A € 2.3m cycling path that crosses the border between Romania and Serbia is expected to be complete by next spring, Serbian municipal officials have said.
Linking the cities of Zrenjanin in Serbia and Timișoara in Romania, it is hoped that the EU co-funded cycle path will boost tourism and economic growth in the bordering regions.
The 75-km route will be the first direct line between the two largest cities of the historical Banat region. It will feature rest stops, benches and lighting along its length, as well as an official European Union border crossing as Serbia is not yet a Member State.
Construction work on the path officially began in May this year after the conclusion of a feasibility study and the selection of a conceptual design. More than 8 000 cyclists are expected to use the route in its first year, including international tourists.
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