Details/ The Vorë-Hani i Hoti railway will be completed in 2030. 12 bridges and a 320 m tunnel, the journey will take 2 hours

2024-04-23 12:01:23Biznes SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX

The rehabilitation of the railway line Vorë - Hani i Hoti is expected to be completed at the end of 2030. Referring to the plan, the procurement process for the railway project connecting Albania with Montenegro is expected to continue until December 2024, with the signing of the works contract. which will have to start in December of this year and last 6 years.

Everything is disclosed in the relation accompanying the loan agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which has been submitted to the Assembly for approval. The document also provides details about the project that is expected to be implemented for this railway line.

More specifically, it is said that the project consists of improving this line, increasing the speed of train movement up to 120 km/h on an electrified railway line, according to the UIC D4 category, 22.5 tons/axle and 8.0 tons/m.

Also, the project envisages the construction of 12 railway stations, the construction of a 320 meter long tunnel, the construction of 12 bridges, etc. Also, according to the relationship with the construction of this railway line, a passenger flow of 2,300,000 passengers/year and a volume of goods of 900,000 tons/year are expected. Meanwhile, the average travel time from Vora to Hanin e Hoti is expected to be 2 hours.

The loan agreement with the EBRD, which is expected to be approved by the Assembly, has a value of 98.75 million euros. Also, the document specifies that the EBRD intends to make available a capital investment grant in a total amount of up to 125,813,039 Euros financed by the Western Balkans Investment Platform (IBIF), to help finance the first part of the project.

In parallel, the government intends to apply for an investment grant in a total amount of up to about 28.05 million euros financed by WBIF to help finance the second part of the project, while another loan agreement of 100 million euros has been signed with European Investment Bank.