Goran Marić in Dubrovnik, Contracts for Various Projects Signed

Lauren Simmonds

After meeting at the Ranjina Palace with Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić and Lastovo Mayor Leo Katić, Goran Marić signed two contracts on the use of state property in ​​Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

As Dubrovacki Dnevnik reports on the 11th of September, 2017, after the last meeting between Nikola Dobroslavić and Goran Marić, certain problems of both Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the City of Dubrovnik were highlighted, and following on from that today, Goran Marić officially granted the use of the former building which housed the court in Metković to the branch of the Dubrovnik’s General Hospital.

A contract was also signed to allow the former building of the JNA to be used by the Municipality of Lastovo for the purpose of converting it into the Youth House of Ubli.

On this occasion, the Mayor of Lastovo Leo Katić stated that he was exceptionally happy with the steps being taken the Ministry which had been left in waiting in the works for 25 years.

”This is a truly commendable move. In addition to this assignment, two more big projects for Lastovo were announced at today’s meeting,” commented Katić.

Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić stressed that concrete steps are being taken.

”Here, projects have been launched, as promised at the last meeting with Minister Marić which was held a few months ago. Today, we’ve signed two contracts, and at a meeting ahead of this signing, many other projects have been agreed for the City of Dubrovnik as well as for the whole county. Various issues were raised, including the fortress at Prevlaka and numerous other locations that we hope we’ll reach an agreement on in the foreseeable future,” Dobroslavić said.

Dubrovnik’s Mayor Mato Franković specifically stressed the importance of an agreement on Villa Čingrija.

“Today, at a working meeting, we discussed several locations in the City of Dubrovnik. Certainly, it is important that the City of Dubrovnik redeems Villa Čingrija very quickly. We also discussed two of Komolac’s state-owned plots. On one of them, we plan to build a kindergarten, and at another, a boating hall with accompanying entertainment facilities. We also talked with the Minister about the issues surrounding certain projects on the Elafiti islands,” the Mayor stated.

”Although we’re a relatively small ministry, with a budget of some 50 million kuna and about 100 employees, we’re really trying and I think that these deals best demonstrate that fact. As the Mayor and Prefect themselves said, we’ve gone through a series of topics that are significant for the whole of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Specifically, the Ministry had a tender for the Čingrija Villa, but Mayor Franković expressed the special interest of the City for the purchase of the aforementioned location and, accordingly, we decided to sell Villa Čingrija to Dubrovnik. I can confirm that this villa will fall under the ownership of the City of Dubrovnik within the next 30 days” Marić said.

After today’s working meeting in Dubrovnik, Marić announced a tour of the Municipality of Dubrovnik and Konavle. An important point of interest of the tour is the Fortress on Prevlaka, and the initiative of the Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities Society to convert the neglected fortress close to the Montenegrin border into a museum.

Marić ends his time in Croatia’s southernmost county tomorrow when he is set to visit Metković and various other municipalities of the Neretva Valley.


Translated from Dubrovacki Dnevnik


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