17. Construction of new railway line Beljakovce–Kriva Palanka–Border with Bulgaria
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
|SEETO No:||SEETO CN position:
|Overall project objective:
The project focuses on the rehabilitation of railway sections along the Corridor VIII: Beljakovce–Kriva Palanka–border with Bulgaria. Construction on this section began at the end of the 90s but was abandoned due to lack of financial resources.
The new railway line will generate benefits for users (consumer’s surplus) in passenger and freight traffic, in particular in terms of: savings due to a shift in passenger traffic from road to rail; savings due to a shift of freight transport from road to rail; savings due to the transfer of freight traffic from other railway routes to the project line due to the shortening of transport distances; savings of travel time for passengers; savings of transport time for freight transportation.
|Economic / Financial / Environmental indicators:
There are potential positive effects of the project from the point of view of environmental impact, although there will be some residual impacts which will have a moderately adverse effect during the construction phase (destruction of topsoil and impairment of noise quality) and the operational phase (damage to landscape, habitat fragmentation and decrease in animal populations). It is concluded that if the mitigation measures proposed in this ESIA are implemented, the significance of the overall residual impact of Project Railway Corridor VIII‐Eastern Section should only be of a slight adverse nature, with no major damage caused to the environmental resources present along the railway corridor.
EIRR: 11,84 %
Forecasted Growth rate: 57.14% (2015-2019)
Cut operation and maintenance cost: 737 826 Euros
|Total cost (M€)||591|
|Section||Type of work||Length (km)|
|Kumanovo – Beljakovce- Kriva Palanka||New||68|