ZAGREB, 16 February (Hina) – A HRK 42 million (€5.5 million) project of rebuilding the East Coast in the City of Split was officially launched on Tuesday.
The revamping and upgrade of the waterfront, built 150 years ago, will be financed with HRK 39 million from the European Union’s funds while the Croatian government is to contribute HRK 6.4 million.
The implementation of the project will expand the East Coast to 1,400 square metres, which will improve the flow of passengers and passers-by.
The project envisages the construction of four berths for catamarans. According to data from the Split Port Authority, from 2016 to 2019, the number of passengers aboard catamarans increased by 60%.
In attendance at today’s ceremony were Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the director of the Split Port Authority, Vice Mihanović, who underscored the significance of the project.
“This project will be a real refreshment for Split, it will represent a step forward in the architectural and functional sense, it will help the flow of traffic and the movement of people in a more pleasant and safe way,” said Plenković.
The Prime Minister expressed hope that this project will be completed and realized in 11 months, adding that the view of the East Coast will take on exactly the splendor that Split deserves.