€15.5m being invested in Novi Vinodolski port infrastructure

The Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butković, and the Director of the Novi Vinodolski Port Authority, Velimir Antić, on Monday signed an agreement on the allocation of €15.5 million for the reconstruction of the port infrastructure.

The allocation is intended for the reconstruction and extension of the primary breakwater and the renovation of the wharf in the northern Adriatic town’s harbour.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Butković said that this was the first amount approved from the new financial envelope for 2021-2027 and a continuation of investment in Croatia’s port infrastructure.

85 per cent of the amount is financed from EU funds and the rest from the state budget.

Butković said that over 400 million euro had been invested in port infrastructure along the Croatian Adriatic coast. “This is necessary because Croatia is a maritime country,” he noted.

The work is expected to start in the autumn.

The Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Šime Erlić, said that this major project was proof of good cooperation between the two ministries, adding that in the new financial envelope 130 million euro was allocated for port infrastructure.