orient/east-med corridor (rail cviii): construction of corridor viii in the North Macedonia, sections kumanovo - deve bair and skopje - kicevo

: Transport
: 82.056.316,00 €
: Rail transport
: Grant
: 283.812.316,00 €
: Ministry of Transport

: The WBIF support deals with the eastern link from Kumanovo - some 40km east of Skopje and where Corridor X heads north - to Deve Bair on the border with Bulgaria, a total distance of 88 km.
The Kumanovo-Deve Bair section is, for development purposes, split into three parts; these are, running west to east: Kumanovo-Beljakovce (31 km) - Kriva Palanka (34 km) - Deve Bair (23 km). Two grants deal with the first section, one helps develop detailed engineering design services and assistance with tendering while a follow-up grant provides contract supervision for this work. The third grant covers the remaining two-thirds of the line between Beljakovce and Deve Bair on the border with a similar service of detailed engineering design. The line is designed as single track for speeds up to 100 km/h.