Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Pelješac Bridge Does Not Threaten Bosnia, Minister Says

ZAGREB, February 6, 2018 - Transport Minister Oleg Butković said on Monday Croatia would build the Pelješac Bridge on its territory and that its construction would not threaten Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) rights, as "we will free Neum (BiH) security-wise and connect our territory, so both countries will benefit."

Monday, 5 February 2018

Bosniak Leader Comments on Pelješac Bridge, Election Law and Other Issues

ZAGREB, February 5, 2018 - The Bosniak member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency, Bakir Izetbegović, on Sunday called for relaxation of relations between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and between the Bosniaks and Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, warned that a third entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina was not possible without a war and opposed the planned construction of the Pelješac Bridge without first demarcating the border and ensuring Bosnia and Herzegovina access to the high seas.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

China Rejects Allegations against Pelješac Bridge Contractor

ZAGREB, January 30, 2018 - Chinese Ambassador to Croatia Hu Zhaoming said Monday he was not surprised by appeals submitted by companies which competed in a tender for the construction of the Pelješac Bridge in which a Chinese consortium led by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) was selected as the most favourable bid, adding however that he was surprised by their arguments which in his opinion are "unfounded."

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Pelješac Bridge – Will It Ever Be Built?

A chronology of attempts to start the construction of Pelješac Bridge.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Pelješac Bridge Contractor Completing First Part of Motorway in Montenegro

ZAGREB, January 26, 2018 - Work on the most difficult stretch of Montenegro's first motorway to run from the port of Bar to Boljare on the border with Serbia, which is being built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRCB) that will also build the Pelješac Bridge in Croatia, will be finished according to schedule, in May 2019, Montenegro's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Transport, Osman Nurković, has said.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Transport Minister Announces Delay in Pelješac Bridge Project

ZAGREB, January 24, 2018 - The Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butković, said on Wednesday that two complaints that had been filed regarding the selection of the contractor for the Pelješac Bridge project would slow down the entire process by up to a month and a half, and that upon the completion of the appeals procedure, a contract would be signed with the contractor.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Another Delay for Pelješac Bridge Tender

ZAGREB, January 23, 2018 - The State Commission for Supervision of Public Procurement Procedures has stated on its web site that it has received an appeal from the Strabag company against the Croatian Road public company ("Hrvatske Ceste or HC") operator's decision to select China Road and Bridge Corporation for the first-stage construction of Pelješac Bridge and access roads. Strabag was one of the three bidders, and the third one was a consortium of the Italian Astaldi and Turkish IC Ictas.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

President: Pelješac Bridge will be Built; Is Not Directed Against Bosnia's Interests

ZAGREB, January 17, 2018 - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović said on Wednesday there were no obstacles to the construction of Pelješac Bridge, emphasising that it was a very important development project for Croatia and posed no threat to the interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Three Bids Submitted for Oversight of Pelješac Bridge Construction

ZAGREB, Jan 16 (Hina) - The Hrvatske Ceste roads operater said on Tuesday that three bids have arrived for the job of overseeing the construction of Pelješac Bridge -- one from the Lipov Gaj company, one by a group of companies led by the IGH institute and one by a group of companies led by Germany's Krebs+Kiefera.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

European Commission: No Outstanding Legal Issues Preventing Construction of Pelješac Bridge

ZAGREB, Jan 16 (Hina) - The European Commission (EC) doesn't have any outstanding legal issues regarding the construction of the Pelješac Bridge, the EC said on Tuesday after Croatian MP Ivan Lovrinović claimed that the EC had made the financing of that project conditional on Croatia's resolving its border issues with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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