Post-Quake Reconstruction of Embankments in Sisak-Moslavina County Underway

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The reconstruction works are progressing well, the Hrvatske Vode general director Zoran Đuroković said on Wednesday while touring the construction site for the embankment on the right bank of the Kupa River near Krnjica in the Petrinja area.

The construction site was also visited by Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect Ivan Celjak and Elizabeta Kos of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

The works in the Petrinja area are worth HRK 60 million, we are reconstructing eight kilometres of the embankment, and there are a total of 15 such construction sites worth HRK 200 million, said the director of Hrvatske Vode.

All works are planned to be completed until 15 May next year since funding from the Solidarity Fund is being used.

Kos said that the earthquake damaged not only residential buildings but also infrastructure, and damage was also caused by erosion and landslides.

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has reported all that damage to the Solidarity Fund, and we have HRK 555 million at our disposal, with all funds contracted. We believe we will spend them by 15 May 2023, said Kos.

In Petrinja alone, the damage to water supply and drainage amounts to HRK 160 million, and works have been contracted with public water service providers, she added.

Asked by the press how the drought affected the water supply, Đuroković said that drought was always a threat to the water supply but that the situation in Croatia was under control.

Although the water level of the River Sava is also very low, this does not cause problems for pumping stations in the Zagreb area, he added.

Therefore, we have available capacities for further development of water supply, so there will be no problems, he said.

As for the water supply in other parts of the country, he noted the situation was also under control.

Even in the Adriatic area, there are no special reductions despite a large number of tourists. The recent rain in Istria further alleviated the situation. Unlike other countries in Europe, we have been successfully resisting drought, Đuroković said.


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