

Igor Janusev, who leads the VMRO-DPMNE list of candidates in the 3rd, eastern electoral district, said that priorities for the party in the next four years will be completing the railway link to Bulgaria, and finishing several motorways that were initiated under the previous VMRO administration and left...

Macedonia 24.06.20 | 22:32

Top SDSM candidate left stumped when she was asked to say where are the 230 kilometers of newly built highways

The north-eastern debate televised, which featured candidates from the 2nd electoral district, contained an amusing moment when VMRO-DPMNE candidate Vladimir Misajlovski asked his opponent from SDSM Sanja Lukarevska to name some of the highways her party claim to have built. SDSM politicians have made...

Economy 17.05.20 | 11:04

Misajlovski: We will build a completely new highway from Veles, through Prilep to Bitola

Former Minister of Transport and Communications Vlado Misajlovski promises that when VMRO-DPMNE comes to power they will build a completely new highway from Veles, through Prilep to Bitola. We will completely reconstruct all regional roads and invest over 2 billion euros in road infrastructure, Misajlovski...

Economy 20.02.20 | 19:55

Days after Mickoski presented his infrastructure plan, Zaev comes up with the same idea

No sooner did VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski reveal his grand infrastructure plan, whose centerpiece is a highway linking Skopje to Bitola, did Zoran Zaev also come up with the same proposal. Mickoski presents an ambitious infrastructure plan worth two billion EUR Zaev said that he is “proposing...

Macedonia 06.02.20 | 14:43

Sinohydro workers will be quarantined before they come to Macedonia

Chinese workers from the Sinohydro company, who are working on the Kicevo – Ohrid highway, will remain in quarantine for two weeks prior to their arrival to Macedonia to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This was agreed at a meeting between the Chinese Embassy in Macedonia and the Macedonian...

Economy 16.01.20 | 17:17

Destination: Kosovo – SDSM begins building its first highway and it’s two kilometers long

Over the past nearly three years, the Zaev regime was able to complete two major highways started and largely built by the previous, Nikola Gruevski led Government (Demir Kapija – Smokvica and Skopje – Stip), and hopelessly drag out the third (Kicevo – Ohrid). But no new highway construction...

Economy 21.11.19 | 16:02

Parliament approves request for a new Chinese loan worth 179 million EUR

The Macedonian Parliament today approved taking on a new loan of 179 million EUR from the Chinese Export Import bank in order to complete the Kicevo – Ohrid highway. Zaev’s Government renegotiated the original contract worth 420 million EUR sharply upwards, after earlier using the project...

Economy 20.11.19 | 17:09

Zaev’s Government officially asks Parliament to approve an additional Chinese loan of 179 million EUR for the Kicevo – Ohrid highway

The Parliament began its debate on the Zaev Government’s request to approve a loan of additional 179 million EUR for the Kicevo – Ohrid highway. The proposal, presented by Transportation Minister Goran Sugareski, is that the money are loaned from the Export Import bank of China. Sugareski...

Macedonia 09.08.19 | 20:34

Skopje – Tetovo highway covered in paint following a traffic accident

Three people were injured in a traffic accident on the Skopje – Tetovo highway today, which also resulted in paint being spread all along the road. A car collided with a truck carrying paint, strewing the buckets everywhere. The car driver sustained injuries, while his passenger and the truck...

Macedonia 07.08.19 | 11:11

Skopje highway station that was robbed was left without security

Macedonian Roads informs that the armed robbery at the Skopje – Tetovo highway paytoll booth on Monday cost the company 140.000 denars (2.300 EUR). The two attackers threatened employees and commuters at the eastern paytoll station with handguns while emptying the registers before fleeing on a...

Macedonia 05.08.19 | 12:52

Armed robbers attack a highway paytoll station near Skopje

A group of armed robbers attacked the eastern paytoll station on the Skopje – Tetovo highway early this morning. The two attackers pointed weapons at the employees and held them hostage. At one point, one of them was threatening passing vehicles who attempted to use that exact lane, while the other...

Macedonia 07.07.19 | 22:38

Zaev says that the Skopje – Stip highway will remain known as the Goce Delcev highway

After the latest public controversy over the legacy of Macedonian hero Goce Delcev, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that the new Skopje – Stip highway will be named after the VMRO leader. If the decision has been made, it will remain as such, Zaev said, when asked by the journalists about the name...

Macedonia 07.07.19 | 16:05

The Goce Delcev highway between Skopje and Stip was left unmarked

Following the incident with the Macedonian national anthem, another dispute regarding Goce Delcev is brewing. Motorists who were using the new Skopje – Stip highway report that there is not a single sign depicting hs name – the Goce Delcev highway. Delcev famously taught and operated out...

Macedonia 06.07.19 | 10:01

Zaev will officially open another one of Gruevski’s highways

The Zaev Government is holding an opening ceremony for the Skopje – Stip highway, which has been in use for several weeks now. The 47 kilometers long highway, worth 177 million EUR, is a rare new infrastructure investment project in the underdeveloped eastern part of Macedonia It was initially...

Macedonia 10.06.19 | 14:04

Even with infrastructure construction moribund, Zaev’s Government plans to build new highway toll stations

Even as it famously lags in infrastructure construction and has to be prodded into opening highways which it inherited as nearly finished, Zaev’s Government plans to build three new pay tool stations. The Government announced it will spend 15.3 million EUR, on loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction...

Economy 05.06.19 | 11:00

At long last: the Skopje – Stip highway is open for business

One of the first orders of business for the Zaev Government, after it was brought to power in 2017, was to stop work on two of the three major highways being built by the Nikola Gruevski Government. The Skopje – Stip and Kicevo – Ohrid highways, built in cooperation with a Chinese investor,...

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