Serbia has opened for traffic the entire eastern section of pan-European Corridor X linking the city of Nis to the border with Bulgaria on November 9, the infrastructure ministry said.
The total length of the corridor on Serbian territory is 813 km and its opening will provide local companies with access to the Bulgarian Black Sea ports of Burgas and Varna, president Aleksandar Vucic said in a press release issued by the Serbian government.
Corridor X is of great importance for the Bulgarian economy too, Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov said at the opening ceremony.
Driving on the 86.9-long Corridor X section linking Nis to the Bulgarian border will be free of charge until December 1, after which it will cost 1,200 dinars, the Serbian government said.
Corridor X will connect Salzburg in Austria to the Greek port of Thessaloniki, passing through Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and North Macedonia. In Serbia, the project includes the Belgrade bypass motorway, as well as two separate sections, linking Nis to Levosoje, near the border with North Macedonia, to the south, and to the border with Bulgaria to the east.