North Macedonia will launch a tender for the planned construction of the 68-kilometer Negotino - Gevgelija natural gas pipeline by the end of the year, transport minister Blagoj Bochvarski said.
Report informs, citing SeeNews, that the government expects to receive a building permit for the pipeline by the middle of 2021.
Bochvarski added that the gas pipeline construction from Negotino to Bitola and the pipeline from Skopje to Gostivar would be completed in 2021.
The Negotino - Gevgelija gas pipeline will run from Gevgelija, at the border with Greece, to Negotino, where it will connect to the Shtip - Negotino pipeline. This interconnection will allow North Macedonia to connect to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) through Greece.