President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the delegation of the Shandong Hi-Speed Group headed by the Executive Director Meng Yan and the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, Chen Bo, to discuss the undergoing projects and potentials and plans for future cooperation.
President Vučić thanked the representatives of the company for the exceptional cooperation and emphasised that the development of infrastructure in Serbia remains one of the priorities whose implementation greatly contributes to the general growth of the economy and the inflow of investments into the country.
In that context, the interlocutors paid special attention to the project of building the Valjevo-Lajkovac expressway, as one of the most important segments on Corridor 11. The Executive Director of Shandong Hi-Speed Group, Meng Yan, promised that the works on this section will be completed by the end of November 2022, which is more than a year earlier than expected.
Shandong Hi-Speed Group has also expressed interest in the 110-kilometre Belgrade (Borča) -Zrenjanin and Zrenjanin-Novi Sad highway construction project, as well as in the bypass construction projects around Gornji Milanovac, Požega and Užice of which separate talks will be conducted.
Assessing the cooperation with the Chinese company as exceptional, the President especially thanked Ambassador Chen Bo for her great commitment to deepening and strengthening cooperation between Serbia and the People's Republic of China, and for her readiness to always make additional efforts for the largest and most demanding infrastructure projects in Serbia to obtain the highest quality implementation by top Chinese experts and contractors.
01st June 2021