TIRANA, March 28
Albanian authorities adopted on Wednesday the contract that paves the way for the construction of Arbri Road, one of the most important infrastructural projects in Albania. The contract was signed in February between the Ministry of Infrastructure and energy and Gjoka Company that is going to implement the project. The total cost of the road is estimated Euro 240 million.
This is the first signed contract from those included in 1 billion projects. The concessionary firm agreed to build the road on its own expenses and maintain it during the period defined in the concessionary contract.
Arbri Road is considered a challenging project in terms of engineering due to the difficult terrain. The new road connects Capital city Tirana with Dibra region and it will significantly reduce the distance from Tirana to Peshkopia. The distance from Tirana to Bulqiza will be 50 km. The project includes the construction of 15 medium and long-span bridges, and two tunnels respectively 2,600 and 560 meters long. The term for the completion of the project is 44 months.
News Source: TCH
Photo Credit: Bulqiza Ime