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Upgrade of port on island of Cres well underway

Cres Port (PR)

ZAGREB, March 30 (Hina) – Reconstructing and upgrading the western section of the Port of Cres are being carried out as planned, with almost 50% of the planned work being completed to date, and all engaged in the project are complying with the COVID-19 protection measures, the port authority in that northern Croatian island said on Monday.

The project for the upgrade of Cres port involves constructing a 185 metres long and six metres wide breakwater and reconstructing about 280 metres of the land part of the port. The total worth of the project is HRK 40 million, out of which HRK 30 million will come from the Competitiveness and Cohesion Operational Programme.

Completion of works is expected by the end of 2021.

The port authority said that according to information by the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers, construction works can be carried out without restrictions, so the work on the new Cres port is being carried out according to plan.

“Although this is a period of uncertainty due to the pandemic, which has hit Croatia and the whole world, the coronavirus has not stopped construction works. This means that activities concerning the upgrade of the port of Cres are being carried out according to plan, and we have completed almost half of the work in the last six months,” said Anton Opatic, the head of port authority in Cres.

The project will ensure that the Cres port area is secured, and it will protect the bay from the impact of waves and wind. Adequate mooring and safe berths will be available to liners throughout the year.

(€1= HRK 7.6)

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