1. Riste Temjanovski, Univerzitet Goce Delčev Adresa: „Krste Misirkov“ No.10-A P.O. Box 201 , Macedonia

In this paper are analyzed transport infrastructural systems in Republic of Macedonia, as one of backbone of economic development and European and regional integration. Infrastructure development in the Republic of Macedonia has achieved significant results in the past period, but the level of progress is still insufficient to fulfill current requirements of the society and economy for transfer of passengers and goods. Construction and completion of transport axes will lead to achieving greater economic results. Well-planned and well-executed transport research will be an essential element in the development of new transport policies and a key support for solutions to both today\'s and tomorrow\'s problems. Transport Corridors are expected to be ones of the impulses to generate economic development among countries of Western Balkans, but the transport network conditions in the Western Balkans are a major problem for the region\'s competitiveness, with bottlenecks in the road network affecting the regional market integration. The priorities for development of the road and railway infrastructure in Republic of Macedonia are the transnational axes: Corridor X, the North-South axis that connects the country with the Republic of Serbia to the North and the Republic of Greece to the South; and Corridor VIII, the East-West axis that connects the country with the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Albania. In order to efficiently catch up with regional corridors and European axes, Macedonian authority engaged in implemented transport program must be more efficiency in realization the strategic priority in domain the transport sector.

Key words: transport infrastructure; corridors; transport modes; Euro integration process; planning process

Conference: DEMI 2013

Date: 09.02.2013.