Serbia: Morava Corridor Motorway-01
Environmental issues; Health and safety; Loss of value for land; Loss of development rights
MIGA signed a contract of guarantee for EUR 411.4 million (c.US$ 451.8 million).
The Morava Corridor Motorway Project consists of a greenfield 112 km dual carriageway tolled motorway, within a 900 meter right of way, located approximately 200 km south of Belgrade, in a low-level flood plain running east/west along the West Morava River Valley. The Project includes (i) above ground structures such as interchanges, bridges, culverts, and over/under passes; (ii) a telecommunication network (digital corridor) supported by power lines and communication cables to connect the telecom stations within the motorway (at rest areas, parking lots, and near traffic loops) and to manage traffic through various traffic control, surveillance, and tolling systems; and (iii) river regulation works intended to protect the Project and its surrounding areas from flooding.
The complaint raised concerns relating to economic displacement, health and safety, environmental issues and violations of laws and standards in relation to the construction of the Morava Motorway.
In October 2023, CAO found the complaint eligible for assessment. According to information received during the assessment, the complainant, the project implementer, MIGA’s guarantee holder, and MIGA are working to find a resolution to the issues raised in the complaint.
The assessment process is ongoing. Status as of December 1, 2023.
*Note: The CAO assessment process does not entail a judgment on the merits of the complaint, rather, it seeks to understand the facts and empower those involved to make informed decisions on how to address the issues raised.