At the premises of the Vukovar City Museum, the Port Authority Vukovar held an initial conference as part of the project “Preparation of project documentation for the construction of a vertical coast in the port of Vukovar”. The conference was attended by the Acting Director of the Port Authority Vukovar, Iva Horvat and President of the Management Board of IGH d.d. Robert Petrosian, on behalf of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and infrastructure, the director of the Inland Navigation administration Duška Kunštek, deputy Prefect of Vukovar-Srijem County, Mr. Franjo Orešković, representative of the City of Vukovar and other guests who attended the signing of the contract.
After initial remarks of the Acting Director of the Port Authority Vukovar Iva Horvat and President of the Management Board of IGH d.d. Mr. Robert Petrosian, the signing of the contract which benefits Vukovar in the future with investment worth over tens of millions of euros ensued.
The signed agreement refers to the project “Preparation of project documentation for the construction of a vertical coast in the port of Vukovar” while the construction phase is planned after obtaining the acts for construction in the next programming period.
The total value of the signed contract is HRK 7.4 million, of which the share of co-financing from the EU is HRK 6.3 million and the remaining HRK 1.1 million is financed from the state budget.
“I am happy that we have gathered here in Vukovar to give meaning to this project “Preparation of project documentation for the construction of a vertical coast in the port of Vukovar”. Port Authority Vukovar has recognized the need to expand port capacity. Sole preparation of the documentation for realization of the projects includes extensive making of geodetic and geomechanical bases, environmental impact study, preliminary design and ultimately the main design that will result in the construction of a vertical shore in the port Vukovar and greatly expand the capacity of the port of Vukovar “, said the director of the Internal Administration navigation Duška Kunštek.
Acting Director of the Port Authority Vukovar Iva Horvat greeted all present and expressed satisfaction with the signing of the contract which will start with activities aimed at modernization of port infrastructure, arrangement of the undeveloped part of the coast in the port of Vukovar, construction of the new railway, road and communal infrastructure and associated handling and storage area. With the realization of this project, the port service will become more efficient, of better quality and the port of Vukovar more competitive. She also thanked everyone who helped prepare this project where she primarily referred to the Ministry of Sea Transport and Infrastructure.
It is a great honour for me to be here in Vukovar, a city that means a lot to the Republic of Croatia. What makes me happy is that IGH d.d. contributes to the development of port infrastructure in Vukovar. We have worked on several projects in Vukovar and this project “Preparation of project documentation for the construction of a vertical coast in the port of Vukovar” is another in a series that we will realize. Thank you again to everyone and we hope for a good cooperation”, said the President of the Management Board of IGH d.d. Robert Petrosian.
The project is part of a broader project to develop the river port of Vukovar on the basic network, the Rhine-Danube corridor. The coastal port infrastructure and port connections with the basic railway and road network shall be upgraded. The main goal of the project is the preparation of technical documentation, including obtaining location and building permits for the construction of 300 meters of new vertical shore in the part where the coast was not built with associated tracks and a connection to the existing railway infrastructure. The project would prevent the harmful effects of high waters in the port area and would put into port function the currently unused space right next to the coast thus increasing the capacity and competitiveness of the port of Vukovar.
Co-financed by European Union instrument – Connecting Europe Facility
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