Covic says will propose Adriatic-Ionian Motorway go through Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

Last update: Sat, 17/09/2016 - 11:25

More from Balkan

Slovenian police catch 30 illegal migrants

Slovenian police caught 30 illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, including six minors and a child, near...

SEECP ministerial meeting discusses ways to boost entrepreneurial competitiveness

ZAGREB, Dec 2 (Hina) - A ministerial meeting of the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP), aimed at...

Bosnian prosecutors charge six men with ethnic cleansing in Srebrenica in 1992

The prosecutorial authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday issued an indictment against six former members of...

Dacic says comparison of Serbs in Croatia, Croats in Serbia 'tragicomic'

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described on Thursday as "tragicomic" the argument that the position of Croats...

Bosnia court in favour of amending electoral law to avoid discrimination against Croats

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Constitutional Court on Thursday partly upheld an application for assessment of the...