09 April 2019 - Works on the construction of energy infrastructure for electricity supply of Bar-Boljare motorway are planned to start in August this year. “Monteput” company is in charge of the realization of the investment that will cost 31,6 million EUR.
The public tender has not been published yet, and the representatives of the company said that they had to reach an agreement with the Montenegrin Electricity Distribution System and Montenegrin Electric Transmission System regarding the regulation of rights and responsibilities on account of the buy-back of the energy infrastructure.
“Preparations for the public tender for the contractor are underway. Also, the procedures regarding the issuance of approvals for the purchase of energy infrastructure are on,” said the representatives of “Monteput”.
One of the pre-requisites for the tender is the provision of money through a loan.
“Monteput”, headed by Jonuz Mujović, is about to bring the talks about the million loan to the end.
“We are negotiating with several potential creditors over the provision of funds for the realization of this project. Right now, we are not able to give you any more details,” said the representatives of “Monteput”.
Around 160.000 EUR will be earmarked for the repayment of the loan for the highway electricity supply.
“We think that it would not be appropriate if we bid names of the interested companies. It is still very early,” said the representatives of “Monteput”.
Works are due to be completed in a period of 15 months.
The executive director of ‘Monteput’, Jonuz Mujević also stated that the Bar-Boljare motorway should be completed by September 2020.
Mujević said that the construction works performed by China’s CRBC company should be completed by May 2019 but there are delays due to “certain misunderstandings of the design, harmonization with the European documents and hydro-geological researches.”
“The negotiations on signing the Annex to the Contract are about to finish. There are certain obstacles in the implementation of the previous construction works. ‘Monteput’ expected everything would go much faster,” said Mujević at the round-table on the motorway organized by the Network of Affirmation of the NGO Sector, MANS.
Also, he stressed that having in mind the quality of the motorway, Montenegro is going to have the lowest possible maintenance costs according to European standards.