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Contract signed for extension works of the port of Mrtvaška, Lošinj in Croatia

Assistant Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Capt. Siniša Orlić participated in the signing of the contract for the extension of the port of Mrtvaška on the island of Lošinj in Rijeka. The contract worth 57 million kuna was signed by the director of the Mali Lošinj County Port Authority, Filip Balija, and the representative of the contractor, Texo Molior from Cavtat and Impresa Construzioni Mentucci from Italy, Antonio Deranja –
January 21, 2021 The signing of the contract was also attended by the County Prefect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Zlatko Komadina, Acting Director of the Maritime Administration of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Nina Perko, Mayor of Mali Lošinj, Ana Kučić, Head of the Board for Maritime Affairs, Transport and Communications, Nada Milošević, and the president of UV ŽLU Mali Lošinj, Loris Rak. The project “Upgrading the port open to public transport Mrtvaška on the island of Lošinj” is the largest port construction project in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, which is co-financed with a grant of 81 million kuna from the European Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion, and aims to expand and increase capacity in the port, reduction of travel time, increase of maritime traffic safety and better connection of the island of Lošinj with Dalmatia and the neighboring islands of Pag and Rab. “The Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure has been investing heavily in the development of port infrastructure in recent years”, Assistant Minister Orlić pointed out. Mayor Komadina added that this project is a continuation of a large investment cycle in port infrastructure and thanked the relevant ministry for supporting previous projects prepared by port authorities in time to be ready to receive the possibility of withdrawing European money. The project for the construction of the port of Mrtvaška envisages the construction of 105 meters of breakwater with two ferry ramps for receiving ships in international and domestic traffic, and in the extension of the breakwater and ferry ramp it is planned to build an operational plateau 100 meters long to accommodate high-speed lines and merchant boats. In the continuation of the operational plateau, it will be possible to accept a permanent connection for the population of the island of Ilovik. Completion of all works is expected by the end of 2023. Source: Government of Croatia

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