An official ceremony to mark the start of all works on the Pan-European Corridor Xd, motorway section from Prilep – Bitola (North Macedonia) took place earlier this week.

The event counted with the participation of the Prime Minister, Mr. Dimitar Kovačevski, the Minister of Transport and Communications, Mr. Blagoj Bochvarski, and the General Director of the Public Enterprise for State Roads, Mr. Eyup Rustemi, as well as with Representatives from the Supervision Engineer, a Joint Venture led by IRD Engineering, and the Contractor, the Joint Venture Bechtel –  ENKA.

Works on this section were launched with the symbolic blasting for the excavation on the alignment, a ceremony that received wide media coverage

The new motorway will have a length of 40 km and will enhance North Macedonia’s transport connections with neighbouring countries, also supporting the economic and social development of the whole region.

This is the most important contract ever awarded to IRD Engineering in North Macedonia since its start of operations in the country back in 2003.

The company has all the necessary licences to operate in the domestic civil engineering sector and counts on a permanent team of Engineers, Project Managers and other specialists.

IRD Engineering is currently implementing other strategic contracts in North Macedonia, such as the supervision during the construction of the railway Corridor VIII (sections Kumanovo – Beljakovce and Beljakovce – Kriva Palanka), or the supervision of the construction of Skopje’s wastewater treatment plant, with a design capacity of 650,000 population equivalent.

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