Kosovo's Infrastructure Ministry says a $820 million deal has been signed with American-Turkish consortium Bechtel-Enka to build a 60 kilometer (37 miles) highway that will link Kosovo with Macedonia.
The ministry said Tuesday work on the new highway will start on July 2.
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This is the second major contract awarded to the consortium in Kosovo after it won a $1 billion agreement in 2010 to build a highway linking Kosovo to Albania. That highway was finished in 2013.
The Bechtel-Enka consortium is made up of San Francisco, California-based Bechtel International Inc. and Istanbul-based Enka.
Kosovo is one of the poorest regions in Europe. Its 2008 secession from Serbia is fiercely rejected by Belgrade.