Kovacevski: Electronic toll collection confirms that the "Open Balkan" is producing results

Premijer Severne Makedonije Dimitar Kovačevski
Source: Kosovo Online

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacevski, said that electronic toll collection between North Macedonia and Serbia was the best confirmation that the "Open Balkan" initiative was yielding results, RTV reports.

"If we look at the research, the "Open Balkan" initiative has huge support, and it produced results in just three months. Serbian and Macedonian engineers have created a solution for a unique electronic toll collection," Kovacevski said during a tour of the "Open Balkan – electronic toll collection”, at the Presevo toll station, in the direction of North Macedonia, in the company of the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, and the Ministers of Transport, Goran Vesic and Blagoj Bochvarski.

He pointed out that the card bought in North Macedonia worked perfectly in Serbia.

As he said, until next Friday, freight traffic would also be able to use electronic toll collection.

"Trade exchange between the two countries has increased by more than 20 percent, and the number of tourists coming from Serbia this year is quite higher compared to previous years," Kovacevski pointed out.

He announced that the establishment of a software system for the smooth movement of workers between North Macedonia and Serbia would follow.

Kovacevski added that in the future, work would be done to increase the trade exchange with Serbia.

"The ministers are working on a solution that will allow us to have only one traffic control between Serbia and North Macedonia. The "Open Balkan" initiative will connect our companies and break down barriers," Kovacevski concluded.