The Minister of Transport and Communications, Goran Sugareski, the CEO of Macedonia’s Free Zones, Aleksandar Mladenovski, the Mayor of the Municipality of Prilep, Ilija Jovanoski, inspected the construction of access roads and water supply that is being built for the needs of the Prilep free zone.

The project foresees the construction of a two-level interchange which will enable simple and safe switching from the main road Prilep-Bitola. The total length of the access roads to the free zone is about 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles), and the investment is worth approximately €4 million.

“This project is of great importance for the Prilep free zone in order to provide suitable conditions for current and future investors enabling prompt and timely transportation of their products. Our goal as a Government is to provide appropriate conditions for all investors, enabling the creation of new jobs. Therefore, we are strongly focused on building a quality road and rail infrastructure that will provide competitive conditions within the region. I’d like to remind everyone that in one year 12 new foreign investments have entered the Republic of Macedonia”, stated the Minister of Transport and Communications, Goran Sugareski.

The CEO of Macedonia’s Free Zones stated that the entire project will be complete in 15 months, rendering the Prilep free zone a fully functional area.

“Things started to take place a month ago, and I expect a junction with access roads and water supply for the zone to be built within a year and a half. This will facilitate the work of all companies currently operating in this zone, as well as future investors”, said Aleksandar Mladenovski, CEO of Macedonia’s Free Zones.

In response to reporter’s questions regarding capital investments, Minister Sugareski stressed that the realization of capital investments by the Ministry of Transport and Communications is in the amount of 55%, while a significant increase is expected in the third and fourth quarters of this year.