HGK: HRK 5.5m To Be Invested in Transport Sector Modernisation By 2027

By 22 February 2022
HGK: HRK 5.5m To Be Invested in Transport Sector Modernisation By 2027
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ZAGREB, 22 Feb 2022 - HRK 5.5 billion is expected to be invested in the development of a competitive and energy efficient transport system in Croatia by 2027, and 40 per cent of it will go towards railways modernisation, a panel said on Tuesday.

An additional HRK 900 million has been secured for investment in broadband internet coverage for all sectors that are key for recovery and resilience, Dario Soldo, director of the Construction and Transport Division at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), said at the panel on the use of funding from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the EU in the transport and logistics sector.

The dean of the Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Tomislav Josip Mlinarić, said it was important that the HRK 5.5 billion was duly spent, stressing that the faculty was willing to contribute to projects with its knowledge. He said that the modernisation of the transport sector would make the entire economy better and faster.

Professor Marko Šoštarić from the same faculty said that the focus would be on promoting sustainable forms of travel, including cycling, and modernising public transport infrastructure. He said that freight transport should use railways and internal waterways as much as possible. 

 (€1 = HRK 7.5)