The director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, Siniša Kukić, with the acting Director of the Public Institution Brijuni National Park Marno Milotić signed an agreement on 4 January for the co-financing of electric tourist vehicles worth 1.9 million kuna.
As part of the project, the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund will co-finance 20 electric vehicles for Brijuni National Park intended for rent and 4 intended for the transport of guests, with a total value of over 3 million kuna.
“Emobility is already a strategic goal of the European Union, especially in areas that are oases of biodiversity, such as national parks. We are glad that tourism on Brijuni is really being considered in terms of sustainability and we will be happy to continue to be available for all quality ideas that will contribute to the goals of environmental protection and energy efficiency,” concluded the director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.
Marno Milotić, the acting Director of the Public Institution Brijuni National Park, confirmed that sustainability must be a priority in the management of national parks. “By purchasing new electric vehicles, the tourist offer of the island will be enriched, but also its specialties will be preserved. This was our goal with the implementation of the EU project New attire of Brijuni, where we also achieved excellent cooperation with the Fund, and this will continue to be our goal,” concluded Milotić.
The long-term cooperation between the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund and the Brijuni National Park has so far resulted in the implementation of 18 projects worth over HRK 50 million.
With regard to the Green Plan and the climate and energy policy of the Republic of Croatia, it can be expected that all activities that contribute to sustainability and green infrastructure will continue to be encouraged, which will be accompanied by the Fund’s new co-financing programs.