The new port is intended exclusively for personal vessels up to eight metres in length, the Rovinj Port Authority said.
Port Authority head Donald Schiozzi said the new port was being opened ahead of 16 September, the Day of the City of Rovinj and its patron saint, St. Euphemia.
Mayor Marko Paliaga recalled that construction work on the new port started in late 2019, noting that currently more than 1,000 smaller vessels are registered in the city.
The largest part of the investment was contributed by Rovinj and its port authority, HRK 8.5 million was contributed by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure while Istria County participated with HRK 1.6 million.
Josip Bilaver, State Secretary at the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and the government’s envoy at the inauguration of the port, said the government had recognised the importance of investing in port infrastructure and would continue with such projects.
(€1 = HRK 7.5)
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