The Chinese contractor on the Peljesac Bridge, China Bridge and Road Corporation (CRBC), has finally found a way to bring the workers necessary for the installation of the steel span structure of the bridge to its construction site in Croatia and China.
As confirmed to Večernji list by CRBC, they have arranged a charter flight from China with one airline, which will bring its workers, including welders needed to enlarge the segments of the span assembly, to Croatia. The Croatian representative office of CRBC says that they plan to bring about 150 workers this summer, of which 100 are welders.
"Preparation of the charter flight is going smoothly and it is predicted that it will land in Croatia at the end of July," commented CRBC.
And as they said in Hrvatske ceste, that flight was planned for July 27, and will land at Dubrovnik Airport. But given the coronavirus pandemic, the arriving Chinese workers will not go to the construction site immediately, but will first have to go through self-isolation. Thus, the CRBC says that these 150 people, after coming to Croatia, will be accommodated in a hotel that they have booked for 14 days of self-isolation.
In addition, due to the coronavirus, production in Chinese plants that produce parts for the Peljesac Bridge has been suspended for some time. But now 28 new segments are ready for the trip to Croatia, which, as confirmed in CRBC, will be loaded on a ship for Croatia at the end of August after the quality check.