Ohrid – Peshtani expressway project, Macedonia
Briefing | 11 May 2016
The Ohrid-Peshtani expressway project – financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development via a EUR 160 million loan for the National Roads Programme – involves the construction of a new section on the A3 express to the Albanian border. The new 12.5 kilometre section is planned to pass through the Galicica national park – a rare and important natural site with
abundant biodiversity, that was listed as an emerald site (a future Natura 2000
site) and was designated in 2014 part of UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
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