Highway construction Albania – Kosovo starts soon

Prishtinë, Feb 3, 2006 – The World Bank and the Albanian government are aiming to start with the prompt construction of the highway connection between the main Albanian port Durrës and Kosovo (Morina). This planned highway is part of the TEN corridor VIII with a length of 175 km and its construction will cost approximately 250 million USD.

The World Bank plans for the first part of this year a meeting with possible international financiers and donors for the part Rrëshen – Milot.

According to some reports Italy is also interested to co-finance this project.

Some media reports say that the World Bank is expected to open a tender in the first six months of 2006 for the construction of the highway.