Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic attended tonight the opening of the Milos the Great highway on the section from Obrenovac to Ljig with President of the Republic Aleksandar Vucic.
After arriving at the Obrenovac ramp on the highway, where he was symbolically handed over a payment card with the number 001, Vucic said that the new highway is the pride of the whole of Serbia and that everything under construction is aimed at connecting the Serbian people.
He expressed his satisfaction that Milorad Dodik from Bosnia-Herzegovina, representative of the Serbian people in Montenegro, Andrija Mandic, and Ambassador of China H.E. Bo Chen attended the opening of the highway.
The President of Serbia also announced the construction of the Sumadija highway, which will be called “Vozd Karadjordje” and will connect northern and central Sumadija.
Talking about the new highway, the President said he is pleased and grateful to the people who worked on the project of the new highway – the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Finance, as well as the entire Serbian government, headed by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.
He emphasised that the construction of the roads is only the beginning and announced that on 15 October, the eastern arm of Corridor 10 will be opened, from Nis to Dimitrovgrad, i.e., to Gradina.
The construction of the highway to Bosnia-Herzegovina, which will be done by Turkish companies, begins next week, and construction of the Morava Corridor, which will be the link between Corridor 10 and Corridor 11, is expected to begin by the end of September.
Before launching the section from Obrenovac to Ljig, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister spoke with representatives of the companies that built the section and the workers in the field.
They attended the presentation of the tourist potential that opens with the new highway, the tasting of national dishes and drinks from the area connected by the Milos the Great highway, and visited the Operations Centre for Traffic Management, located near Ljig.
The section of this highway from Obrenovac to Ljig is of utmost importance as it will relieve traffic on the Ibar road and significantly bring western Serbia and Belgrade closer.
The commissioning of this section, which leads to Cacak, is expected to greatly relieve traffic on the Ibar road, which would also significantly improve the safety of road users on this state road.