Four of Croatia’s Strategic Projects Located in Dubrovnik-Neretva County

Lauren Simmonds

It might come as a surprise to many, especially with just how long things take to get done in Croatia, that there are multiple highly significant projects, several of which are considered to be strategic, going on at the moment.

Despite the fact that Pelješac bridge and its Chinese builders are the most talked about part of Croatia’s current strategic projects, the country has more than just one mega-project going on, especially in the extreme south of Dalmatia.

As Morski writes on the 15th of June, 2019, the commission for evaluating and identifying proposals of strategic projects has come to a decision that include four such projects from Croatia’s southernmost county, Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

On the list of strategic projects of the Republic of Croatia lie the road connection of the rest of Croatia with southern Dalmatia, more specifically the construction of the aforementioned and much anticipated Pelješac bridge along with its accompanying access roads, a project funded primarily by European Union funds.

The project is of enormous significance not only to Croatia, but to Europe, as this will connect the EU’s territory, bypassing the need to travel through Neum (Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is not in the EU) when going to or leaving the Dubrovnik area. Croatian roads (Hrvatske ceste) is the investor in the bridge’s access roads, which are progressing at at a much slower rate than the construction of the bridge currently is.

Another, much less talked about project is the Lučino razdolje waste management centre, whose investor is the waste management agency of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, the construction of an infrastructure for a tanker connection for petroleum products and liquefied gas in the Port of Ploče, which is an investment undertaken by the Port Authority of Ploče, and the replacement of submarine 110 KV cables, a project in which the investor is a Croatian transmission system operator.

The fact that these projects are included in the List of Strategic Projects of the Republic of Croatia confirms their enormous importance to the state.

Make sure to follow our dedicated lifestyle and politics pages for much more on Croatia’s major projects, strategic and otherwise.


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment