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Rijeka-Zagreb motorway upgrade

autocesta1The European Investment Bank is lending EUR 210 million to Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb d.d. (ARZ), to upgrade into full motorway standard a 44 km section of the highway, between Stara Susica and Kikovica. The 146km long motorway between the main port of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast and the capital Zagreb will then be complete. In recent years, the EIB has helped finance the rehabilitation and/or construction of some 230 km of motorways and 450 km of state roads in Croatia.

The Rijeka-Zagreb motorway is part of the Pan-European corridor V branch B, linking Budapest (in Hungary) to Zagreb and Rijeka. Developing major trans-European transport networks, both rail and roads, is one of the main priorities of the EU transport policy. They are indeed vital for the economic and social integration of the EU, as well as for the development of Accession countries. Completing Croatia’s main motorway will benefit trade, industry and tourism, by reducing journey times and operating costs, while also improving security for travellers.

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB)

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