The new apartments should be completed by the end of next year
More than 25 years after the end of the Homeland War, Vukovar is getting its first new apartment building, reports Lokalni. Construction work should begin next week, and the building will dispose of 21 apartments with surface area measuring from 35 to 67 square metres.
Nikola Mažar, the State Secretary at the Central State Office for Construction and Housing Care, stated the project should be completed in 400 days, while the total investment sum amounts to 8.8 million kuna. “The new dwelling units are intended for war veterans, socially disadvantaged persons, and young families”, Mažar said.
He announced the Central State Office will do everything in their power to shorten the waiting period for allocation of construction materials and for housing lists. Many have been waiting for an apartment in Vukovar for more than 10 years, and still haven’t lived to see their new home – they either passed or moved away in the meantime.
The housing list in Vukovar currently numbers 1.018 applications. This year, 130 apartments will be made available, 52 of those returned to the state as they were empty or illegally inhabited.
Mažar also stated the Central State Office is currently working on construction of new apartment buildings in Kneževi Vinogradi, Beli Manastir, Stara Gradiška, Petrinja, Knin and Benkovac.