Construction of Main Bus Station in Herceg Novi to Happen This Year

By , 06 Jan 2019, 17:45 PM Business
Location for the new bus station Location for the new bus station Slavica Kosic

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The construction of the main bus station at Šištat in Igalo should begin this year.

The construction of a new bus station and various locations where it should be built has been discussed for more than ten years - projects and tenders were made and then cancelled.

"We finally left the deadlock. For years, this project has not been realized due to the search for its location and thus precious time was lost. Now geo-mechanical works have been done; the preliminary design has been completed by arch. Eng. Veljko Radulović and now it is submitted for the approval of the state chief architect. After receiving the approval, the design and final announcement of the tender for the selection of contractors would be done," said the president of the municipality, Stevan Katic.

In the capital budget for this year, the allocation of million euros is planned for this purpose, which will not be enough, therefore the remaining budget will be provided for the 2020 budget.

"We remain at the idea of working the first phase independently, because it is a cost-effective project, while the next phase will go through a public-private partnership. It is planned that the road by which the approach to the bus station will be done continues towards the settlement Bare, which will contribute to the development of this part of Igalo. We have already issued several building permits to the company "Vildor", which builds 27 buildings and a hotel in that area.

"By building the bus station, Herceg Novi, i.e. Igalo gets a new resource, not just that facility, but a new road, parking spaces, underground garages, shopping mall and accommodation facilities," said Katić.

Previously, DPS councilors assessed that the location for the construction of the Bus Station at Šištat in Igalo is unfavorable because it is near the health institution Institut Dr Simo Milošević.

The present main bus station was built almost seven decades ago and has the lowest-E category. At the beginning of December last year, the company “D Station” purchased the object for 360k euros from “Vektra Boka”.

We remind that eight years ago the Municipality of Herceg Novi had announced a tender for the construction of the Bus Station, which was submitted by three contractors - two from Herceg Novi and one from Croatia. It was planned to build the station as a private-public partnership. At that time, a preliminary design was made, and the investment was estimated at 7.5 million euros.

Text by Slavica Kosic, on January 4th 2018, read more at Vijesti

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