Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    North Macedonia to sign final agreement on construction of interconnector with Greece in May

    A delegation led by North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev will travel to Greece in the first half of May to sign the final agreement on the start of the construction of the interconnector gas pipeline between the two countries, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi said on Wednesday.

    “The project will support our intentions to diversify the supply of natural gas and energy resources. It will not only create new jobs, but also contribute to lowering energy prices,” the Minister told the online event “Discussion on the National preparation for participation at the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow.”

    In other energy news, he added, it has already need decided that North Macedonia will be included in the Alexandroupolis gas terminal and take part in the construction of the gas-fired power plant.

    “This will additionally impact the security of energy supply, as well as diversification. Our country will have access to LNG in addition to the other natural gas supplied through various interconnectors and gas pipelines,” Bekteshi said.