Bosnia opens financial bids for Banja Luka-Prnjavor road project on April 8.

By bne IntelliNews April 8, 2013

Bosnia will open the financial bids for the construction of the Banja Luka-Prnjavor motorway section on April 8, the Serb Republic motorway operator Autoputevi RS said. The tender commission has carefully analysed the technical parts of the arrived bids and sought the consent of the EIB, which is financing the project, to continue the process for picking up a best bidder.

Six bids have been filed by the February 15 deadline for the construction of the motorway section - by Austria’s Strabag, Macedonia’s Granit (jointly with Bosnia’s Integral Inzenjering), China’s Sinohydro, Greece’s Aktor, Czech’s OHL ZS and Turkey’s Dogus. The company which offers the lowest price will be selected.

The EIB is supporting the project via a EUR 200mn loan. Banja Luka-Prnjavor will lie on the future 72-km motorway between Banja Luka and Doboj. The construction of the section is evaluated at EUR 250mn by the EIB. The Serb Republic already awarded in August 2012 a EUR 180mn contract to a consortium of Bosnia’s Integral Inzenjering and Macedonia’s Granit for the construction the other stretch of the motorway – the 36-km long Prnjavor-Doboj section, which is supported by a EUR 150mn EBRD loan.

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