Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), cannot be more harmful to Skopje than 30-year-old buses, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi said on Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, the situation in the City of Skopje dates back to 1980 and does not resemble a city that is the capital of a country that aspires to be a member of the EU. I regret that they do not sit down and see each other, to leave it to those who are the most reasonable and the most called to say what is the best solution for transportation in the City of Skopje,” Bytyqi said.
The BRT project, which is worth 70 million euros and is financially supported by the EBRD, was started by the previous city administration. A loan was also obtained for it, but after the change of the local government, the project was stopped because Danela Arsovska and the majority in the City of Skopje considered that BRT is not environmentally viable.