New York Times Reports on Chinese Interest in Peljesac Bridge Construction

Total Croatia News

October 11, 2018 – The New York Times reports on the project which looks set to finally join Croatia together after years of Dubrovnik and southern Dalmatia being separated from the rest of the country by Bosnia and Hercegovina’s Neum Corridor, and the growing Chinese interest in the region. 

KOMARNA, Croatia — As a quirk of history and the Balkan wars, a corner of Croatia is cut off from the rest of the country by a 12-mile interruption of land belonging to neighboring Bosnia. It is a rift that Croatia has long wanted to repair with a bridge that would unite the disconnected sliver of its coast with the rest of the country.

For decades — foiled by war, corruption, political bickering and global financial turmoil — work never got much further on the bridge than abandoned concrete pylons and two bronze angels overlooking the glittering waters of the Adriatic Sea.

That is, until the Chinese arrived this summer.

Read the full New York Times article here.


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