Montenegro Press Review – September 17, 2014

Press Review
17 Sep 14

Montenegro Press Review – September 17, 2014

PM MIlo DJukanovic meets contractor of the Bar-Boljare highway. Chinese Poly Group interested in investing in Montenegro’s energy projects. NATO membership is reality.

Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic met with representatives of China’s company CRBS, construction contractor of the Bar-Boljare highway’s priority section. Representatives of the CRBS, with whom the Agreement on the Highway Construction had been signed, told the Prime Minister that the preconditions for the completion of formal procedures for signing soon the Financial Agreement and for the beginning of the major project’s implementation have been created. They voiced hope the green light from the Montenegrin side is to be given through the parliamentary procedure of verifying the Agreement on the Highway Construction, so that the works could start.

China’s “Poly Group Corporation” is willing to make a contribution to the implementation of major energy projects in Montenegro, namely the construction of hydropower plants on rivers Morača and Komarnica, as well as the thermal power plant “Maoce”. The company’s representatives and Montenegro’s Economy Minister Vladimir Kavaric met on Tuesday in Podgorica. Poly Group’s Vice President Dai Ning said the corporation is familiar with the idea of building hydro and thermal power plants, as well as with Montenegro’s plans to export electricity, and it is interested in contributing to the projects’ implementation, along with appropriate loan support from Chinese banks.

“Messages sent to Montenegro from the Summit in Wales are positive. It was confirmed that Montenegro has made significant progress in reaching the NATO alliance, while intensified and focused discussions between Montenegro and NATO will contribute to remove all ambiguity, Croatian ambassador to NATO, Boris Grigic said. As he explained, this development is positive for Montenegro because it provides a clear framework for the continued operation of the competent Montenegrin services and it sets a specific deadline for a final assessment. “In light of Russia’s relations with the EU and NATO, the issue of security services naturaly got an additional importance. NATO classified communications must be 100 percent safe, both in old and future member states,” Grigic added.

Source: Balkan Insight (Montenegro)