Major Railway Infrastructure Project to be Launched

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Croatian Railways start construction works on the Dugo Selo – Križevci railway line.

Croatian Railways Infrastructure (HŽ Infrastruktura), a state-owned company, is about to begin works on the reconstruction of existing and construction of the second track of the railway line on the section Dugo Selo – Križevci, reports on April 9, 2016.

It is the largest rail infrastructure project in Croatia whose estimated value amounts to 1.5 billion kuna. As much as 85 percent of the amount will be co-financed by the European Union funds, according to a statement published by Croatian Railways.

After the State Commission for Supervision of Public Procurement Process on 8 April entirety rejected the appeal filed by bidders on the selection of contractors, the conditions have been fulfilled for the signing of contracts for construction works between Croatian Railways Infrastructure and the consortium consisting of Croatian companies Div, Dalekovod, and Zagreb-Montaža. The works should start in the summer of this year, and the whole project should be finished by the end of 2019.

“This is a major step for Croatian Railways Infrastructure as well as for the Croatian economy. We are proud that with this project our company becomes the main partner in the biggest project in Croatia which has been co-financed by EU funds. This is an important day for our company and I would like to thank all those who have worked on this project. Finally we are going to start with the works and we are extremely happy”, said Renata Suša, general manager of Croatian Railways Infrastructure.

“This is a strategic project with which Croatian Railways Infrastructure will certainly contribute to the growth of GDP, the revitalization of the construction sector and improving the quality of rail transport in Croatia. In addition, we are excited about the fact that the project has been recognized by the European Union, which will with 85 percent of the funds co-finance the works and supervision of the project. It is a section that is part of the Mediterranean Corridor, one of two European transport corridors that pass through Croatia and are part of the European transport network. We have focused on priority investments that are potentially the largest generators of traffic and revenue growth”, added Suša.

“We have chosen the most affordable price offer and I believe that the Croatian companies which have been selected as contractors will, together with the team from Croatian Railways Infrastructure headed by project manager Tihomir Lažeta, do an excellent job”, concluded Suša.


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