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Chinese PM Mr Li visits bridge in Croatia being built by China

Infra News - Published on Mon, 15 Apr 2019

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Associated Press reported that China’s prime minister visited a construction site in Croatia on Thursday where a major European Union-funded bridge is being built by a Chinese state-owned company. The China Road and Bridge Corporation in 2018 won an international bid to construct a 2.4-kilometer (1.5-mile) long bridge over the Adriatic Sea. The EUR 420 million construction is 85% financed by the EU, and is a rare Chinese project in Europe that went through a regular bidding process.

EU member Croatia is hosting a two-day summit between China and 16 regional countries on expanding business between China and the region, which is dubbed 16+1.

Chinese Prime Minister Mr Li Keqiang, said that “The (Peljesac) bridge is a pilot project, both for cooperation between 16+1 countries and for cooperation between China and the European Union because a Chinese company had won an open tender for its construction in a fair competition.”

Describing the construction of the bridge as “the biggest and the most important” infrastructure project in his country, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said it was also a guarantee of future cooperation between Zagreb and Beijing.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 15 Apr 2019
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