The EBRD has provided a loan of 20+5 million EUR toward reconstruction of local road Lubnice – Jelovica – Jezerine, connecting towns of Berane and Kolasin in northern Montenegro. The road is expected to shorten the time required from Southern Serbia and Kosovo to the Montenegrin coast by 45 minutes. The existing road is unpaved and difficult to use during winter and its reconstruction is expected to boost tourism in the area, which is dominated by the National Park Biogradska gora and ski resort Kolasin 1450. The EBRD has in parallel provided funds for technical assistance to support the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro in completing the environmental documentation and managing the procurement process for civil works and construction supervision (role of FIDIC Engineer) according to EBRD Procurement Policies and Rules.
“The AF-Aspiro consortium was helping us from the start of preparation of designs until signing the contracts for works and supervision. They very well understood our needs and did what was necessary to make the project happen, even if it was not strictly in their original scope. I very much appreciated that I could rely on them with all the project needs and they did not let formalities slow us down, always finding a way to push forward and find a solution so that in the end we made the project a success. It was a big plus that we could work with key international experts in our own language; it made coordination much easier.”
Dalibor Milošević, Director-General of Traffic Management Section,
Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro