ZAGREB, July 16 – The Croatian Roads company, the Bosnian Communications and Transport Ministry and a contractor representative signed a EUR 19.5 million contract on the construction of a bridge across the Sava river from Okucani to the Croatian-Bosnian border.
Including VAT, the contract is worth EUR 23.5 million and the costs will be covered equally by Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bridge will be built by a consortium comprising the Bosnian company Integral Inzenjering and Croatian companies Djuro Djakovic Montaza and Zagreb-Montaza.
Croatian Transport Minister Oleg Butkovic, who was present at the signing ceremony, said the contract proved that Croatia and BiH, neighbours and friends, could carry out big infrastructure projects.
The bridge across the Sava is part of a future expressway stretching from the Croatian-Hungarian border across Virovitica and Okucani to the Croatian-Bosnian border.
The bridge is expected to be built in the next 30 months. It will be 462 metres long, 22 metres wide and have four lanes. The whole project consists of three stages and envisages the construction of 8.5 km of access roads.
Butkovic said the Svilaj bridge, which is also being built by Croatia and BiH, would be inaugurated by the end of the year.