Croatia to Support Road Connecting Ravno in BiH to Slano in Cro with €7.3m

Katarina Anđelković

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Denis Kapetanovic / PIXSELL
Denis Kapetanovic / PIXSELL

As 24Sata writes, the highway connecting the southernmost municipality in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the border of Croatia in Slano via the villages of Zavale and Orahova Dol will enable its residents to reach their destination in ten minutes. The Government of the Republic of Croatia recently approved about 7.3 million euros for this project. Minister Butkovic stated that this is an extremely important road for the development and survival of people in the Ravno municipality.

“This road opens up new opportunities for this municipality, for the people who live here in terms of tourism, economy, and demographics. Of course, some things will take place here in a more positive way than they have been so far,” said the Minister of the Sea, Transport, and infrastructure after signing the contract.

The mayor of Ravno, Andrija Simunovic assessed that the road connecting this municipality with Croatia is the most valuable project implemented since the municipality was established 30 years ago. “This project will revitalise the entire area from Orahova dol, Ravno, Spilja Vjetrenica, and Popovo Polje. This project is also significant for the demographic recovery because it will only take 10 minutes to travel from Zavala to Slano,” said Mayor Simunovic.

The signing in Ravno was also attended by the leader of the Croatian National Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dragan Covic. He assessed that during the two mandates of Andrej Plenkovic’s Government, relations between BiH and Croatia and Croats from the two countries experienced a ‘renaissance’.

Butkovic and Covic previously discussed several other projects in Mostar. Among them is the initiative to re-establish the Croatia Airlines flight between Zagreb and Mostar.

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