According to the Serbian Ministry of Infrastructure, the renowned US engineering company Bechtel hopes to begin construction of the highway that will connect the European X and XI Transport Corridors to the country’s territory in 2019.

In October, the Serbian government signed an agreement of understanding with Bechtel for the construction of the 110km long highway that will connect Cacak with Krusevo, central Serbia. According to the Serbian government, investment in this project is expected to be 800 million euros ($ 906.4 million).

On the other hand, in the construction of highways in Kosovo, Bechtel has been nearly twice as expensive. For example, the final cost of the Prishtina-Hani i Elezit highway, which connects Kosovo with Macedonia, in the length of 55 kilometers, can go to about 700 million euros, and this was said by the Minister of Infrastructure, Pal Lekaj.

Based on estimates of the cost of this highway in Serbia, it turns out that 1 kilometer will cost 7.27 million euros, while the cost of a 1 kilometer highway in Kosovo, namely the highway connecting Pristina with Skopje, has cost 12.72 million euros.