Kosovo’s first highway, costing €700m ($942m), will be built by US-Turkish consortium Bechtel-Enka, the Kosavan Ministry of Transport said.

The 28m long highway will have two lanes on each side, and protective barriers and walls to reduce noise pollution, Transport Minister Fatmir Limaj said.

Bechtel-Enka will construct the highway in phases starting with Vermice-Qafa e Duhles section, according to balkaninsight.com.

Kosovo’s contract with Bechtel-Enka will allow the former to go through proposals to divert the highway away from tricky sections such as mountainous terrains.

The highway is expected to give the country access to the sea.