Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and the Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović, PhD, has signed in Belgrade a commercial contract with the Chinese company CRBC for the design and execution of works on the construction of an expressway Novi Sad – Ruma, in the value of 606 million euros. The signing of the contract for the construction of the Fruška gora corridor was attended by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, and the Ambassador of the PR China, Chen Bo.
“Last year, when we completed the entire Corridor 10 and opened the motorway from Belgrade to Čačak, we said that we would not stop there and that we would continue with new projects. The construction of the Fruška gora corridor and the project Ruma – Šabac – Loznica, which is already being implemented, will provide us with a roadway connecting Vojvodina with the western part of the country, which is also important for the connection of regions in Serbia“, said Mihajlović after the signing of the contract.
The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, said that the expressway from Novi Sad to Ruma would be completed in record time, until 15th March 2024.
The total length of this expressway is 47.7 kilometres, it includes the new bridge over the Danube and the tunnel Iriški venac through Fruška gora, in the length of 3.5 km. The road will connect three municipalities, Novi Sad, Irig and Ruma and is connected with the existing state road – border of Romania, the motorway and the expressway under construction, Ruma – Šabac – Loznica. Vojvodina will be connected with the western and northwestern part of Serbia as well as the regional centres – Novi Sad, Ruma, Šabac and Loznica. It represents an indirect link between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Romania. It will contribute to the improvement and relief of traffic in urban areas on the bypasses around Novi Sad, Irig and Ruma and, which is especially important, the relocation of transit traffic from the area of the National Park “Fruška gora“ by building the tunnel Iriški venac.