After 18 Projects Worth 50 Million Kuna, Brijuni E-Mobility to Come Next

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, the director of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, Sinisa Kukic, recently signed an agreement with the director of the Brijuni National Park, Marno Milotic, on co-financing electric tourist vehicles worth a massive 1.9 million kuna. As part of this praiseworthy Brijuni e-mobility project, the Fund will co-finance twenty electric vehicles intended for rent for Brijuni, and a further four intended for the transport of guests, with a total value of over three million kuna.

The Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and Brijuni National Park are continuing their close cooperation, which has so far resulted in the implementation of 18 projects worth over 50 million kuna in total, through this new project aimed at introducing a Brijuni e-mobility system.

These are the agreements concluded over recent days by the representatives of the two sides, the director of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, Sinisa Kukic, and the director of the Brijuni National Park, Marno Milotic. According to Kukic, Brijuni e-mobility will come in handy as e-mobility is already a highly placed strategic goal of the European Union (EU), especially in areas that are oases of biodiversity, such as national parks, which Croatia has many of.

“We’re glad that tourism on the Brijuni islands is really being considered in terms of sustainability and we’ll be more than happy to continue to be available for all quality ideas that will contribute to the goals of environmental protection and energy efficiency,” said Kukic.

Considering 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 and likely financed, which will be accompanied by the Fund’s new co-financing programmes.

Milotic also confirmed that sustainability must be a priority in the management of national parks, emphasising that the purchase of new electric vehicles will enrich the tourist offer of the island, and also preserve its beauty and biodiversity. As he said, that was their goal and the implementation of an EU Brijuni project, where they also achieved excellent cooperation with the Fund, saying: “This will continue to be our goal”

It’s worth noting that the aforementioned Brijuni EU project (Novo ruho Brijuna) is one of the projects regarding national parks and nature parks that was successfully nominated for the tender of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds called “Promoting the sustainable use of natural heritage in national parks and nature parks”.

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