Chinese consortium China Road and Bridge Corporation have signed a 2.08 billion kuna contract for the construction of Peljesac Bridge and access roads with the Croatian road operator Hrvatske Ceste on Monday in Dubrovnik.
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic was joined by ministers Damir Krstičević, Gabrijela Žalac, Oleg Butković, Goran Marić and Lovro Kuščević at the signing with executives of China Road and Bridge Corporation.
“This is a project that makes Croatia unique. This project is of strategic, long-term importance to the whole country. We are all aware of how important it is to build in this bridge and thus include the south of Croatia into the motorway infrastructure network. This is important for all our fellow citizens in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County,” the prime minister said at the signing.
China Road and Bridge Corporation will build the bridge in three and a half years, six months ahead of planned schedule.
The Pelješac Bridge will connect the Croatian peninsula of Pelješac, and through it the southernmost part of Croatia including Dubrovnik, with the Croatian mainland. The bridge will stretch 2.4 km from the southern peninsula of Pelješac to the mainland spanning across the bay in the Adriatic shared by Croatia and Bosnia.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company and mainly engages in highway, bridge, port, tunnel, drainage, and other civil engineering constructions.