Klenovica Fishing Port Upgraded

By 21 July 2018

ZAGREB, July 21, 2018 - Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković (HDZ), and Prefect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Zlatko Komadina (SDP), sailed into the northern Adriatic fishing port of Klenovica on Saturday to mark the completion of works on the second phase of the port's reconstruction, worth 16 million kuna.

The port reconstruction project began 12 years ago when Butković served as mayor of the nearby town of Novi Vinodolski.

During the first phase of the project, in 2011 and 2012, a primary breakwater was built, while work on the secondary phase, which included construction of a 56-metre-long secondary breakwater and extension of the wharf with berths for fishing boats, began in September 2017. The total value of the works is nearly 30 million kuna, Butković said.

He said that similar projects were being carried out or planned at another 28 locations along the Adriatic coast. For this purpose Croatia has at its disposal about 80 million euro from EU funds, along with 60 million kuna from the state budget.

Butković said that the newly-reconstructed fishing port would ensure a future for Klenovica and its tourist industry.

Komadina said that the port of Klenovica was a project of a generation and proof that "when something starts in time and in unity, it can be finished in the best possible way."

The project was co-financed by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, and was carried out by the Krk and Sun Adria construction companies.