The minister said that the works are going on according to the plan and the first stage is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.
Tramišak revealed that KBC Split has plans and is preparing documents for other strategic projects, including the construction of a new hospital building and that EU funds have been secured for this.
Apart from the IES complex, the officials today also discussed the plans for a Regional Transfusion Centre, which is another large-scale project being co-financed with the European Union’s funds.
Dr Meštrović highlighted good cooperation that makes it possible for these projects to develop well.
The IES project is valued at HRK 70 million (€9.3 million) with more than HRK 30 million (€4 million) having been secured from EU funds. The project is being financed through the 2014-2020 Competitiveness and Cohesion operational programme, and the project is due to be completed until the end of 2023. The project involves investments in infrastructure at the existing premises as well as medical and other equipment.
The second large-scale project, the Regional Transfusion Centre, which too, is being financed from the same operational programme, is estimated at HRK 54 million (€7.4 million) with HRK 31 million being provided by the EU and will be implemented until August 2023. The centre will include a blood bank that can collect 30,000 doses of blood and blood products with 12,000 doses taken at the centre itself and 18,000 taken in the field.