The route of the motorway on Corridor Vc (European road E73) is in Hungary in the direction: Budapest – Pecs – Mohač – border with the Republic of Croatia, while through Croatia it extends from the border with the Hungarian direction: Beli Manastir – Osijek – Đakovo – border with Bosnia and Herzegovina .
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the motorway on Corridor Vc from the northern border with the Republic of Croatia is in the direction of: Svilaj – Odžak – Modriča – Doboj – Zenica – Kakanj – Visoko – Sarajevo – Konjic – Jablanica – Mostar – Čapljina – southern border with the Republic of Croatia Bijača.
In Mohács, the border with the Republic of Croatia has not yet been built in Hungary; In Osijek – Beli Manastir – the border with the Republic of Hungary and the shares of Sredinci – the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina was not built in Croatia.
CORRIDOR VC THROUGH BIH
From the end of the 1960s to the present day, research has been carried out aimed at defining the future transport network in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Some of these studies were conducted on the initiative of international institutions and organizations, some at the initiative of state institutions or some other scientific organizations.
In that period, as before, transport land corridors linking Central Europe with the Adriatic Sea (north-south) have been treated and stretch from north-west to southeast.
The construction of the highway linking Central Europe with the Adriatic Sea began in 1975 with the construction of the Zenica-Sarajevo motorway.
In a very short time after the introduction of Corridor Vc into the network of pan-European transport corridors (1997), the study of the selection of the highway route at CorridorVc through B&H (1998) started.
It was precisely on the basis of that study in 2007 that the Preliminary Design and the Feasibility Study of the motorway on Corridor Vc through BiH were developed.
The longest part of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina – 335 km – Vc branches of this corridor extends to its central area, mainly the valleys of the Bosna and Neretva rivers, that is the area with the highest concentration of population, natural and working resources created. In the corridor belt, 40 km (less than 20% of the territory), live more than 50% of the population, which accounts for more than 60% of the total GDP of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Corridor Vc project through BiH is divided into four LOTs:
- LOT 1: The border of RH (Svilaj) – Doboj south (Karuše)
- LOT 2: Doboj south (Karuše) – Sarajevo south (Tarčin)
- LOT 3: Sarajevo south (Tarčin) – Mostar north
- LOT 4: Mostar north – Croatian border (Bijača)
The construction of the motorway on Corridor Vc improves the connection of Bosnia and Herzegovina with neighboring countries and improves the potential for economic development. The project has strong support from the FB&H Government, and is expected to facilitate better integration of the country with European economic and social structures.
PROJECT: MOTORWAY ON CORRIDOR Vc IN FEDERATION OF BiH – PROGRESS REPORT