Water Supply, Wastewater System to Be Improved in Dalmatian Towns

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ZAGREB, July 13, 2019 – The water supply and wastewater management system in the towns of Trilj, Otok and Dicmo in the Split hinterland will be reconstructed and improved by the implementation of a 248 million kuna project co-funded by the European Union, and to this end two agreements were signed in Trilj on Saturday.

Under this scheme, 133 million kuna will be set aside as non-repayable funds from the EU Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 – 2020 .

The water network and sewerage pipes as well as wastewater treatment facilities in the Trilj-Otok-Dicmo agglomeration will be reconstructed and extended in compliance with the relevant EU directives.

Attending the ceremony, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković underscored the importance of the project for the Cetinska Krajina region.

He also cited figures on a rise in the number of contracts concluded by Croatia on EU-funded projects.

During the term of this government, contracts have been concluded for 70% of EU funds as against 9% at the start of the term, and that means 7.5 billion kuna, said the premier.

Of that amount, 2.6 billion has been absorbed, and this will also accelerate as now large-scale projects are in the pipeline, according to the premier’s explanation.

All that brings about palpable effects for the quality of life of citizens, he added.

Trilj Mayor Ivan Šipić said that the project would help to revive the region and create hundreds of jobs.

More news about EU funds can be found in the Business section.


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