The President of the Republic of North Macedonia and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Stevo Pendarovski, visited today the members of our Army in the Military Range Krivolak. At the same time, President Pendarovski toured the engineering unit that performs engineering works within the range arrangement project.
The responsible commanders briefed President Pendarovski that 2 months ago the Engineering Battalion together with the Defense Cooperation Office at the US Embassy started implementing projects to repair the existing road infrastructure, as well as to mark and build routes for new roads.
Moreover, the officials at the range informed President Pendarovski about the current and future planned activities aimed at improving the infrastructure of Krivolak with a ring road system and internal connection with a total length of about 74km, with entrances to the range from the north, west and east side. The new infrastructure, as pointed out by the representatives of the engineering battalion, will increase the mobility within the range, as well as the capacity to perform exercises, at the level of other developed countries.
As the 30th NATO member state, North Macedonia, as President Pendarovski said, has a lot to offer to its allies in the Alliance.
“The Military Range Krivolak, in which a lot has been invested in the past period to modernize the army range, is one of our resources that we can offer to NATO”, President Pendarovski added.
During his visit to the Military Range Krivolak, President Pendarovski was also informed about the upcoming “Decisive Strike 21” exercise, as well as the intensive cooperation of our Army with the Defense Cooperation Office at the US Embassy. Within that cooperation is the donation of materials for construction and repair of road infrastructure at the Krivolak site. This, as President Pendarovski pointed out, is a direct benefit of North Macedonia’s membership in NATO and cooperation with the United States, as one of our biggest strategic partners.