Tabanovce and Kjafasan to be upgraded.
Macedonia's border crossings to Serbia and Albania will be upgraded and modernized. The Customs Administration has selected a consulting firm to prepare by the end of this year the required documentation for upgrading the facilities at the Tabanovce and Kjafasan border crossings.
The extant terminal for import and export of goods at the Tabanovce border crossing will be expanded by additional 4,000 sq. meters and new auxiliary facilities will be built. At Kjafasan, on an area of 9,500 sq. meters, a new export-import customs terminal with access roads and new facilities for customs clearing and other inspection authorities will be built, while the extant facilities will be reconstructed.
For the implementation of both these projects, funding from the EU's IPA funds has been secured: 1.9 million euros for Tabanovce and 1.5 million euros for Kjafasan.
"These projects, being part of the government program 2014-2018, will facilitate the exchange of goods, at the busy border crossings in particular, and will also expedite transport along the Pan-European Corridors VIII and X," reads the statement from the Customs Administration.