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Several large-scale water utility infrastructure projects underway in southern Croatia

ZAGREB, Oct 24 (Hina) – The municipality of Kastela can expect the improvement of its water supply and sewerage system after the formal beginning of an HRK 263 million project to upgrade the water utility network in this agglomeration of seven small towns west of the Adriatic city of Split on Friday.

In the next three years, more than 60 kilometres of sewer pipelines plus 25 kilometres of water supply lines will be built, enabling over 7,000 local inhabitants to have access to public water supply.

In addition, there will be more than 8,000 connections to the sewerage system.

All those works are planned as part of the Kastela-Trogir agglomeration project for constructing 225 kilometres of sewer pipelines and 125 kilometres of water supply lines, the director of the state-run water management company “Hrvatske Vode”, Zoran Djurokovic, said at the ceremony of the beginning of the implementation of the project in Kastela.

Economy Minister Tomislav Coric said on that occasion that the Kastel-Trogir project was estimated at HRK 1.4 billion.

HRK 4.6bn being invested in water supply and sewerage systems in Split County

Representatives of the county authorities recalled that the works on improving water supply and sewerage systems in seven agglomerations in the Split-Dalmatia County were underway and that those investments were worth HRK 4.6 billion.

The projects are expected to be completed in late 2023.

Rehabilitation of Karepovac landfill site

Apart from the improvement of the water supply and sewerage systems, also the rehabilitation of the Karepovac landfill, outside Split, is being planned, and the contract to this effect was signed in the City of Split on Friday, whereby the city authorities will be allocated nearly 115 million kuna as non-repayable funds for this purpose.

The first stage of the rehabilitation has been conducted since 2017, and Mayor Andro Krstulovic Opara recalled that the works had been conducted with the financial and expert assistance provided by the national fund for the environment protection and energy efficiency, which disbursed 59 million kuna for the Karepovac rehabilitation project, worth 289 million kuna.

Apart from the works in Split County, also the documentation for the Dubrovnik Agglomeration is nearing completion, Minister Coric said in Konavle last Thursday at the ceremony at which the local 18.4 million kuna water purification plant was inaugurated.

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