Turkish agency Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret has secured an HRK2.42bn (€322m) contract to rehabilitate a 42.6km rail line in Croatia.
Awarded by Croatian state-run firm HZ Infrastruktura, the contract was signed within the presence of Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.
The mission entails the reconstruction and improve of part of the Croatian section of the Mediterranean hall, stretching from Krizevci to the Croatia-Hungary border through Koprivnica.
The scope of works consists of double-tracking of the road with two viaducts, 21 railway overpasses and underpasses, in addition to different related enhancements. Moreover, 9 stations alongside the route will likely be modernised.
As soon as full, the mission will allow trains to function at speeds of as much as 160km/h on the road.
Venture works are slated to start subsequent month and anticipated to finish in October 2023.
On the contract signing ceremony, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic mentioned that this mission is co-financed with HRK1.8bn (€237.5) in funding from the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
HZ Infrastruktura is the railway infrastructure division of Croatian Railways.
Final month, passenger transport division HŽPP signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SŽ Passenger Transport of Slovenia to enhance cross-border rail connectivity.
As a part of the CONNECT2CE mission, the settlement will allow each entities to make sure higher service on trains between Zagreb and Ljubljana, the capital cities of Croatia and Slovenia respectively.
The CONNECT2CE mission goals to enhance accessibility between the regional areas of central Europe and the primary transport networks and hubs.