The Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs requested the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism to issue urban-technical conditions for the preparation of technical documentation for the construction of Virpazar border crossing for international lake passenger traffic.
The document states that this represents the first phase of realization of the Port of Virpazar. “North of Hotel '13. July 'and 120 meters from the river Oraoštica waterway, a border crossing point for international passenger lake traffic is planned. The realization of the port with an international crossing requires significant manipulation space and area for facilities with appropriate conditions in accordance with the Decree on the conditions that must be met by ports classified according to the type of maritime traffic and the purpose and requirements of future users of the port," states the State Study of Virpazar from 2014.
For adequate service, it is added that the Port should be equipped with appropriate traffic surfaces - roads, parking spaces, roundabouts, sidewalks, footpaths and the like.
The deadline for the construction of the port Virpazar is June 2022, as announced at the end of May by the Ministry headed by Osman Nurkovic.
Danijela Kapa, on behalf of the Directorate for International Cooperation and EU Funds and Project Manager, said that the realization of the Port of Vripazar will contribute to the valorization of the economic, commercial and tourist resources of Lake Skadar.
Kapa also recalled on the agreement between the Montenegrin and Albanian authorities to open a joint border crossing of Ckla (Montenegro) for international road and lake and passenger traffic, signed in Skadar on July 3, 2018, according to a statement after a working group meeting in for the purpose of preparatory activities for the implementation of the construction project of the Port Virpazar.
Text by Milos Rudovic, on August 9th, 2019, read more at Vijesti