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ZAGREB (Croatia), May 31 (SeeNews) - Croatia will launch a 210 million kuna ($31.5 million/28.3 million euro) project for the reconstruction of the tramway network in Zagreb with financial support from the European Union, local media reported on Friday.
The project will be financed 85/15 by EU funds and the state budget, which means some 178.5 million kuna will come from the EU's cohesion funds, news daily Poslovni Dnevnik quoted officials from the ministry of regional development and EU funds as saying.
The project will be carried out by public transport authority Zagreb Electric Tram (ZET) and should be completed by 2023.It aims to modernise and improve the quality of the existing tramway network in the city of Zagreb in order to meet EU standards for safety, security, disabled persons accessibility and reduction of CO2 emissions.
The overhaul should also result in a rise in the number of people using the city's tramway services.
Project works will concern the revamp of tramway infrastructure only, and will not include the supply of new tram cars, Poslovni said.
(1 euro = 7.42071 kuna)