ConstructionDuring past years the construction industry became one of the most important sectors contributing to Kosovos economic growth.
During past years the construction industry became one of the most important sectors contributing to Kosovos economic growth. Financed mainly through foreign aid, the construction sector in Kosovo has so far utilised several hundred million Euro that were primarily used for the construction of new homes, or for the rehabilitation and development of the road infrastructure respectively.
A further factor which is helping to boost the development of this sector is the demand for road and highway construction. The Government of Kosovo has set itself a goal to connect the country in three main directions with the most important international road corridors in Macedonia, Albania and Serbia.
The construction industry remains a sector with highly promising economic potential for Kosova.
According to estimations in the next five years Kosova will need some 60,000 new apartments, including the associated infrastructure, such as roads, kindergartens, schools, leisure facilities, restaurants etc.
The construction of a highway, which will connect the northern and central parts of Kosova with Skopje, is a mid-term goal of the Government.
A much more important project represents the building of a highway between Merdare-Kukës-Durrës, which will connect Kosovo with the sea port of Durrës, Albania. This highway will become a part of the Trans European Corridor X that will connect the Adriatic Sea with the Western Europe. The construction work for this highway has began in May 2010. On November 2011 was opened for traffic the first 38 km of highway.