Until recently, it took almost four hours by car on small and busy roads to get from Serbia’s capital Belgrade to Kraljevo in the central part of the country.
But things are changing for the better in the Balkan state and so is Serbia’s road system. Thanks to the newly opened Milos The Great Highway, which connects Belgrade with ČaČak just north of Kraljevo, travel time for the 200 kilometre trip through vast and spectacular mountain scenery has now been cut by half. Kraljevo is home to Steel Impex, which operates a major ferrous scrapyard at an industrial site on the outskirts of the town.
I am welcomed there by Maja Muškinja, the company’s logistics manager. ‘The new highway makes life a lot easier for all of us here,’ she says with a big smile. ‘It not
only saves me time personally but more importantly, it saves time for our trucks that are on the road 24/7 collecting materials.’