The Croat member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Dragan Covic, said on Thursday that his country would become a large building site in the coming years, mostly along the pan-European transport corridor Vc, and that it would propose that the southern Adriatic-Ionian Motorway go through Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"In the next five to six years we will finish most of the Corridor Vc and fast roads so that Bosnia and Herzegovina would have modern infrastructure. We will soon talk with Croatia about the Adriatic-Ionian Motorway, which we want to go through Bosnia and Herzegovina," Covic told a press conference in Sarajevo.
The Bosnian authorities want the motorway to skirt Popovo Polje in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, but a portion of the public in southern Croatia disagrees with that proposal.
Covic discussed road corridors with Bosniak party leaders Bakir Izetbegovic of the Democratic Action Party (SDA) and Fahrudin Radoncic of the Alliance for a Better Future (SBB). Covic said that only 100 kilometres of motorway had been built in the country in the last 18 years.