Albania said the north section of the Thirre tunnel, part of the newly constructed Kosovo-Albania road, will be completed in October this year.

Completion of the tunnel is expected to wrap up the €1bn ($1.3bn) Rreshen-Kalimash highway project that is expected to link the two countries.

The four-lane Rreshen-Kalimash section is a portion of Albania’s 170km route, according to