Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, prof. Zorana Mihajlović, PhD, together with the Acting Director of the PE “Roads of Serbia“, Zoran Drobnjak, has visited Majdanpek and, with the Head of the Municipality, Dragan Popović, the Commissioner of the Bor District, Vladimir Stanković, visited the rehabilitated I B category state road no.33, Kučevo – Majdanpek, as well as the bridge Debeli lug, which collapsed in the June flooding.
On this occasion, Mihajlović repeated that construction workers had been working tirelessly from the very beginning of the construction season, regardless of the pandemic.
The Minister said that, although we sometimes tame nature by what we make, sometimes we cannot influence things it bring to us and that this time those were great damages brought by the June floods in several districts in Serbia. Mihajlović thinks that it is important for all citizens of Serbia to know that the Government of Serbia and her ministry, together with the PE “Roads of Serbia“, will repair every damage made by the flooding by the end of the construction season.
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister has pointed out that the Bridge Debeli lug, on II A category state road no.164, will be repaired in two and a half or three months at the latest, and that also, as of Monday, 13th july, 2020, the road to Žagubica will be passable since, apart from that bridge, a deviation has been made for the needs of citizens and traffic communication.
Minister Mihajlović has also announced important roads for this region, the construction of which will commence next year and explained that, in the course of 2020, design and technical documentation is being made for 350 km of expressways in the value of 1.5 billion euros, which are very important for the region of Požarevac, Veliko Gradište, Golubac, Donji Milanovac, Brza Palanka, Kladovo and also Paraćin, Zaječar and Negotin.
Acting Director of the PE "Roads of Serbia", Zoran Drobnjak, said that a lot had been invested in this part of Serbia and that the PE "Roads of Serbia", together with the Government, would continue with investments and would keep on solving problems which may arise in a timely manner, like before.
The Commissioner of the Bor District, Vladimir Stanković, said that the state invested over ten and a half billion dinars in different infrastructure projects in the last year and a half, and also that the Government and the line ministry had a great cooperation with all districts and local self-governments, also thanking for the big help provided to everyone.
The Head of the Municipality, Dragan Popović, said that the remedy of the inflicted damage had been financed by the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and the PE “Roads of Serbia“, that citizens expected everything to be over soon, which would undoubtedly happen because the cooperation of the Municipality with the Ministry and the PE “Roads of Serbia“ had been great in previous years and pointed out that, after 50 years of non-investment, 26 km of road to Kučevo were completely remedied and that other local roads were also being worked on.