KOSOVO, December 2nd , 2016.
In what is KFOR's largest investment in Kosovo, a new road bridge costing 400.000 euros
was inaugurated on the Bistrica river between Zvecan and Leposaviq on December 2. The
bridge, that replaced a Mabey-Johnson bridge very near to this location, was built in
collaboration between Serbian and Albanian companies from Kosovo.
In the opening ceremony, attended by Authorities of Kosovo's Institutions and international
Major General Giovanni Fungo, the Commander of KFOR said in his speech: "this bridge
was designed by a Kosovo Serb company and constructed by a Kosovo Albanian company in
a highly professional cooperation" and then, he underlined: "the new bridge is a concrete
example of mutually beneficial cooperation between NATO, the Istitutions and all
communities". At the end, COMKFOR concluded: "Let us transform altogether this new
bridge into an opportunity to further promote security, prosperity and development in Kosovo
and for Kosovo".
The bridge, funded by NATO nations, was constructed according to European standards and
will provide better traffic and safety conditions for both vehicles and pedestrians.
The new bridge is functional to the improvement of the local economy as it will enhance a
better transportation connectivity, an added value to the local economy. The attention to the
event shows that KFOR is playing an important role in ensuring a Safe and Secure
Environment and Freedom of Movement for all people in Kosovo.