No to Sucuraj Marina as Government Turns Down Slovakian Concessionaire

By 21 November 2021

November the 21st, 2021 - There is still a resounding no as an answer the the question of the Sucuraj marina as the Croatian Government turns down a would-have-been Slovakian concessionaire.

As Morski writes, there's still nothing much to say about the construction of the Sucuraj marina which would boast 250 berths on the Central Dalmatian island of Hvar. At a session held several days ago, the Croatian Government entirely rejected the only bid that arrived in the tender because it was deemed to be incomplete and thus rendered invalid.

The concession was to cover an area of ​​slightly more than 100,000 square metres of maritime domain on which the waterfront, breakwaters, moorings, road accesses, buildings and all other associated infrastructure for the potential Sucuraj marina were to be built, which would add a lot to Hvar as a whole with its aforementioned additional 250 berths. The concession was otherwise to be granted for a period of thirty years.

The estimated value of the investment was slightly higher than 390 million kuna  and the tender had already been annulled once back in 2018 because "the concession holder did not provide a mandatory guarantee of a commercial bank in the amount of 1 percent of the total value of the project", which was one of the vital conditions which needed to be met in order to get a thumbs up from the government.

Only one company, Marina Scuraj d.o.o., which was founded in September last year by the Slovak company Sitno Holding Real Estate, which is owned by a Slovakian businessman and former politician, Ľudovít Cernak, applied for the repeated tender.

However, just a few days ago, the Croatian Government rejected the offer of this particular Slovak investor, because the conceptual design submitted in the offer is not in accordance with the spatial planning documents, ie the Urban Development Plan for the Nautical Tourism Port of Sucuraj - UPU 5.

It's worth mentioning that the aforementioned Slovakian holding previously won the tender of the Municipality of Preko for the development of the tourist zone Macjak - Sumljak.

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