As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a tender for investments in public Croatian irrigation worth 150 million kuna was announced on Monday this week. This is a tender from the Rural Development Programme for investments in basic public Croatian irrigation infrastructure in order to reduce the negative effects of droughts during the warm, dry summer months, ensure the stability of domestic agricultural production and increase the competitiveness of agricultural production on the whole.
The total amount of available public support funds stands at the aforementioned figure of 150 million kuna, and the deadline for submitting applications for support and submitting a certificate of the said application submissions will last from the 1st to the 28th of February, 2022.
Eligible beneficiaries for this tender are regional self-government units, and eligible projects are projects for the construction of a complete irrigation system in accordance with technical solutions and building permits (reservoirs, canals, surface and/or underground drainage systems as elements of the functional unit of the project, pumping stations, pipelines, distribution networks, control systems, etc).
The intensity of the financial support on offer to those it concerns and who apply for the tender will amount to a maximum of 100 percent of the total eligible costs of the project, the competent ministry noted. They also stated that so far, within the operation 4.3.1 entitled “Investments in basic infrastructure of public irrigation” through seventeen different projects, the amount of support has been agreed to exceed the 666 million kuna mark.
For more on agriculture in Croatia, make sure to check out our dedicated lifestyle section.