Construction Begins on First City Port in Omiš at End of the Year

Daniela Rogulj

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Deni Ulić/Split-Dalmatia County Port Authority

It may not be a new road to Split, but it’s something the people of Omiš can look forward to. 

By the summer of 2021, the town of Omiš should welcome a port, which will be the first port in the history of the famous town that sits at the mouth of Cetina river. According to the director of the Port Authority of Split-Dalmatia County, Domagoj Maroević, the project, which is worth 75 million kuna, should begin by the end of this year, reports Dalmacija Danas on September 18, 2018. 

Within the project, Omiš will also receive a 440-meter long promenade with around 80 seasonal berths, landscaping, new public lighting and cabinets for electricity and water. The project will take up a total of 12,000 square meters of coastline.

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Maroević explained that 10,000 square meters will be used for a waterfront promenade taken after Split’s ‘West Coast’, and the existing infrastructure will be expanded as local shippers are currently working in very tight conditions. 

“The contest to select the contractor was announced today, and the works should, if there are no appeals in the procedure, begin by the end of this year, i.e., at the latest by the beginning of 2019. The port should open for the 2021 season,” Maroević added.

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The people of Omiš believe that this project will revive the town, as the project will completely change the town’s appearance and role, reach and attraction for tourists, both from the sea and from the mainland. Nautical tourism in Omiš will certainly significantly increase, and the new and modern look of the town should further contribute to its attractiveness.

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The other novelty is that the town will also be connected to the island of Brač.

“There will be a line between Omiš and Postira, which should be operational next year. The town of Omiš will announce a concession for this line, and we expect it to be a private carrier,” Maroević said. 

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The director also added the project will be supported through funding.

“I am talking about funds through the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, and given that the County allocates 4 million kuna each year to port infrastructure, we expect the support of the County,” said Maroević. 

Regarding transport infrastructure, Croatian Roads will work on correcting the Omiš “S” curve and connect traffic to the port. 

All photos Deni Ulić/Split-Dalmatia County Port Authority 


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