On 23 April the opening ceremony of the Demir Kapija - Smokvica motorway in Macedonia was organized directly on the site in the presence of the Prime Minister of Macedonia, the Director of DG NEAR at the European Commission and the Ministers of Transport of Macedonia and Greece.
This 28km motorway section had been so far a missing link on the Trans-European Transport Corridor X crossing Macedonia from North to South. Its completion now ensures a continuous motorway link between Central Europe and the port of Thessaloniki in Greece.
The Demir Kapija - Smokvica motorway is located in mountainous terrain in southern Macedonia. Its construction required the construction of large structures, including two twin-tube tunnels of more than 1000m and six viaducts, out of which four are over 400m long. Its construction has involved more than 7 million m3 of earthworks.
Since 2012 Egis, in consortium with IRD Engineering, has been in charge as the FIDIC Engineer of the Supervision of the Construction Contract for the works carried out by the Greek company Aktor.