The EU invests 91 million euros in Kosovo for railway lines

The work co-financed by the European Union with an amount of 91 million euros has led to the agreement for the rehabilitation and improvement of 34 kilometers of railway between Fushe-Kosova and Mitrovica.

Such an agreement was signed in the city of Fushe-Kosova between the EU ambassador in Kosovo, Tomas Szunyog and the prime minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, reports

According to a communique issued yesterday, on December 19, by the EU Office in Kosovo, in the next 15 months, works up to 68 million euros will be carried out.

“We are now starting to rehabilitate and improve the second section of the Regional Railway 10 in Kosovo, which is part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and connects Kosovo with the region and the rest of Europe”, said Ambassador Szunyog.

He also added that the agreement reached is very important as it contributes to the transport connection of Kosovo, which consequently pushes economic growth and the creation of jobs in the country.

At the same time, it is expected to help the integration of Kosovo into the single regional and EU market. The length of railway line 10, which runs from North Macedonia, throughout Kosovo and Serbia, is 256 kilometers; Of these kilometers, 148 are in Kosovo.

Commenting on this agreement, Prime Minister Albin Kurti said that his country is grateful to the EU and in particular the European Commission for supporting the financing and rehabilitation of this railway line. According to Kurti, Kosovo will have a railway line that meets all the requirements of interoperability defined according to EU directives.