Something new is on its way to Vela Luka.
As Morski writes on the 19th of April, 2018, long-standing Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect, Nikola Dobroslavić, signed a contract with Vela Luka’s Port Authority Director, Boris Žuvela, on the financing of the Environmental Impact Study for “Fishing Port Vela Luka” project, which is worth 150,000 kuna in total.
Korcula Online reports that the signing of this contract will ensure the continuation of the activities regarding the further development of the project for the construction of fishing infrastructure in the port area open to public transport in Vela Luka, it will also provide funds for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Study for the same subject. Therefore, as has been emphasised on this occasion, Dubrovnik-Neretva County plans to realise the project of the fishing infrastructure in Vela Luka and to report it for the allocation of European Union cash from the fund for fishery development.
Along with the fishing infrastructure in Vela Luka, through the County Port Authority of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Neretva County intends to go forward and develop a similar fishing infrastructure project in the port area open to public transport in Sustjepan, located along Rijeka Dubrovačka, for which cofinancing from European Union funds will also be provided.
With the construction of these two ports, more high quality conditions for the development of fisheries would be gained and this would mark the improvement of an already extremely important branch of the economy, especially for this part of the country.
Due to the strategic position of the Sustjepan, with regard to its close proximity to the City of Dubrovnik, and Vela Luka’s position owing to its connection with the central Adriatic, the position of the fishing infrastructure in both areas will make Croatia much more recognisable, as well as much more accessible in regard to the Adriatic fishing map.