PM Đukanović: Montenegro to receive EUR 45 million of EU grants for boosting rail transport and electric transmission

    Vienna, Austria (28 August 214) — Montenegro will receive EUR 45 million of EU grants for the advancement of rail transport and electric transmission, Prime Minister Milo Đukanović told the press following the Western Balkans Summit, which took place in Vienna on Thursday.

    “A year ago we came up with the idea of EU assistance in developing infrastructure of the Western Balkans, and we have this year’s programme in which Montenegro participates with 45 million of grant funds for projects in the areas of electric transmission and railway transport. I consider this a very valuable contribution of the EU to further improvement of transport and railway infrastructure, namely the Adriatic-Ionian highway as one of our key priorities in developing transport infrastructure. In addition, there is a project of further modernisation of the railway. Also there is a possibility of participation of European funds in developing the next section of the Bar-Boljare highway, the Mateševo – Andrijevica section,” PM Đukanović underlined.

    He believes that the policy he had advocated was finally welcomed by European institutions.

    “We were saying very consistently that everything we wanted – to improve the quality of life, promote freedom and ensure a greater degree of democratisation – must start from the very beginning – resolving the economic backwardness and building infrastructure as a prerequisite for starting businesses and employ people. We have every reason to be satisfied,” the Prime Minister concluded.

    Source: Government of Montenegro