Friday, 10 December 2021

Fazana Constructing New Sport Centre, Care Home, Infrastructure...

December the 10th, 2021 - Fazana in Istria is putting its money where its mouth is and getting ready to construct various new facilities, from a sport centre to a care home to new traffic and communal infrastructure.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Fazana's Radomir Korac recently presented his draft budget for next year, which will be firmly on the agenda of the Municipal Council.

"In the past, Fazana has flourished on all levels, both economic and cultural, in terms of sports and overall activities. The municipality has increased by several tens of percent and today it has 3,650 inhabitants. From a small fishing village and a point of orientation to the City of Pula, today, we're among the ten most developed municipalities in all of Croatia with great prospects for further development,'' he stated.

''Many infrastructure projects were created in that period, and many are still ahead of us. The Municipality of Fazana plans to invest significant funds in development in 2022, namely, 23,035,000 kuna will be invested for the purchase of non-financial assets, and 4,100,000 kuna through capital aid to utility companies such as Vodovod and Pragrande, which totals 27,135,000 kuna in capital investments,'' announced Kora, noting that all of the above represents 52.3 percent of budget expenditures, which indicates, he added, that the municipality has a very high level of investment, as reported by local portal Glas Istre.

Among the most prominent infrastructure projects for Fazana, the mayor pointed out the preparation of project documentation and the construction of a new care home, a new youth centre, the construction of a football centre in Fazana, the construction of the Valbandon social and sport centre, a skate park, a recycling yard and much, much more, all of which will also require fresh traffic and communical infrastructure.

In addition to all of the above, significant funds will be invested in the construction of Fazana's water supply and sewerage networks in the closer Valbandon area. In 2022, the largest project will start, the Pula North Agglomeration, which will seek to properly address the issue of the sewage and water supply network, which will enable the expansion of the construction area and solve the current overloaded sewage network. Not dealing with this represents an obstacle to further tourism development in and around Fazana.

He also announced that next year, a building permit will be obtained for the extension of the primary school, he also said that the construction of one side of the port in Valbandon will begin in the same year, which will provide a hundred new berths, and at the same time the project of the Port of Fazana will be completed in cooperation with the Port Authority.

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Monday, 4 March 2019

200 Million Kuna Worth of Investments Planned for Istria's Ports

Investment in Croatia continues despite problematic red tape, and thanks to EU funds (among others), Istria County is set to see a huge cash injection for their numerous ports.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 4th of March, 2019, Istria County is the founder of five port authorities: Pula Port Authority, Rovinj Port Authority, Rabac Port Authority, Poreč Port Authority and Umag-Novigrad Port Authority, which are expecting big investments this year, according to a report from Glas Istre.

In Pula, the completion of the new 130-metre-long coastline is expected, which will surely contribute to the further overall growth of maritime traffic in the busy Port of Pula. The construction of the new operational coast/shoreline is a project which has been being carried out in several phases, and the latter part of it is worth 3.5 million kuna. Another significant move is that at the end of this year, the design of the passenger terminal project in Pula should begin.

In addition to the ''doing up'' of Pula's coastline, Pula Port Authority is also expecting several other projects to begin, including the replacement of pontoon at Bunarina, the continuation of the promenade towards Veli Vrh, the redoing of the coastline in Fažana, as well as the harbour in Krnica, and works on the beloved Brijuni island which stand at about seven million kuna.

In 2019, Rovinj Port Administration plans to build the San Pelagio communal port, estimated at a value of 32 million kuna, in which Istria County, the City of Rovinj and Rovinj Port Authority will jointly participate.

Significant investments, announced by county prefect Flego, are also expected in the area of ​​the Port of Rabac. The plan is to reconstruct the Trget communal barges, the value of which is estimated at 13.3 million kuna.

Other projects in the works are the construction of a primary breakwater in the port of Rabac, estimated at 72 million kuna, for which a financing model is currently being sought, while the project of Brestov Port, worth 23.7 million kuna, is set to be financed through European Union funds.

Poreč Port Authority is also expecting a number of projects, and the most significant of them all is extension is the existing naval structure in Vrsar Port, which serves as a home for fishing vessels, amounting to 10.5 million kuna. With the extension of the existing area, fifteen brand bew anchorage sites will be provided, meeting the needs of Vrsar Port, as one of the most active fishing centres on the western coast of Istria.

In addition, progress is being made on works on the Barbaran breakwater, through with Poreč Port Authority continues to invest in the Poreč aquatorium. This is the most important investment this year in Poreč, worth 4.8 million kuna, which is financed from the aforementioned port authority's own funds, Istria County and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure.

A welcome 5.1 million kuna was allocated by the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund to the Umag-Novigrad Port Authority, for the demolition of the old pier and the construction of a new one in Savudrija harbour, seventeen new lighting posts, the introduction of video surveillance cameras, and the installation of an ''eco-island'' for waste separation for local fishermen.

In addition to all of the above, another major project is under preparation for the construction of the new Dajla-Belveder port, and all the necessary permits to get the green light are now underway.

The start of construction is planned for this year and will continue through 2020. The construction of the port will provide sixty communal berths, a landing place for fishing vessels and an appropriate operational shoreline for small boat excursions. The project value amounts to 24.3 million kuna, with the funds provided by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Istria County, the City of Novigrad, and the Umag-Novigrad Port Authority.

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

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Thursday, 2 November 2017

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