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Four new projects: Construction of express, regional roads, renewal of MR fleet, tax advantages

Reduction of VAT from 18 to 5 percent, a number of tax advantages in several areas, complete renewal of the fleet of Macedonian Railways, a new express road from Bitola to Medzitlija and restoration and reconstruction of the entrances in Bitola, as well as EUR 79 million for construction of express and regional roads, announced leader of VMRO-DPMNE at the convention held on Saturday where the list carriers and MP candidates of the coalition “For better Macedonia” in the upcoming parliamentary elections were presented.

“Today I announce four new projects in our program. We will continue the policy of low taxes and tax exemptions and reduction in the VAT rate from 18 to 5 percent for more new categories of products and services that apart from the reduction of stoves and pellet furnaces and pellet heating, we will make reduction in VAT of 5 percent of veterinary medicines and veterinary companies services,” said Gruevski.

There will be a reduction in VAT, he added, for sports competitions entrances, rental of sports facilities, and there will be exemption from customs duties and VAT for special taxi cabs for transportation of people with disabilities and reduction of excise tax for biofuels.

We will conduct exemption from import duties for Macedonian nationals living in the border area for products derived from their properties, said Gruevski.

He also announced complete renewal of the fleet of Macedonian Railways.

“The new government will work on complete renewal of the fleet of Macedonian Railways. It  is planned to purchase a total of five trains including: 3 new diesel motor trains and 2 new electro-motor trains for which we will invest  EUR 22.5 million. For more efficient transport of goods and passengers, and within the project to rehabilitate the fleet three new electric locomotives for which we will invest new EUR 7 million will be purchased”, Gruevski said.

He announced that a new expressway from Bitola to the crossing border Medzitlija will be built, as well as modernization and reconstruction of the entrances in Bitola. “For this we will invest another EUR 10 million, and operations will start in 2017 and will last until 2020, specified Gruevski.

“Apart from the construction of the expressway Stip- Radovis and reconstruction of the regional section Negotino Demir Kapija, we will rebuild regional road Strumica – Popchevo – Belotino – Rich – Konche, the regional road Dojran – Furka, the regional road Gevgelija – Bogdanci – Furka, the regional road Prilep -Borotino, the regional road Prilep – Bitola, and the road Gevgelija-Smokvica.

“We will renew and regional road Strumica – Novo Selo, Negotino – Kavadarci, as well as Rosoman – Kavadarci. The overall estimated investment of these roads is EUR 79 million for express and regional roads for towns and populated areas in the 4th electoral district,” said Gruevski.