Contracts signed to upgrade joint water supply, sewage system in three Croatian Towns

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January 15, 2018






January 15, 2018





Representatives of the Croatian government and three coastal municipalities in the north of the country singed contracts on the financing of a project to expand and upgrade their join water supply and sewage network. The investment will raise the level of processed waste water to 83 percent.

The local authorities will get more than 70 percent of the required funds in the form of grants from European Union Funds for the project titled Improving the Communal Water Infrastructure in the Nin-Prevlaka-Vrsi Agglomeration while the rest of the money will come from state budget funds.

“The project to upgrade the joint water infrastructure in the Nin, Privlaka and Vrsi municipalities is worth HRK 397.2 million with HRK 224.9 million, or 70.8 percent, in grants coming from EU funds,” the Croatian government said in a statement.

The contracts were signed by Environmental Protection and Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić, Hrvatske vode  company CEO Zoran Đuroković, Nin Mayor Emil Ćurko, and the Privlaka and Vrsi municipality chiefs Gašpar Begonja and Luka Perinić and Vir communal water company Vodovod Vir d.o.o. Hrvoje Bašić on behalf of the project carrier.

Minister Ćorić said after the signing that the project includes the construction of 102 kilometers of sewage networks with 34 pumping stations and waste water purification facilities as well as the cleaning of 31.8 kilometers of water supply networks and the purchase of equipment required for the maintenance of a waste water sewage system with undersea release.

The minister said that the project is big step forward because it raises the level of processed waste water to 83 percent. That improves the quality of life of both the population and tourists and raises the level of environmental protection, Ćorić said.

Nin Mayor Ćurko said the three municipalities could not develop further without the planned waste water sewage system while Zadar Županija district chief Božidar Longin said that tourism, which he said is the future of this part of Croatia, cannot be developed without quality infrastructure.

The tender for the agglomeration project of the three municipalities in the Zadar district was published in mid-November 2017. The project Improving the Communal Water Infrastructure in the Nin-Prevlaka-Vrsi Agglomeration Nin-Privlaka-Vrsi is the most complex and most expensive of the projects planned in the district’s development strategy to the year 2020.

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