China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) is a large-scale, state-owned foreign-trade and economic-cooperation enterprise that focuses on construction of road, bridge, tunnel and port and other transport infrastructures as primary operation and trade, investment, leasing and service as its concurrent operations. China Road and Bridge Corporation Montenegro is the second European branch office of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) situated in Podgorica, and was founded for the purpose of implementation of the Project Bar-Boljare highway with the accompanying roads.
Smokovac – Mateševo section is the most complicated one in respect of technology construction and it is to be implemented in the first place. The Montenegro Bar-Boljare project is located in the mountain area of Podgorica, with significant variations in elevations and obvious undulating terrains. In order to adapt to the terrains and minimize the environmental impact, the newly built road engineering solution is to reduce the excavations, maintain the original terrain conditions and mainly adopt the bridge and tunnel works. The project will be implemented as per the highway standards of Montenegro with reference to the European Standard, and a motorway of dual carriageway four lanes with design speed of 100 km/h is to be built by construction period of 4 years. There are 19 bridges, 19 tunnels, 3 interchanges, 4 toll stations, 1 service area as well as 1 maintenance area along the whole road alignment and the ration of bridges and tunnels elements is about 60%.
The Montenegro Bar –Boljare motorway project, as another successful model of collaboration between China and Eastern Europe, has received great support from the leaders and governments of both countries. The implementation of this project will considerably improve the traffic conditions in the northern area of Montenegro, enhance the competitive force of Bar Harbor, promote the regional development along the route and also possess great significance for boosting the national economic development.