September the 28th, 2023 – A brand new Šibenik passenger terminal is set to be put into function next year, enabling better quality for the huge number of visitors visiting that Dalmatian coastal city.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the construction of the maritime-passenger terminal in the Port of Šibenik and the Vrulje pier is progressing well, and the new facilities should be operational in less than a year, it was said at a press conference on Wednesday. The representative of the contractor and the director of Minigradnja, Antonio Perica, said that the new Šibenik passenger terminal should be completed in less than one year. According to him, construction works are currently underway.
An 8.2 million euro project
The total value of the Šibenik passenger terminal project stands at around 8.2 million euros in total. The director of the Šibenik Port Authority, Paško Dželalija, reported that around 193,000 passengers passed through Šibenik port this year alone.
“That’s an enormous number of passengers who until now had inadequate space through which to pass, but now they’ll be met with quality,” he said of the project. The designer, Sunčana Rapaić, pointed out that the project fits into the recognisable vision of the City of Šibenik and is functional, sustainable and with public space left at the disposal of the local community.
The up and coming Šibenik passenger terminal will consist of two buildings. Domestic and international passenger traffic will be separated. It will have customs offices, an office for the port’s administration and other offices and a public space laid out in similar way to a typical Mediterranean garden. It will be located a mere fifteen-minute walk away from the historic Dalmatian city’s sights and form a promenade with the the beach.
Continued investment in Croatia’s port infrastructure
On Wednesday, the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butković, visited the construction site of the future Šibenik passenger terminal and attended the presentation of the third phase of the project as part of the extension of the Vrulje wharf. “Through future financial perspectives, envelopes, the national recovery plan and the continued growth of funds from the state budget, we’re continuing to invest in Croatia’s port infrastructure,” he said.