The MoU was signed by Serbian minister of finance, Mr Sinisa Mali, director of Belgrade Metro and Train, Mr Stanko Kantar, Alstom’s senior vice-president for public affairs, Mr Philippe Delleur, CEO of Egis, Mr Olivier Bouvart, and the representative of the Chinese company Power China, Mr Xie Ziji.
The MoU outlines the rights, obligations, and roles of all participants in the project. Under the agreement, PowerChina will carry out most construction work. Alstom and Egis will provide designs for the project, as well as supply and install various subsystems.
Alstom will also be responsible for the supply of metro trains, control systems, platform screen doors, as well as track laying and system integration.
Egis was awarded a contract in July 2020 to carry out feasibility studies, preliminary design and environmental impact assessments for lines 1 and 2, having previously carried out preliminary feasibility studies for the project.
Construction of the 21.3km, 21-station Line 1, which will run from Železnik to Mirijevo, is scheduled to begin in November, pending the signing of contracts. It will also involve the creation of a new depot in Makiš, .
A second 19.2km, 20-station line is also planned which will run from Mirijevo to Zemun station.
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